Under the supervision of the principal, the School Nurse is instrumental in creating a climate of health and well being in the school by: serving as a direct link among physicians, families and community health care service and agencies; providing relevant health instruction, counseling and guidance to parents, students and staff; and by upholding professional standards and diocesan policies.
Duties of the Job:
- Strives to achieve the goals of Catholic education; shows evidence of knowledge of the Catholic philosophy of education; promotes gospel values and Catholic moral teaching; upholds the doctrinal teaching of the Catholic Church; provides opportunities for the students to be prepared for life in today’s Church and society.
- Plans and implements school health programs in cooperation with the administration.
- Provides health care services to students.
- Maintains accurate health records for all students
- Dispenses medication according to diocesan policy
- Keeps an accurate daily log of all student contacts
- Assists with attendance issues as directed by the principal
- Participates in medical examinations as directed by diocesan or school policy
- Counsels students about good health habits
- Instructs classes in skills relating to health, first aid, and emergencies
- Participates in identifying and meeting the social, emotional, and physical needs of students
- Continues professional development to remain current in the nursing field
- Performs any other job-related tasks deemed necessary and/or assigned by the principal
Required education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform essential job functions
- Must have Arizona School Nurse Certification
- Must have experience in working with children and/or school health programs; a genuine liking for and ability to work with children
- Must have current CPR certification
- Must be in good physical condition
- Must have initiative, creativity, and problem solving skills; judgment in handling different personalities and emerging situations; proficient communication skills with both children and adults; positive attitude in crisis situations and ability to work cooperatively with others.
Must have knowledge and understanding of positive disciplinary techniques and child psychology.
Hourly salary, full-time.