QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale) required. Experience in Child Health Care required. Certification in CPR required. Valid Wisconsin license as a Registered Professional Nurse. Valid driver’s license required. Preferred: DPI School Nurse Certification within three (3) years of employment. PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Applies appropriate theory as a basis for decision-making in nursing practice. Maintains a comprehensive school health program including emergency nursing services. Collects information about the health and developmental status of students in a systematic and continuous manner. Collects and uses date regarding immunization, health and developmental status of students to determine a nursing diagnosis. Develops a nursing care plan with specific goals and interventions delineating school-nursing actions unique to students’ needs. Implements nursing actions that promote, maintain, or restore health, prevent illness, and effect rehabilitation. Assesses student responses to nursing actions in order to revise the database, nursing diagnosis, and nursing care plan and to determine progress made toward goal achievement. Collaborates with other staff members in planning to ensure quality of health care provided to students. Assists students, families, and school personnel to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education. Assumes responsibility for continuing education and professional development and contributes to the professional growth of others. Participates with others in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating school health and community services that include primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Contributes to nursing and school health through innovations in theory and practice and participation in research. ASSOCIATED FUNCTIONS: Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Health Services. PHYSICAL: This is a light job, which involves exerting 10 to 20 pounds occasionally and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. This job primarily involves sitting with a need to walk and move about for significant periods of time. Reaching, walk and move about for significant periods of time. Reaching, handling objects and fine manipulation are all occasionally performed. Feeling and smelling are also involved. Communication, both verbally and auditory are constantly utilized. Near acuity is also frequently utilized. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Direct and/or plan activities of others. Ability to organize and establish priorities. Ability to make reasonable independent judgements and decision. Ability to function as a team member. Ability to handle confidential matters properly. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to interact effectively with others. Demonstrate effective organizational skills. Exhibit strong public relating skills. Ability to perform repetitive or short cycle work. Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents, and other district residents. Influence people in their opinions, attitudes, and judgments. Work under specific instructions. Perform a variety of duties. Ability to attain precise set limits, tolerances, and standards. Perform effectively under stress. General office skills, including typing, filing, record keeping, and data entry. ENVIRONMENT: This job is performed primarily inside with the need to go to meetings outside the building and to District schools. Tools used are audiometer, stethoscope, opthalmoscope, blood pressure cuff, inspiratory peak flow meter, tape measures, and otoscope.
The District is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel hiring and administration in the District shall be conducted so as not to discriminate against applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, gender identity, gender nonconformity or change of sex, marital or parental status, national origin, disability or handicap, creed, color, political affiliation, pregnancy, citizenship, ancestry, arrest record, conviction record not substantially related to the nature of a person's job or activity in the school, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other United States or Wisconsin reserve component of the military forces, use or nonuse of lawful products off school premises during non-working hours, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.