School Nurse
Description

Administers basic health care and first aid for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children. Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or other agencies for the purpose of promoting needed treatment, securing information and complying with legal requirements. Monitors student immunization compliance by reviewing immunization records of every student, and takes corrective actions to comply with state mandated immunization compliance policies. Monitors all student medications administered at the school level as prescribed by a physician for the purpose of ensuring compliance with state law. Maintains a daily log of medication administered. Responds to medical emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns. 


Clinic Services 

• Administers medications per doctor’s orders

• Maintains Medication Administration Logs for each medication

• Notifies parents/guardians when consents are expiring

• Notifies parents/guardians when medications are low or expiring

• Performs monthly medication audits 

• Treats student illness and injuries 

• Counsels staff and treats workplace injuries 


Training 

• Provides staff training on other student related health issues as needed (i.e. Diabetes, seizures, student-specific conditions)

• Provide staff training for First Aid and CPR


Resource 

• Provides information and feedback to staff and parents on student-related health issues

• Attends IEP or parent meetings as requested for student-related health issues

• Assists in writing medical procedures, policy and protocols as requested

• Maintains current license with Department of Health, staying current on guidelines and recommendations issues by applicable governing bodies, including the Department of Education


Professionalism 

• Arrives on time for work

• Shows flexibility to change

• Has a positive attitude towards students and staff

• Adheres to safety protocols

• Makes prudent use of sick/personal time

• Assists with special projects and assignments as requested

• Takes on additional responsibilities when work is complete

• Assists in keeping common spaces clean and organized

• Accepts feedback and constructive criticism

• Adheres to the mission, vision and values of VIA


Requirements

Education Requirements

• High school degree or equivalent required

• Associate’s degree in nursing or diploma from an approved nursing program required

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Ability to obtain and maintain RN licensure in Virginia


Work Experience Requirements

• Experience preferred working as a nurse in a pediatric setting

• Experience preferred working with children and young adults with disabilities, including autism

• Experience preferred working with parents of children with disabilities

• Ability to work as part of a diverse team