School Nurse, RN, Turner High CR00484

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                                                                                                                                          School Nurse 

                                                                                                                                        Job Description


Purpose:         The School Nurse helps students attain an optimum level of physical, social, and emotional health.  In order to coordinate a comprehensive student health program, the School Nurse must work closely with students, staff, administration and parents of the Turner School District.

Responsible to:   Principal

Payment Rate:    Salary and benefits determined by the Negotiated Agreement


  1. Current Kansas Board of Nursing License
  2. Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Human Resources office (after employment offer is made)
  3. Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job performance

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist all students attain an optimum level of physical, social, and emotional health with consideration of individual health needs.
  2. Establish and maintain a comprehensive health program for students and employees of the district.
  3. Ensure all activities conform to Federal, State, and District guidelines.
  4. Communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community.
  5. React to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, and handle other tasks as assigned.
  6. Operate all equipment appropriately as required to perform duties.
  7. Advocate with staff and administration to meet the educational and health issues of special needs students.
  8. Assist in the implementation of the vision and mission of the District.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:                                                                                

  1. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
  2. Have ability to travel in personal or school district vehicle.
  3. Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials.
  4. Be flexible regarding scheduling, working conditions, and locations.
  5. Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments with numerous interruptions.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Establish and maintain a preventive, comprehensive health program for students and employees of the District.
  2. Conduct general student health appraisals to include, but not limited to vision, hearing, and measuring and weighing as needed for medication purposes.
  3. Conduct health assessments and coordinate a comprehensive program of care for students who are injured or who become ill at school until parents/guardian can assume responsibility.
  4. Notify parents and building administrators when student is severely ill or injured and provide guidelines for exclusion and readmission to school.
  5. Coordinate a program of communicable disease control based upon Kansas immunization laws to include maintaining records for each student, communicating such requirements to parents, and reporting to appropriate agency.
  6. Provide staff with first-aide training and supplies for student use.
  7. Report school accidents to the appropriate district personnel.
  8. Monitor and enforce medication guidelines as directed in Board of Education policy.
  9. Promote age-appropriate health and dental examinations for all students and provide resource information to staff and/or parents/guardians according to approved Board of Education procedures.
  10. Communicate with parents, staff, medical personnel, and community agencies and assist with referral needs as appropriate following release of information and confidentiality procedures.
  11. Assist in writing health curriculum and providing for instruction.
  12. Counsel with administrators and teachers on an as needed basis concerning an individual student’s health concerns.
  13. Differentiate and provide for individual health care needs for students with disabilities and/or exceptionalities.
  14. Assist students in developing feelings of self-worth and making appropriate social adjustments.
  15. Manage student records confidentially and electronically.
  16. Report immediately to the Director of Special Services any safety hazards or unsanitary conditions observed in the school environment.
  17. Obtain approval from the Director of Special Services the supplies needed for a comprehensive health program and maintain supplies appropriately.
  18. Supervise staff members per state delegation laws.
  19. Observe and follow school district procedures and policies to support the total school management process.
  20. Keep current on new information, innovative ideas and techniques by participating in professional growth opportunities.
  21. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
  22. Implement and follow all District health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
  23. Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Special Services and/or other Administrative staff.

Term of Employment:  Academic school year as assigned

Evaluation:                Performance effectiveness evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Kansas Statues and the Board of Education Policy.






Turner USD 202

Competitive salary and benefits
Job Start Date: November-1-2019
Applications Due By: January-1-2020

Job Contact Information

Alan Penrose - - 913-288-3300

Employer Information

Turner USD 202

For more information on Turner follow the link below:

Employer Address: 800 South 55th Street Kansas City, Kansas

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