School Nurse 1.0 FTE
The Certified School Nurse is an integral part of our Clinical
Team. The nurse will work closely with our social workers,
psychologist, speech pathologist and special education
coordinator to problem solve and create intervention and
preventative programs for students and parents. The nurse will be
responsible for obtaining health records for incoming freshmen.
The administration welcomes staff who embrace change and
challenge, and who possess the highest professional and
Illinois Type 73 School Service Personnel/School Nurse
Maintains up-to-date cumulative health
records on all students and Recommended Procedure for the
Prevention of Communicable Diseases designated by the Illinois
Department of Public Health.
Supervises compliance with physical and
immunization regulations with the law.
Plans and conducts vision screening programs,
making necessary referrals for follow-up when indicated with
under a physician's care. Helps families use available
Acts as a liaison between school, student,
parent and physician regarding the student's health status when
under a physician's care.
Recommends educational adaptations as
necessary for individual needs.
Provides emergency care for illness and/or
injury while student is under the jurisdiction of the
Provides for the implementation of medically
approved emergency care procedures and the reporting of
Communicates with staff when appropriate
regarding those students having medical/physical limitations and
how this limitation should be dealt with in the education
process. Involved in making recommendations for adaptive
Gathers and evaluates information for the
health and developmental component of the case study and I.E.P.
process (I.D.E.A.) Individual with Disabilities Education Act
Alerts school administrators and other
personnel with health trends and problems.
Reviews and revises when indicated the
objectives, standards, policies, and operating procedures of
school nurse services and the total school health program.
Reviews the standard operating procedure
manual every two years, consulting with the medical advisory
Plans annual budget for the school health
program, making recommendations for facilities, equipment, and
Promotes effective communication between the
community, health professions, and the school.
Participates in local comprehensive health
planning (immunization clinics, blood drives, flu vaccination
Counsels students in dealing with their
personal health needs.
Serves as a member of the building Student
Services Screening Committee as needed.
Other school community health related tasks
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