REPORTS TO: Building PrincipalDEPARTMENT: Health
JOB DESCRIPTOR: 44K47SCHEDULE: S D
NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB:
To act under the general direction of the building principal. To perform those duties required by school nurses to meet specific requirements as listed in state statutes and local school district policy related to the overall health care of students in the school system and other duties as assigned.
Appraises health status of students and provides supervision regarding their health status.
Renders first aid as necessary to students and staff members as required during the school day.
Provides information to staff members or students who have special health needs.
Acts as a liaison between home, school and community resources.
Provide health counseling to students/staff regarding chronic illness, nutrition programs and positive life styles.
Assists with the various "screening" (vision, hearing, and scoliosis) assessment activities throughout the school year and makes recommendations based on the results of these screenings.
Assists the building principal in determining which students may need to be excluded from school in case of a medical emergency or epidemic situation.
Follows all school district policies and procedures.
Provides technical assistance to staff members in the area of health care education and management.
Performs other duties as assigned.
--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB--
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND MENTAL ABILITY:
Possess the ability to work with various personality types.
Possess sound emotional judgment.
Possess visual acuity, aided or non-aided, to read and interpret accurately written reports of a technical nature.
Possess the ability to enunciate clearly and communicate positively throughout the work day.
Possess the ability to follow and successfully complete both written and oral directions.
Possess the ability to calculate accurately.
Possess a knowledge of basic computer commands to run software related to word processing applications on a personal computer.
EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR FORMAL TRAINING:
Possess current license to practice as a registered professional nurse in Wyoming.
Possess a valid State Department of Education substitute certification.
Assistive Technology Equipment
Possess visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor for at least part of the day.
Possess sufficient strength to lift boxes or equipment that may weigh as much as 50 pounds and be able to move them as far as 50 feet.
Possess sufficient strength and stamina to remain seated for periods as long as 2 hours without fatigue or discomfort.
Possess sufficient strength and stamina to remain standing for periods as long as 2 hours without fatigue or discomfort.
Possess sufficient strength and stamina to remain in a "squatting" position for some period of time during the school day without fatigue or discomfort.
Air conditioned buildings.
Occasional exposure to weather extremes.
Occupationally exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
Frequent exposure to various supplies containing hazardous materials or chemicals.