SUMMARY

  1. Certified School Nurse Responsibilities include the planning, implementation and supervision of state-mandated school health services for all students within the North & South Academies. The CSN will work in conjunction with non-certified health staff.
  2. RN with a current PA Registered Nurse License, BSN degree in Nursing committed to complete a PDE certification program to obtain a school nurse certification.
  3. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): Responsible for provision of applied nursing services to students consistent with licensure. The LPN will implement school nursing services under the direction of the Certified School Nurse/RN.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES of the CSN include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  1. Incorporates and supervises state-mandated school health services and programs to meet the needs of exceptional
  2. Plans and presents staff in-services on special health
  3. Coordinates and supervises the maintenance of student health
  4. Responsible for coordination of health services to behavioral health programs (partial hospitalization, etc.)
  5. Ability to collaborate with behavioral health staff in implement mental health services.
  6. Ability to work closely with psychiatrists and other medical personnel as needed.
  7. Ability to conduct student lessons/parent instruction on health related topics (i.e., Hygiene, medication management, etc.).
  8. Orders and maintains first aid supplies for all classrooms.
  9. Provides on-going consultation for community agencies and school district staff working with exceptional students.
  10. Develops individual medical management plans for students with multiple and/or complex health
  11. Assists in finding appropriate medical support services required to have students remain in school (i.e., catheterization, blood sugar monitoring, etc.
  12. Participates in meetings related to student health issues and
  13. Develops protocols to securely maintain, distribute and administer physician prescribed medications to students in compliance with current professional standards.
  14. Administers medications per physician orders. Completes physician ordered procedures (i.e., tracheotomy care, suctioning, gastrostomy care, etc.)
  15. Provides health-related services to students (i.e., First aid, CPR, etc.).
  16. Stays abreast of current trends/practices, legal issue, and requirements of school health
  17. Participates in staff development
  18. Provides direction for staff on medically-related issues of specific
  19. Assists in instructing other staff to provide medical intervention in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  20. Provide emergency medical assistance to staff as may be
  21. Assume any other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor, Pupil Services or his/her
  22. Assume any other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director or his/her

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

The CSN/RN will ensure that state mandated school health services are being offered as required. The CSN will work in conjunction with LPN and/or non-certified RN in completing state mandated screenings as per the PA Dept. of Health Division of School Health School Health Regulations.)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified School Nurse/RN (CSN/RN)

Current PA Registered Nurse License

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN)

PA School Nurse Certification or emergency certification with ongoing course work

Previous experience working with students with learning disabilities, social-emotional/behavioral disorders, and/or mental health mental disorders preferred.

Current Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED certification.

Knowledge Child Abuse Law, HIPPA and FERPA regulations.

Ability to follow and provide written and oral instructions.

Outstanding Communication, organizational and liaison skills.

Ability to acquire and maintain Crisis Management certification (QBS, etc.)

Required State and Federal Clearances

REASONING ABILITY

Must be able to develop and foster positive collegial relationships with all constituencies.

Work effectively as a member of a team.

Be cooperative, and service oriented with a positive attitude


Travel

Moderate travel required.  Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to/from work.


QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN):

A valid PA Licensed Practical Nurse License

Current Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED Certification.

Previous experience working with students with learning disabilities, social-emotional/behavioral disorders, and/or mental health mental disorders preferred.

Current Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED certification.

Knowledge Child Abuse Law, HIPPA and FERPA regulations.

Background in medical assessment and demonstrates nursing skills needed to provide appropriate care in a school setting.

Outstanding Communication, organizational and liaison skills.

Ability to acquire and maintain Crisis Management certification (QBS, etc.)