School Nurse

School Nurse
School Nurse

General Description:

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.

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