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Registered Nurse

Company: Health Care District of Palm Beach County
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

This position provides skilled professional nursing care and treatment for students in assigned schools. This--position implements the medical components of an integrated school health program, reporting and--functioning under the auspices of the Health Care District School Health Nursing Supervisor for all clinical and--employee issues. The School Health Registered Nurse will be under the general supervision of the schoolbased Principal for non-clinical matters. The role of the School Health Registered Nurse is to advance thewell-being, academic success and life-long achievement of the students. The School Health Registered Nurse--will individualize care to students providing nursing diagnoses and interventions for students in cooperation--with the parent(s) or guardian. Employees in this class perform duties in accordance with established--regulations, policies, nursing standards, and medical instructionsEssential Functions:Provides a student-centered approach to care for all students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the school setting.--Provides first aid and injury care to students with urgent health needs.--Plans and provides preventative care and well student services for student population.--Provides nursing assessments to students, and counseling, including referrals to students and parents.--Provides triage and treatment (as needed) to students with symptoms of potential communicable disease.--Maintain infection control and use of PPE as directed per School Health guidelines.--Manages all students with chronic health problems, providing school-based services related to student-specific--health care plans.--Liaises with students, parents and school based staff to develop student-specific case management plans for--students with chronic health problems.--Initiates, develops and maintains student health records utilizing the electronic School Health medical record--system.--Provides information concerning programs available for children with chronic health problems or disabling,--and/or terminal illnesses.--Liaises with hospital-based staff for students receiving long term hospitalization with a view to transitioning to--hospital homebound care, prior to re-entry into school.--Administers medications to students prescribed by a licensed health care provider with parental consent in accordance with established protocols and care plans.Identifies high-risk students and liaises with school administrator and staff in the coordination of school- based--care and activities requiring health-related support.--Works closely with the School District Data Processors providing guidance and technical assistance in the--identification of students that are non-compliant with established immunization and health assessment--requirements.--Counsels parents on child-specific health needs referring to health care provider or community agencies as--needed.--Works closely with other registered nurses, nursing supervisor, and School Health Administration to provide--follow-up and nursing case management related to vision, hearing, body-mass-index (BMI), and scoliosis--screening outcomes and reports.--Reviews and updates student electronic health files, forwarding to appropriate destination when students--transfers to another school within the District. Is able to navigate electronic medical records being proficient--with a standard computer and keyboard including but not limited to software programs.--Serves as a health resource person to students, parents, guardians or foster parents and school personnel.--Develops and conducts group education sessions and/or educational messages, bulletin boards or articles in--cooperation with school staff and established HCD guidelines.--May be required to supplement the services allocated to a Float Nurse, which may require the nurse to float to--another school location on occasions to enhance nursing support and bridge a gap in student health services.--Supports school staff and provides education and training to school staff on the detection of head lice or other--infestations. Liaises with parents and provides intensive follow-up for students failing scoliosis, vision and--hearing and/or BMI screenings.--Monitors the school environment including the school campus for health and safety issues advising school--administrators of potential risks to students in a timely manner.--Actively participates on School-Based Team contributing essential nursing/medical information relative to--student progress and success.--Precepts and mentors newly hired registered nurses and nursing students temporarily assigned to particular--school health rooms.--Emergency duties may be required that includes assisting community or hospital based organizations or--staffing emergency community shelters.Staff will be directed to perform other emergency duties based on--clinical experience including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.Additional Duties:While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the program, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.--Functions as health consultant to school personnel.--Provides in-services for school personnel.This job description reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Management of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to assign duties not listed herein as necessary to accomplish the goals of the organization.Education:Associate's degree or diploma in nursing from an accredited nursing institution required. Bachelor's degree in nursing preferred.Experience:At minimum two (2) years of experience in pediatric nursing, emergency room, community health, and/or in school health is required.Certification:Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association required. National Certified School--Nurse (NCSN) preferred.Active Florida Driver License required for Float RN Positions

Keywords: Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Miami , Registered Nurse, Healthcare , West Palm Beach, Florida

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