Certified School Nurse (District Wide) - School RN
Company: Kildeer Countryside School District 96
Location: Buffalo Grove
Posted on: November 20, 2022
Certified School Nurse (District Wide)Kildeer Countryside School
CERTIFIED SCHOOL NURSE
The job of Certified School Nurse is established for the purpose of
assessing the health needs of students; developing emergency care
plans and individual health plans incorporating input from parent
and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student
health, including parental and guardian consent; providing
appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured
students; providing health information and serving as a resource to
teachers, staff, and administrators; identifying health problems
for referral for proper treatment; providing leadership and
coordination of the comprehensive School Health Program; and
mentoring of all school nurses.
This job reports to the Director of Educational Services.
* Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical
treatments for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill,
medically fragile and/or injured children in accordance with State
laws and District policies.
* Administers mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing,
etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or
providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or
* Assesses situations involving students' safety, abuse (physical,
sexual, drug, etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose
of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and
complying with legal requirements.
* Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers,
and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing
student health services, providing information and complying with
* Conducts age appropriate programs and/or activities in
conjunction with classroom curriculum for the purpose of supporting
established lesson plans.
* Conducts site assessments (e.g. health issues, student health
records, emergency preparedness, building/grounds environments,
building facilities, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues
and/or providing recommendations for improving safety and
* Counsels students and families on health conditions and lifestyle
issues (e.g. mental health, pregnancy, sexually transmitted
disease, substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of facilitating a
healthier student population.
* Develops individual student health care plans and emergency care
plans for students with special care needs (e.g. plans, interprets,
establishes, evaluates, etc.) for the purpose of addressing
students' health needs, providing direction to site personnel
and/or implementing directions provided by parents and/or
* Implements health care plans for students with health problems
for the purpose of meeting the needs of students with chronic
health problems and/or accommodation requirements.
* Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of
advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending
further medical and/or emotional intervention.
* Maintains students confidential files, records and reports as
required for compliance with various state, federal and
administrative regulations (e.g. health care plans, agency
referrals, accident reports, health services report, immunization
reports, med counts, etc.) for the purpose of providing information
required by legal requirements and professional standards.
* Mentors and trains school nurses for the purpose of ensuring the
efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
* Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the
purpose of attending to their immediate health care concerns and
initiating follow-up care.
* Orders supplies and materials as needed for the purpose of
ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work
* Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars,
Individual Educational Plan meetings, and interdisciplinary teams
for the purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information
on students' health needs, service delivery, educational programs
and/or improving skills and knowledge.
* Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of
ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work
* Provides care to students with chronic illnesses and to extremely
high-risk students (e.g. allergies, asthma, diabetes, seizures,
medically fragile, etc.) for the purpose of assisting the child in
achieving the highest possible functional level.
* Provides training on a variety of health related subjects (e.g.
CPR, disaster preparedness, child abuse, health education,
medication management, policies and procedures, substance abuse,
growth and development, food allergies, OSHA, hygiene, training
opportunities and in-services for nurses, etc.) for the purpose of
promoting a healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to
students, teachers, and other school personnel.
* Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the
purpose of providing required follow-up treatment and services.
* Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and
appropriate agencies (e.g. fights, suspected child or substance
abuse, contagious diseases, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining
students' personal safety, a positive learning environment and
complying with regulatory requirements and established
* Researches a variety of topics relating to health and medical
care (e.g. wellness, nutrition, treatment protocols, childhood
diseases, etc.) for the purpose of providing information to staff,
students, parents, and the public.
* Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls,
seizures, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc.) for the purpose
of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need
to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to
satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering
to safety practices; administering first aid; handling hazardous
materials/waste; effective listening; interpersonal aptitude;
operating equipment used in clinical setting; operating standard
office equipment including using pertinent software applications;
and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations
using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical
information, compose a variety of documents; and analyze situations
to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based
competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of
the job include: health standards and hazards; safety practices and
procedures; stages of child development; age appropriate
knowledge of community resources; and pediatric and family nursing
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings,
and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and
consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is
required to independently work with others in a wide variety of
circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different
processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is
also required to work with diverse individuals and/or groups; work
with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a
variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is
required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving
with data frequently requires independent interpretation of
guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is significant.
Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include: adaptability/flexibility
to changing work priorities; communicating with persons of diverse
backgrounds/knowledge/skills; dealing with distraught, angry, or
hostile individuals; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines
and schedules; working as part of a team; providing information
and/or training; decision making; multi-tasking; organizing; and
maintaining effective working relationships.
Responsibilities include: working independently under limited
supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; leading,
guiding, and/or coordinating others. Utilization of resources from
other disciplines may be required to perform the job's functions.
There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization's
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions
require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying,
pushing, and/or pulling; and some fine finger dexterity. Generally
the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. This
job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment under
conditions with exposure to risk of injury.
Experience: Job related experience is desired
Education: Bachelor's degree in job-related area
Certificates and Licenses
Valid Illinois Professional Educator License
Designated Subject Matter Endorsement-School Nurse
Keywords: Kildeer Countryside School District 96, Buffalo Grove , Certified School Nurse (District Wide) - School RN, Healthcare , Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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