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2023-2024 SY: School Nurse - District Wide - School RN

Company: Irving Independent School District
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Job Description:

2023-2024 SY: School Nurse - District WideREPORTS TO: Director of Clinic and Health Services/ PAY GRADE: In accordance

Campus Principal with Board approved salary schedule

DEPARTMENT: Student Services & Federal Programs DUTY LENGTH: 187 days

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Promote the health, well-being and academic achievement of all students by performing assessment of health disorders and providing treatment and/or appropriate medical intervention. Provide support for student educational opportunities through health education, health promotion, disease prevention, and case management of health conditions which will minimize absenteeism and create a climate of well being for the school community.


Minimum Education:

* Professional Registered Nurse
* Bachelor's Degree preferred
* Valid Texas Nurse License
* Certificate from State Health Department for vision, hearing, spinal and Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) screening
* C.P.R. Instructor certification

Special Knowledge/Skills

* Physical, mental, social & emotional nursing assessment skills
* Nursing skills and knowledge specific to pediatric nursing
* Ability to develop student specific case management plans for chronic and acute medical conditions.
* Work autonomously in school clinical setting

Minimum Experience:

At least two (2) years experience in clinical nursing, with five (5) years preferred


Program Management

1. Responsible for collection and maintenance of student health records and adhere to medical

documentation per nursing regulations. Documentation completed in a timely manner in district

electronic medical program.

2. Manage clinical functions; medical care, nursing systems, communication, maintaining supplies,

and keep clinic attractive and orderly.

3. Provide individual and group health instruction including education with instructional pamphlets

and materials for health-related concerns.

4. Train, orient, supervise, and coordinate the duties of assistive personnel; clinic assistants, clinic

substitutes, student nurses, and clinic volunteers.

5. Ensure confidentiality for all students and staff members receiving care in school clinic.

School Climate:

6. Maintain professional communication with faculty, staff, students, parents and community


7. Promote effective nursing practices with professional collegiality and collaboration.

8. Model health values and positive attitudes for students, staff and parents.

School Improvement:

9. Develop and coordinate health promotion activities within district and community.

10. Promote safety by assessment of school environment and instructional practices.

11. Oversee training of Bloodborne Pathogen Control Plan to faculty and staff.

12. Recruit and prepare administrative staff to coordinate responsibilities in disaster readiness plan.

13. Focus clinic operations toward accomplishment of district's vision, mission and attainment of

district goals and objectives.

14. Promote wellness and offer health counseling/services to faculty, staff, students, and parents.

15. Actively participate in department and campus staff development, faculty meetings and special


Student Management:

16. Assess and develop student specific individual health plans, implement care and evaluate results

to ensure programs meet the health needs of students to promote learning.

17. Complete state mandated screening programs: vision, hearing, scoliosis, Acanthosis nigricans

(AN). Dental and BMI screenings with referrals and follow-up for all screenings and assessments

as needed.

18. Implement care for chronic and acute illnesses and manage first aid procedures for injuries.

19. Maintain FERPA & HIPAA regulations when communicating health needs of students as

necessary on need to know basis with appropriate faculty.

20. Follow-up on students with excessive absenteeism to determine medical status for medical

intervention and advocate for services when needed.

21. Direct clinic management to protect student's classroom learning experiences.

22. Promote and maintain high compliance rates for immunizations per Texas Law

23. Assist campus administrators to develop strategies to mitigate exclusion of student for

immunization non-compliance.

24. Enforce communicable disease guidelines stated by Texas Department of Health and Board policy.

25. Provide appropriate referrals for students needing medical evaluation to ensure timely referrals,

care and return to classroom learning.

26. Keep parents informed of student's injuries, illnesses and included in the development of the plan

of care while attending school.

27. Oversee and supervise program to safely dispense medications and provide physician directed

medical procedures for chronically and acutely ill students.

Professional Growth and Development:

28. Participate in professional organizations. The following are some to which membership should be

given consideration:

a. Texas School Nurse Association (TSNO) and Region X

b. National Association of School Nurses (NASN)

c. Texas School Health Association (TSHA)

d. American School Health Association (ASHA)

29. Subscribe to professional periodicals and introduce best practices to professional school nursing.

30. Maintain required CEU's for nursing licensure.

31. Attend and actively participate in professional nursing conferences, such as TSNO, Region X,


32. Adhere to the Professional Nursing Code of Ethics, Board of Nursing rules and regulations and

district policies.


Mental Demands:

Show leadership management while under stressful and emergency situations. Ability to communicate professionally and effectively (verbal and written); ability to manage conflict resolution. Interpret nursing and district policy and procedures.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Frequent exposure to communicable diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Responsibilities may require lifting, stooping, bending, kneeling, and pushing and occasional prolonged working hours.

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