Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: School Nurse DEPARTMENT: Student Support

WORK SALARY: Nurse Schedule
YEAR: 187 day - School Nurse
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JOB DESCRIPTION:

Provide support to learning by promoting the health, well-being, and safety of students and staff. Work
collaboratively with school and district staff and community professionals to meet health care needs of
student in school setting.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Associate degree in nursing (Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred)
2. Current Arizona Registered Nurse (RN) License
3. Two (2) years clinical experience (pediatrics preferred)
4. Valid Arizona Driver’s License in order to transport students if necessary
5. Registered as a Medicaid provider (may apply when hired)
6. Obtain and maintain NCI and CPR certification
7. Knowledge of Immunization requirements according to Arizona State Law
8. Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to emergency situations
9. Ability to work autonomously, making sound decisions while under pressure in a variety of
situations
10. Communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with students, parents/guardians, staff and
outside agencies
11. Proficient in the use of a computer and basic software applications
12. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
13. Good knowledge of the procedures, practices, materials, and equipment required to provide
appropriate learning experiences for students to whom assigned
14. Ability to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint
15. Ability to lift and transfer students up to 50 lbs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate Health Services program within the assigned school.
- Provide direct nursing care by administering first aid, emergency care, medication administration
and specialized medical procedures to ill and/or medically fragile students, and students with
mental health needs according to district policies and protocols.
- Provide pediatric nursing procedures such as catheterization, tracheotomy care, suctioning,
gastrostomy feedings, chest percussion and ventilators.
Prepared: June 2005
Revised: 7/1/14
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TITLE: School Nurse DEPARTMENT: Student Support

WORK SALARY: Nurse Schedule
YEAR: 187 day - School Nurse
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- Train principal designees to administer medications, procedures, and emergency treatments and
procedures as appropriate.
- Assess student safety, abuse, and health related issues, identifying problems, referring as
appropriate and complying with legal requirements.
- Document accurately.
- Follow Arizona State Laws, district policies and protocols related to communicable disease,
immunizations, mandated hearing and vision screening and child abuse. Refer as appropriate.
Submit required reports.
- Supervise and administer mandated vision and hearing screenings, referrals and assistance with
follow-up care. Submit required reports.
- Provide education and training related to acute and chronic illness and health related topics. Act
as a resource for students, parents/guardians and staff.
- Develop individualized care plans and emergency plans for students with health care needs,
maintaining contact with staff, parents/guardians and /or medical providers to implement health
care directions and notify of changes in student health in the school setting.
- Identify health problems referring to medical provider for follow up treatment as appropriate.
- Participate in a variety of meetings (MET, IEP) related to students.
- Attend staff meetings, health service meetings, staff development and other required meetings as
assigned.
- Maintain Medicaid documentation and submit monthly.
- Identify health and safety concerns in school environment and promote a nurturing school
environment.
- Serve as a health care resource to staff and administrators
- Participate on the Crisis Team when needed.
- Participate in Random Moment Study.
- Provide first aid and health counseling for staff, documenting according to district policy.
- Maintain confidential student health information and records.
- Maintain health office, supplies and equipment.
- Transport students in emergency situations.
- May supervise and train health assistant(s).
- Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Behavior, Social & Health Services, Director of Student Support,
or Principal

EVALUATION: Nurse Evaluation Instrument

Prepared: June 2005
Revised: 7/1/14
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TITLE: School Nurse DEPARTMENT: Student Support

WORK SALARY: Nurse Schedule
YEAR: 187 day - School Nurse
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SUPERVISES: Health Assistant (if assigned)

Prepared: June 2005
Revised: 7/1/14
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