School Nurse

Catapult Learning Hightstown, NJ
Overview

The school nurse is a health services specialist who assists pupils in attaining and /or maintaining optimum health and promotes good health habits and attitudes.

Responsibilities

* Review immunization records for school age children

* Assist with Medical/Dental Screenings

* Prepare and file state reports as required by law

* Conduct audiometric screenings

* Conduct scoliosis screenings

* Conduct vision screenings

* Conduct Height and Weight Screenings

* Provide other optional screenings as needed, ex. Blood Pressure, Lice

* Maintain student health records

* Administer medication and/or treatment when necessary for pupils to attend school

* Provide first aid and emergency care to all school age children

* Provide the following services as promulgated by individual State Law/Regulation:

* Notify parent/guardian if a screening defect is found upon screening and recommend appropriate follow-up

* Observe and recommend to principal, exclusion of students who show evidence of communicable diseases and/or whose immunization records are not received from parent/guardian after numerous attempts.

* Submit monthly report of health services and screenings performed to Catapult Learning Regional Director

* Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications

Requirements for hire include a valid RN license, as required by contract. Pediatric experience is desirable, but not necessary. RN license and a Basic Life Support CPR - Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider card, as required by contract.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.

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