Middletown, DE 19709, US
Mar 08, 2018
Job Category
Support Staff, School Nurse
Grade Level
High School
Close Date:

Primary Purpose Statement

The professional school nurse is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating school health services within the context of a coordinated school health program . The school nurse serves in the roles of program manager, coordinator, case manager, direct care provider, collaborator, advocate, educator and counselor for the school.


The complex role of the school nurse demands, but is not limited to, an understanding and knowledge of:
  • Pediatric, adolescent and young adult nursing
  • Public Health/ Community Health Nursing
  • Health counseling
  • Mental health counseling and crisis intervention
  • Communicable diseases
  • Applicable laws, regulations and standards pertaining to school nursing practice
  • School health law
  • Special education laws, regulations and services
  • Case finding, case management, and health advocacy
  • Program management, including personnel supervision
  • Family theory, assessment and intervention
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Ethnic and cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Contemporary health and psychosocial issues that influence children, families and the community
  • Health care delivery systems and the concepts of the primary health care
  • Building student, staff and family capacity for self-management, self-advocacy and learning
  • School as a non-traditional health care setting
  • Development, management and evaluation of school health programs
  • Environmental health within the school community
  • Care of athletes, including injury prevention and injury managementSkills related to this important role include the ability to:
  • Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others
  • Deal tactfully with others and exercise good judgment in appraising situations
  • Make independent and timely nursing decisions and to triage
  • Secure the cooperation and respect of students, faculty and staff
  • Elicit needed information and maintain effective working relationships
  • Collect data to direct evidence-based practice
  • Record accurately services rendered and interpret and explain records, reports, activities, health care plans, accommodations and medical interventions
  • Identify health related barriers to learning (i.e., at risk behaviors, financial, cultural, economical, etc.) This professional school nursing position within MOT Charter School is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating school health services that:
  • Duties, Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions
  • Maximize the quantity of in-class time by reducing the incidence of health related absenteeism,
  • Eliminate or minimize health problems which impair learning
  • Promote the highest degree of independent functioning possible
  • Promote student, staff and community awareness of, and participation in, healthy behaviorsThe school nurse will provide:
  • Assessment: Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the client's health or situation
  • Diagnosis: Analyzes the assessment data to determine the diagnosis or issues
  • Outcomes Identification: Identifies expected outcomes for a plan individualized to the situation
  • Planning: Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes
  • Implementation: Implements the identified plan through coordination of care, health teaching and health promotion and consultation to influence the identified plan, enhance the abilities of others and effect change.
  • Evaluation: Evaluates progress towards attainment of outcomes
  • Quality of Practice: Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice
  • Education: Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current school nursing practice
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations
  • Collegiality: Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and school personnel as colleagues
  • Collaboration: Collaborates with the client, the family, school staff and others in the conduct of school nursing practice
  • Ethics: Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice
  • Research: Integrates research findings into practice
  • Resource Utilization: Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice on the planning and delivery of school nursing services
  • Leadership: Provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession
  • Program Management: Manages school health services


    • Registered nurse, currently licensed in Delaware
    • Must have or be eligible for certification in school nursing.
    • A minimum of 5 years nursing experience dealing with adolescents and young adults (ages 14-18)
  • Prior experience in a school setting preferred

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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