RN School Nurse CCSD 21 Wheeling

To post a vacancy for a School Nurse, email information to Kristy Dugan at Kristy@sysconsultingsolutions.com. 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.      
Community Consolidated School District 21 Published: March 8, 2019
Location
Wheeling, IL.
Job Type
Category

Description

Community Consolidated School District 21 in Wheeling has a vacancy for a RN School Nurse for the 2019-2020 school year.

Job Description: Nursing Care

  • Provides direct professional nursing services, first aid, 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 and local mandates.
  • Administers medication with appropriate documentation according to the Illinois Department of Human Services Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools and the district health office manual.
    • Maintains updated student medication list.
    • Prepares student medications for field trips as needed per district guidelines.
  • Makes appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
  • Follows District and building policies concerning injuries and illnesses.

Communication

  • Maintains communication with the Certified School Nurse, principal, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to meet the health and safety needs of students.
  • Provides health services and information in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Completes occurrence reports for students per District protocol.
  • Alerts Certified School Nurse whenever any communicable disease is present in school.
  • Reports to Certified School Nurse and principal about all hospitalized students.
  • Maintains health files.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
  • Consults with Certified School Nurse with questions and concerns.

Organization 

  • Records all student health office visits in student data system health log.
  • Follows up on health occurrences and illnesses when indicated.
  • Maintains current mandated health reports.
  • Participates in maintaining accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions, and the related archival responsibilities.
  • Completes daily attendance.
    • Makes absentee calls
    • Reports excessive absences to the Certified School Nurse and principal
  • Prepares District, State and Building reports as directed by the Certified School Nurse.
  • Arranges Homebound Tutors.
  • Makes first aid kits for classrooms.
  • Maintains health office Go Packs.
  • Familiar with and follows evacuation procedures.
  • Checks AED battery monthly from August – June.
  • Assumes other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

Professional Development

  • Participates in job orientation and ongoing in-services.
  • Maintains awareness of current policies and procedures in Health Office Manual and AHA Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Book.
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with the Department of Public Health Communicable Diseases Manual.

Qualifications:
Current Registered Nurse licensure in State of Illinois. IEP Designation preferred.
Current CPR/AED program completion
Competency in responding to first aid needs for injured and/or ill students and/or staff.
Computer literacy and competency in the use of existing technology
Presents themselves in a professional manner.
Presents pleasant, calm manner in person and on phone.
Enjoys working with others and is patient with children and adults.
Must have good oral and written communication skills.

Interested applicants, please fill out an online application at www.ccsd21.org for consideration.

Questions, contact Jan Connick, Human Resource Specialist at 847-520-2709