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Registered Nurse Staffing School Nurse

Company: Interim HealthCare - Joliet, IL
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionGeneral Purpose:The School Nurse is a registered nurse, who provides for the health care of preschool children, school-age children and adolescents within the school setting. The School Nurse exercises independent and interdependent decision-making with direct accountability for clinical judgment. May be required to do paperwork (filing & sorting) Essential Functions:

  • Elicits a comprehensive health history from the patient and/or parents and caregivers, to reflect physical and emotional health, developmental/social well-being and immunization status.
  • Performs health screens, physical exams, and age-appropriate developmental evaluations.
  • Analyzes health history and interprets other data collected to determine health status and care needs.
  • Records all pertinent data.
  • Manages acute and emergency health problems in the school context and coordinates services needed for optimal health, safety and learning.
  • Participates in the implementation of a planned health education curriculum in the schools.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information ("PHI") necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Registered Nurse with active license in the state(s) in which he/she is employed.
    • One (1) year experience
    • Able to provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training to include adults, infants and children.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
      • Able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff, children, adolescents, and adults.
      • Able to work autonomously and effectively in an interdisciplinary model.
      • Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace software.
      • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
        • Work is performed in school settings.
        • Ability to physically stretch, reach, bend, stoop, twist, sit, stand, walk and climb stairs.
        • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
        • Light to medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare - Joliet, IL, Joliet , Registered Nurse Staffing School Nurse, Healthcare , Joliet, Illinois

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