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School Nurse - RN

Company:
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
Location:
Fairbanks, AK
Salary:
$29.65 hourly
Posted:
January 07, 2021

Description:

All interested applicants, should complete an online application on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District website.

JOB SUMMARY

Promotes, protects, maintains, and attains optimal care for the physical and mental health of the student body. This position will be assigned a home school, however, RNs may provide health services to other schools in the district.

Essential Job Functions

Emergency Services:

Provides first aid for injuries and acute illness.

Initiates prompt referral to the appropriate medical facility when more extensive treatment is warranted.

Promptly administers properly prescribed emergency medication, i.e. Benadryl, epinephrine, glucagon, insulin.

Performs crisis intervention.

Health Program:

Monitors student immunization compliance, notifies parents of discrepancies, and coordinates with principals and director of nursing services for appropriate actions to comply with state and district mandated immunization compliance policies.

Administers immunizations to students as needed.

Assists teachers in presenting health lessons as requested by principal or teacher.

Provides health counseling for students.

Consults with parents or guardian and/or physician regarding a student’s health.

Coordinates with physician and/or public health officials in reporting communicable diseases.

Reports and follows-up suspected child abuse and neglect to social services authorities.

Administers prescription and non-prescription medication in accordance with current School Board policies.

Provides medication training to selected staff members in accordance with Alaska Board of Nursing guidelines.

Includes state-mandated screening and follow-up in health appraisals.

Assists students, parents, and teachers in adapting to various chronic health problems, i.e. diabetes, dialysis, cancer, etc.

Participates in establishing or revising school and district health policies.

Provide nursing support for buddy schools when needed by communicating via telephone or in person, depending on the situation.

Alerts school administrators to health trends and problems.

Resources Provided:

Assists in preparation and deliverance of health and hygiene programs.

Conducts first aid training for staff and students as required.

Serves as health resource person for child study teams.

Assists teachers in understanding individual student’s physical and mental health problems.

Makes screening assessments on all students referred for special education.

Testing:

Performs tuberculin testing of students and staff as mandated by school board policy and regulation.

Performs various health screenings as required.

Records and Supplies:

Maintains a daily medical log.

Submits monthly and other periodic or special reports as required.

Establishes and maintains individual student health records to include immunizations.

Requisitions, inventories, and maintains required medical supplies and equipment.

Assists in the registration of new students to insure proper immunizations and other health related documentation is specified.

Completes state-mandated audit report in timely manner (i.e., within 30 days)

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