Immediate Need PEL-CSN McHenry Community Consolidated School District 15

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McHenry Community Consolidated School District 15 Published: January 15, 2019
Location
McHenry, IL.
Job Type
Category

Description

McHenry Community Consolidated School District 15 has an immediate opening for a Certified School Nurse (PEL-CSN) position at Edgebrook Elementary School in McHenry.

Apply online www.d15.org   Attach cover letter, resume, transcripts, credentials and four reference letters.

Interested applicants, contact Amy Wuerger RN PEL-CSN MAEL NCSN at 815-759-8502.  Fax 815-344-8500.   Email awuerger@d15.org  

Job description:

 Position Title:          Certified School Nurse    

Department:             Health Services

Reports to:               Director of Health Services/Principal

Position:                   177 days

Approved:                2.22.2014

SUMMARY: To coordinate a school health program including the delivery of services to students and staff members while enhancing health and wellness in the school community. To serve the health needs of the students according to the standards established in the Nurse Practice Act and further established by the Board of Education.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Apply theories from nursing and the physical, behavioral, public health and social sciences to school nursing practice.
  • Utilize the techniques of physical assessment used to discern deviations from normal physical development.
  • Apply knowledge of current principles and practice of clinical nursing, assessment and first aid.
  • Develop health care plans for the purpose of addressing students’ health needs.
  • Perform skilled nursing procedures and emergency care as needed in accordance with board policies.
  • Collaborate with parents, students, health care providers, other agencies for the purpose of promoting needed treatment, securing information and complying with district and legal requirements.
  • Maintain student health records according to District 15 procedures ensuring compliance with state and district requirements.
  • Communicate District 15 health policies to staff and public.
  • Compile and distribute student list of student health concerns.
  • Administer medication to students in accordance with District 15 policy and accurately recorded.
  • Maintain current knowledge of medical complications, signs and symptoms, emergency care and use of appropriate emergency medical resources.
  • Participate in triage response for district emergencies when needed.
  • Educate staff and implement the district Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan.
  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements for health and health related information.
  • Maintain and complete all necessary forms/reports in a timely manner.
  • Report all cases of suspected child abuse/neglect as required by law.
  • Examine students for pediculosis as needed.
  • Collaborate with entire school staff on all matters pertaining to student health.
  • Provide vision and hearing screens for students as required.
  • Participate/assist in annual kindergarten registration.
  • Participate in continuous staff development to maintain and improve job skills.
  • Maintain automated external defibrillator located in the school as per policy.
  • Compile statistical data of the acuity level of the student population to submit to the Director of Health Services annually.
  • Collect data from the school vision and hearing screening to submit to the Director of Health Services annually.
  • Work with the Special Education Department and the Director of Health Services to resolve the special health needs of students.
  • Be an active member of the School Wellness Team.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Health Services to organize dental clinics for the district.
  • Provides health related classroom instruction and is a resource and specialist in health issues.
  • Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation and placement of students into special education programs. Responsible for writing the health component of the Individual Education Plan as indicated.
  • Recommends modifications of the school program for students who require accommodations due to a health deficit.
  • Develops and maintains current health care plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the principal or Director of Health Services.

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None, though may delegate nursing activities to unlicensed personnel.

 QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Current Illinois Registered Nurse License

Bachelors Degree with Illinois State School Nurse Endorsement

Vision/Hearing Certification preferred

CPR Instructor Certification preferred

Computer experience preferred.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, students and general public.

 MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

 OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to operate a personal computer to communicate and maintain student health records.  Ability to work with children.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, staff and school community.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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 sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run, stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally push items of 50 lbs., such as rearranging furniture.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.