School Nurse – Registered Nurse

Summary of position/Objective:
A School Nurse administers skilled nursing care to patients on an hourly basis in the school setting, to include aboard school transportation. This is performed in accordance with a physician directed school health plan, obtained by the school district, under the direction and supervision of the school district nurse and agency Clinical Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides services in accordance with the school health plan.
Regularly evaluates the patient’s nursing needs.
Initiates the school health plan and informs the supervisor of any necessary revisions.
Furnishes those services requiring substantial specialized nursing skills.
Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures.
Prepares required documents/ notes for patients each day and submits to the school district as required.
Coordinates services.
Informs school district nurses and patients’ parent(s) of changes in the patient’s condition and needs.
Participates in in-services programs, supervising and teaching other nursing personnel.
Understands and adheres to established Agency policies and procedures.
Gives total patient care as needed.
Observes confidentiality, safeguards all patient related information.
Attends staff meetings and patient care conferences as scheduled.
Completes documentation and paperwork in a timely manner per school district/ agency policy.
Immediately reports to the Clinical Manager any patient incidents/ variances or complaints.
Demonstrates competent performance of technical skills according to established procedures.
Understands and adheres to established policies/procedures.
Adheres to Agency standards and consistently interprets and accurately performs all assigned responsibilities.
Maintains acceptable attendance status per Agency policy.
Reports all incomplete work assignments to the Clinical Manager.
Demonstrates sound judgment, critical thinking and decision making.
Maintains current CPR certification.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies/Qualifications/Education:
Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
One (1) year nursing experience preferred.
Acceptance of philosophy and goals of this Agency.
Ability to exercise initiative.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Have knowledge of auditing and monitoring procedures.
Have working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations affecting Iowa and Colorado.
Have working knowledge of privacy laws and regulations.
Must possess strong leadership skills.
Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with staff and provide instruction and direction to employees on maintaining compliance with policies, rules and procedures.
Proficient with Microsoft Office that includes Word, Excel, Outlook and the ability to learn computer programs for scheduling and timekeeping.
Certificates/Licenses/Registration:
Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing and currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
One (1) year nursing experience preferred.
The employee shall possess a valid driver’s license and must be eligible for the agency’s vehicle insurance and provide proof of private vehicle coverage.
Supervisory Responsibility:
This role will not directly supervise employees.
Work Hours:
Hours are varied depending on the needs of the organization.
Work Environment:
The work environment is consistent with similar office environment settings. The typical noise level is moderate.
Work Environment
None

Up to ⅓

⅓ to ½

and more
Wet/humid conditions (non-weather)
x

Work near moving mechanical parts
x

Fumes or airborne particles
x

Toxic or Caustic particles
x

Outdoor weather conditions

x

Extreme cold (non-weather)
x

Extreme heat (non-weather)
x

Risk of Electrical shock
x

Work with explosives
x

Risk of Radiation
x

Vibration
x

Hearing and Vision
Work Environment – Hearing

Work Environment – Vision
Ability to hear alarms or equipment
x

Close vision (clear vision at 20” or less)
x
Ability to hear patient calls
x

Distant vision (clear vision at 20’ or more)
x
Ability to hear instructions from staff
x

Color vision (ability to distinguish colors)
x

Peripheral vision
x

Depth perception
x

Ability to adjust focus
x

No special vision requirements
x

Physical Demand:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to hear and speak. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach, and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
Physical Demand
None

Up to ⅓

⅓ to ½
⅓ and more
Stand

x
Walk

x
Sit

x

Talk or hear

x
Use hands to finger, handle or feel

x
Push/pull

x

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

x

Reach with hands and arms

x
Taste or smell

x

This job requires weight to be lifted or force to be exerted.
Physical Demand
None

Up to ⅓

⅓ to ½
⅔ and more
Up to 10 pounds

x
Up to 25 pounds

x
Up to 50 pounds

x

Up to 100 pounds

x

More than 100 pounds

x

Repetitive Motion Actions
Number of Hours

0
1-2
3-4
5-6
7+
Repetitive Use of Foot control

Right only

Left only

Both

x

Repetitive Use of hands

Right only

Left only

x

Both

Grasping (simple/light)

Right only

Left only

Both

x

Grasping (firm/heavy)

Right only

Left only

Both

x

Fine Dexterity

Right only

Left only

Both

x

Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performs the essential functions of the position

Travel:
Frequent travel within a 25-mile radius is expected for this position. Occasionally travel beyond a 25-mile radius may be required, including out of state travel.

Company Info

Company Name
To The Rescue

Company URL
http://To%20The%20Rescue

Contact Name
Kara Carnes

Email
kcarnes@totherescue.net

Phone
3194409195

Location

139 40th Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Linn