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at Navasota Independent School District

Pay: $21,722 to $31,266.50/year
$21,722.00 to $31,266.50 (contract)
Posted: 7/27/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 200727001

Job Description

Position Information
Navasota School Nurse Rev. 2018

Job Title School Nurse Wage/Hour Status
Reports to Health Services Coordinator/ Principal Pay Grade
Dept./School Assigned Campus
Primary Purpose:
Implement comprehensive program of health services for campus. Provide health services to students.
Promote health education and preventive health practices for students.
Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
Valid professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners
Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct vision and hearing screening
CPR Certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to implement policies and procedures

Two years nursing experience, preferably in community health

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Nursing Services
1. Provide direct care utilizing professional assessment skills, the nursing process, and established
school health protocols.
2. Serve as health advocate for students.
3. Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if
parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
4. Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer
medications according to district policy and procedures.
5. Establish and implement effective procedures for mandatory screening programs. Make referrals as
6. Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on
7. Participate in development of campus health education curriculum and provide health education to
individuals and groups.
8. Educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics.
9. Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.
10. Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
11. Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and
medical and health care professionals as needed.
12. Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees and
develops Individual Health Plan.
13. Collaborate with other professionals regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education
Plan (IEP) items. Navasota School Nurse
Rev. 2018

14. Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
15. Make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary with permission of principal.
16. Communicate regularly with principal, health services coordinator, school counselor, teachers,
parents, food services, and other staff regarding health services issues.
17. Review and evaluate immunization records.
18. Supervise and train nurse aide(s) and LVN(s) in clinic procedures and responsibilities according to
district policy.
19. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents
required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.
20. Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
21. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State
Board of Education rule, and board policy in health services area.
22. Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
23. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
Professional Development
24. Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, and as a health screener.
25. Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Direct the work of licensed vocational nurse (LVN) and assigned health clinic aide(s).
Equipment Used:
Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, vision screening
equipment, thermoscan, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, and copier.
Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.

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