School Nurse

The school nurse identifies and treats health disorders among students and provides instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention.
The employee must evaluate the physical conditions of students and refer students to appropriate resources as needed.
Decisions made by this employee require discretionary judgment and analysis.
Errors may not be easily discernible and may result in serious impact on the individual child and others.
The work of this employee is seldom reviewed while in progress and is performed under general supervision.
Responsibilities include:
o Develops policies, procedures and work standards for school health program.
o Monitors compliance of school health program with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies.
o Initiates program changes as needed.
o Manages program allotment efficiently.
o Prepares health reports for supervisor, board of education and health department.
o Collaborates with other child-support agencies in designing and providing a school health program.
o Negotiates professional and medical services essential to the school health program.
o Provides first aid care and medically prescribed services.
o Maintains security of school health supplies.
o Instructs students in health education according to the state curriculum (K-12).
o Serves as a resource person on health issues.
o Provides staff development on health-related topics for school staff and volunteers.
o Screens and conducts health appraisals for students and staff.
o Provides follow-up evaluations on students as required.
o Recommends corrective action where problems are identified.
o Conducts home visits when appropriate.
o Corresponds with parents on health needs of children.
o Records immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data.
o Considerable knowledge of medical disorders and treatment.
o Considerable knowledge of child growth and development.
o Working knowledge of public health problems and procedures for treatment in coordination with other health and social service agencies.
o Working knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations affecting the delivery of school health services.
o Some knowledge of the school organization and the community served.
o Ability to identify abnormal growth and development and symptoms of disease.
o Ability to coordinate and facilitate services between the school, local health agency, and other community resources.
o Ability to develop and maintain health records on students.
o Ability to develop positive working relationships.
o Other duties as assignedQualifications include:
o Current nursing license for the state in which the nurse practices.
o Full command, verbal and written, of the English language.
o Current Health Certificate (if applicable).
o Current PPD or Chest X-Ray.
o One year prior professional nursing experience preferred.
o Current BLS card.
o Successful completion of screening tests for the clinical specialty area(s) in which the nurse practices with a score of 80% or greatero Maxim background screeningMaxim employees are our greatest asset.
We offer the following
Benefits:
o Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance o 401k Program o Competitive Pay o Flexible Scheduling o Direct Deposito Positive Work Environment and Internal Bonuses o Travel Benefits (as applicable)o 24 hour on- call serviceFinding the ideal job or opportunity isn't always an easy task.
At Maxim Healthcare Services, we strive to make life a little easier by matching your career preferences and skills with rewarding assignments in your area.
Whether you're looking for full-time, part-time, or per diem opportunities, we provide career opportunities in nearly every segment of the healthcare market.
At Maxim, we are committed to giving our caregivers the training and resources needed to provide compassionate care and enhance your career.
Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, and population health and wellness services across the United States.
Our commitment to customer service, improving patient care, and staffing experienced healthcare professionals has paved the way for many rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare industry.
A career with Maxim offers you flexible hours that fit your lifestyle, personalized service from our office staff, rewarding assignments, and so much more.
Our comprehensive benefits include competitive pay, health, vision, dental and life insurance.
Our employees also receive weekly pay checks and ongoing professional training.
Employees have the opportunity to participate in our 401(k) savings program and Maxim's Caregiver award and recognition programs.
Maxim has been making a difference in the lives of our caregivers, employees, and patients for more than 25 years.
We invite you to experience the joy and satisfaction of working with Maxim Healthcare Services!EOE/AAE For more information about our job opportunities, please visit our website.
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