School Nurse (Floating)

Felton, DE 19943, US
Dec 28, 2017
Job Category
Support Staff, School Nurse
TITLE: School Nurse (Floating)

QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet the certification requirements of the State of Delaware Department of Education, this includes a B.S., R.N.

REPORTS TO: Student Services Supervisor

JOB GOAL: To provide the fullest possible educational opportunity for each district student by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the district schools.

  1. Assumes responsibility for selection and referral of students in need of medical care.
  2. Reports to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics, and other agencies on school medical matters.
  3. Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.
  4. Assumes authority for the care of a student, staff member, or visitor, who has suffered injury or emergency illness.
  5. Visits student homes when necessary.
  6. Participates with school staff in developing and implementing total school health program.
  7. Contacts homes of children referred by principals.
  8. Advises on modification of the educational program to meet health needs of individual students.
  9. Prepares and submits reports as required.
  10. Authorizes exclusion and readmission of students in compliance with Board policy on infectious and contagious diseases.
  11. Advises teachers on health matters, particularly regarding screening for student defects.
  12. Assists school personnel in establishing sanitary conditions in schools.
  13. Attends committee meetings and conferences regarding health service and health curriculum.
  14. Participates in in-service training program.
  15. Appraises and identifies health needs of students and school personnel.
  16. Plans and administers recommended screening tests such as vision, hearing, orthopedic, tuberculin testing and physical examinations.
  17. Encourages the correction of medical problems by working with parents, teachers, and community agencies.
  18. Serves as liaison between the medical community and the schools.
  19. Provides health counseling to the students, parents, and school personnel, keeping in mind the limitations as well as abilities.
  20. Presents health education informally by means of bulletin boards and opportune teaching moments and formally in the classroom when necessary.
  21. Floats across the District to assist school nurses with daily requirements including but not limited to screening services, IEP/504 meetings, field trips, absences, and the serving the overall medical needs of students.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor that pertain to nursing, health, or medical matters.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten-month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation and Department of Education guidelines.

Reports To: Student Services Supervisor

Salary Range: From/To: as per state and local salary schedule

  • School Nurse

Additional Job Information:
All applicants are required to submit three (3) letters of reference, with one from an immediate supervisor that is dated within the past year.
Applicants are advised that a copy of the most recent evaluation will be requested if selected for an interview. The evaluation can be loaded as part of the application in advance.

The following are conditions of employment for new employees:
(1) Satisfactory criminal background check prior to being placed on payroll.
(2) Satisfactory child protection registry check.
(3) Mandatory Direct Deposit of Pay.
(4) Documentation of Mantoux skin test results for entrance to school system.
(5) Completion of all required employment forms.

Lake Forest does not discriminate in employment or in educational services based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in accordance with state and federal laws. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of Personnel at the Lake Forest Central Business Office, School District5423 Killens Pond Road, . Phone: 302-284-3020Felton, DE 19943-9801

Lake Forest is an advocate of inclusion practices in all grade levels

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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