Huggins Hospital

School Nurse

1 month ago
Job ID
2017-2267
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Vice President Nursing & Clinical Services, is responsible for appropriate student health assessments and daily care of students health needs. The nurse acts a health liaison between students, families, physicians and the community. The School Nurse facilitates the educational process by pro-actively managing health issues for students and promoting an atmosphere of health and well-being.

 

This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week.

Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing program.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

Experience: Two years (2) year of clinical nursing or experience as a school nurse is preferred

Licensure: Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in the State of NH or have a multi-state compact license; BLS.

Responsibilities

Clinical Competency

  • Obtain health and developmental histories along with any medical information pertinent to the educational process and record the information on the student’s health history.
  • Administer first-aid and emergency care to students. Complete accident reports and notify the parents of any injuries.
  • Safe administration of medication prescribed by a physician, and over the counter medications provided that is parental permission. Medications must be stored in appropriately labeled pharmacy bottle.
  • Conduct health screenings such as: Growth (Health and Wright), Head Lice, Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis and notify parents of referral if there are any discrepancies found.
  • Maintain health records including a current Immunization Record in accordance with the New Hampshire State Requirements and a current health physical for any students entering the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.
  • Evaluate and monitor the control of communicable diseases by way of immunization clinics, early detection, observation, and reporting of these diseases in accordance with the New Hampshire State Guidelines.
  • Provide health counseling to students and act as a medical resource to staff concerning subjects relating to illness and disease prevention, nutrition, hygiene and dealing with chronic illnesses.
  • Identify and meet the educational needs of students in conjunction with the Health Teacher regarding health matters by providing books, videos, pamphlets, and confidential conferences.
  • Demonstrate and practice the safety guidelines established by the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in regards to universal precautions, CDC Guidelines, and State and Federal Laws.
  • Collaborate with community health organizations and act as a liaison between parents, the school, and the community.
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner with the school’s Principal and Teachers as necessary.

Patient Advocacy

  • Plan and implement nursing care to meet the needs of individual students with chronic health problems and disabilities. Act as the health consultant for children who have an Individualized Educational Plan
  • Utilizes appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, healthcare illiterate patients, hearing and sight impaired patients and caregivers.
  • Takes proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse/neglect, including, child abuse, elder abuse, sexual abuse, and spousal abuse. Reporting identified cases to supervisor and appropriate authorities.
  • Clearly communicates to the patient and family at an appropriate level of comprehension.

Quality

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies.
  • Ensures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards, measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards. Making recommendations for adjustments in patient care as necessary.
  • Adheres to Infection Prevention standards, consistent in hand hygiene practice before and after each student interaction.
  • Participates in quality review, performance improvement initiatives.

Professionalism

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and/or participating in professional societies.
  • Participate in organizational meetings as deemed necessary
  • Adheres to the standards of profession as outlined by the School Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.

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