Date Posted:  August 10, 2022

Position Title: Licensed School Nurse

Assignment: Columbia Heights High School

FTE: 1.0  

Expected Starting Date: August 2022

Nature of Work:

Incumbents are responsible for providing health care for illness and injury, emotional support and preventing communicable diseases to ensure safe and healthy environments for the students. Responsibilities may include: conducting health assessments; performing first aid; coordinating with doctors, internal departments and external agencies to provide referrals and health care; preparing, maintaining and reviewing medical records; and providing recommendations and trainings to students, families, teachers and other staff.
Typical Class Responsibilities: 

– Provides medical care to students including emergency first aid and treatment for illnesses and injuries using the nursing process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation to direct care; administers medications in accordance with doctors’ orders; may delegate and monitor specific nursing tasks to promote the health of students.
– Completes student health/physical assessments to identify health needs and services that may be required; assists in the identification of students with chronic or significant health needs and creates individualized health plans and/or emergency care plans for students as applicable.
– Monitors health office activities; prepares and maintains accurate and detailed records of services rendered and case histories of treatment; disseminates information to appropriate staff; completes and supervises third party reimbursement documentation; ensures compliance with applicable protocols and legal and regulatory requirements.
– Promotes the health and well-being of the school community through ongoing monitoring of educationally relevant medical findings; conducts ongoing disease surveillance to monitor communicable diseases; collaborates with students, families, educators, staff and public health agencies to promote optimal health practices.
– Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in nursing or health field; 3 years of related experience; and CPR/First Aid certified.

Licensing Requirements: 

Registered Nurse (RN) and licensed or able to obtain a license from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) as a School Nurse (Pre-K – 12).  

Knowledge Requirements: 

– Nursing principles, procedures, and techniques;
– Medical treatment protocols including first aid and emergency care;
– Medical terminology;
– Medication administration;
– Student health/physical assessments;
– Health promotion and safety;
– Customer service principles;
– Recordkeeping principles;
– Computers and related software applications.

Skill Requirements: 

– Taking vital signs;
– Administering medical treatments;
– Changing and dressing wounds;
– Administering medication safely;
– Performing medical testing;
– Performing student health/physical assessments;
Maintaining confidentiality;
– Providing customer service;
– Using a computer and related software applications;
– Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements: 

Positions in this class typically require:  climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

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