School Nurse - Urban Prep Academies West Campus

To post a vacancy for a School Nurse, email information to Kristy Dugan at Please add IASN job posting in the subject line. Note to school districts and to nurse applicants: Nurse positions that require school nurse certification, properly referred to as a Professional Educator License, endorsed in school nursing, must meet the requirements in Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 5/21B-25) regarding salary and benefits. As stated in the school code, If the position requires certification, the employee who is a “holder of such an endorsement is entitled to all of the rights and privileges granted holders of any other Professional Educator License, including teacher benefits, compensation, and working conditions.” If a certified school RN is hired for a position that required or preferred certification, the RN is entitled to placement on the teacher contract.      
Urban Prep Academies Published: August 3, 2019
Chicago, Illinois
Job Type


School Nurse Job Posting with Urban Prep Academies West Campus

Site Location at Malcom X College UPW Wing

1900 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612


Primary Objective:

  • Assist the Principal and Assistant Principal under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Services to provide services for effective health programming for all male high school students, assisting parents and professionals in meeting the health needs of children and youth with an awareness of all district requirements and Illinois State Board of Education policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Illinois State Board of Education PEL with School Nurse endorsement
  • Illinois Registered Professional Nurse, designated as R.N., required
  • Experience in blood-borne pathogens requirements and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pediatric nursing experience
  • Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
  • Hearing and Vision Screening Certified through the Illinois Department of Public Health

Accountable to:

  • Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as an advocate for all children and youth
  • Consult and collaborate with educators, parents, children, and other professionals or agencies to improve student outcomes
  • Provide direct professional nursing services, illness, and emergency care to students and staff in response to the nursing assessment and in accordance with professional standards, school policy, and procedures and state law regarding nurse practice
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues
  • Evaluates health status of students by means of maintain school health and immunization records
  • Follow-up and enforce established Illinois Department of Public Health immunization requirements
  • Assess the health needs and accommodations of students with regard to their individual health issues
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate Individual Health Plans and Individual Emergency Plans as necessary
  • Maintain and distribute health alerts to those with a need to know and to building crisis folders
  • Acts as a resource person for parents and students to secure needed medical, vision, dental, or other treatment information using appropriate follow-up measures
  • Interpret and act as a liaison between local schools and representatives of the medical profession, between parents, and school personnel regarding health-related issues
  • Coordinate activities for emergency care for illness and/or injury for the prevention of communicable diseases
  • Protect students and staff by attention to environmental health factors
  • Perform parent interviews regarding student’s health and complete Health History summaries for students with Individual Education Plans and Section 504 Plans
  • Supervise the student's’ self administration of necessary medications at school per physician orders and school policies
  • Participate in the formulation, yearly review, and revision of the total school health program
  • Establish, monitor, and assess records to ensure that the goals of health program have been met
  • Implement federal, state, and county health-related mandates
  • Maintain confidentiality following all federal, state, and local laws, including, but not limited to HIPAA and FERPA
  • Plan and perform vision and hearing screenings as followed up health care as required by state guidelines
  • Complete required yearly federal, state, and county health reports
  • Act in concert with legal requirements and ethical codes of the profession
  • Report all violations of rules and regulations to the building administration and Director of Student Services
  • Engage in professional growth including continuous inquiry, professional development practices, application, and sharing of research-based practices
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and behaviors consistent with the core values, visions, and mission of District 159
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


  • Bending, carrying, climbing, travel between job sites, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking
  • Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs such as assisting children or moving/rearranging furniture
  • CPI certified if available

Working Conditions:

  • Includes extremes of temperature and humidity
  • Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases


Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Ms. Cheryl Kalkirtz, Director of Specialized Services at