Responsible for implementation of health programs, health counseling with students, parents, and staff, provision of preventive health services, augmentation of health education programs, and liaison with the school community.
• Develops, implements, and monitors health care plans and emergency plans for designated students.
• Participates in program planning to meet the needs of students with special health care needs.
• Utilizes case management and the nursing process to manage the health care of students with chronic illness.
• Provides direct health care, emergency first aid care, medication administration, and related health services according to state laws and HISD policies and procedures.
• Provides preventive health care by: assessing the safety needs of students, conducting state mandated screening programs, including referral and follow-up; recognizing, reporting, and using control measures for communicable diseases; and monitoring and providing follow-up on immunization compliance.
• Provides students and families with health and medical resources and assists families with access to medical care.
• Conducts age-appropriate health programs and activities in collaboration with school staff.
• Counsels students and families on health conditions.
• Collaborates with community agencies and campus staff to implement a comprehensive school health program and the development of campus health program goals.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education: • Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or an Associate Degree in Nursing
• Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
• CPR/AED Certification
• Minimum experience requirement - 12 months.
NOTE: HISD follows the Texas Board of Nursing recommendation that a newly licensed nurse not practice in an independent setting for a period of 12-18 months post-licensure
• The ability to implement emergency care including the ability to independently respond to an emergency, perform CPR, administer emergency medications, and other lifesaving measures within standard practice guidelines.
• The ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, both internally and externally.
• The ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, drive and/or be mobile.
• Valid Texas driver’s license with applicable insurance coverage.