School Health Nurse
School Health Nurse – Carilion Clinic/Roanoke City Public Schools – RN
Contract covers 42 week school year. Summer school available but optional.
In this position you will: collaborate with students, staff, and other members of the health care team to improve the overall health of the students and staff. Assess, evaluate, and assume primary accountability for the effectiveness of such services and health care plans. Utilize critical thinking skills to provide quality service through a team oriented, collaborative approach to student health.
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate student health within the school district in order to achieve optimum health outcomes and maximize in-class time. Addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of all students. Review health records for entering students and assure compliance with Virginia Department of Health entrance requirements. Maintain student health records; collect health related data and complete required reports. As lone provider in school, provide care for all students presenting with illness, injury or special needs through assessment, intervention and follow up. Administer medications and provide treatments for students as directed by physicians and parents, including (but not limited to) diabetes management, catheterizations, tube feedings, brace applications and colostomy care. In times of serious illness or injury, provide care and first aide until arrival of parent/guardian, EMS or other personnel as appropriate.
Interacts with students, staff, parents, faculty and all members of the health care community to develop, coordinate, and manage the plan of care. Accountable to the delivery of patient care in the school setting. Maintains student/staff confidentiality.