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Elementary School Nurse Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District - Edinburg, TX

Company: Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

  • JobID: 5427

    Position Type:

    Health Services Department/School Nurse

    Date Posted:



    Cavazos Elementary

    Closing Date:

    Open until filled

    REPORTS TO: Principal; Director of Health Services APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

    LENGTH OF WORK YEAR: 187 Days DATE REVISED: 01/14/2016


    SALARY RANGE: $48,927

    Minimum $71,139 Maximum PAY GRADE: TCH


    Implement comprehensive program of health services for campus. Provide health services to students. Promote health education and preventive health practices for students.



    Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program

    Current registered nurse licensed to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nursing

    Certified by Texas Department of State Health Services to conduct vision and hearing screening

    Certified by the UTRGV Border Health Office to conduct the Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 diabetes

    CPR/AED Certification

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects

    CPR, First Aid and clinical nursing skills for acute and chronic conditions

    Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

    Ability to implement policies and procedures

    Knowledge of community medical, health care services, and referral resources.


    Two years nursing experience recommended


    Nursing Services

    • Provide temporary and emergency care for sick and injured students or staff according to district policy and


      • Serve as health advocate for students.

        • Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or

          emergency contact cannot be reached).

          • Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.

            Perform screening procedures as required by Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Education Agency, and district policy.
            Make referrals as necessary.
            Develop individual health plans and emergency care plans for students whose health care needs warrant necessary coordination and management.

            • Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings.


              Participate in campus health and wellness education and provide health education to individuals and groups.

              • Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.

                • Provide relevant assessment, counseling, and guidance, serving as a resource to staff and assisting them with accessing and effectively utilizing community resources for health.


                  • Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.

                    • Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical health care professionals as needed.

                      • Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees.

                        • Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.

                          • Make home visits to help with student health problems as necessary with permission of principal.

                            • Communicate regularly with principal and Director of Health Services regarding health service issues.


                              • Review and evaluate immunization records.

                                • Enforce procedures to ensure proper program administration according to district policy.

                                  • Supervise and train School Nurse Assistants, LVN's and Nurse Aide(s) in clinic procedures and responsibilities according to district policy.

                                    • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and

                                      accurate updated health records on all students.

                                      • Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.

                                        Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of State Health Services, State Board of Education, board policy in health services area and the Texas Board of Nursing.
                                        Serve as the campus AED coordinator by performing routine AED maintenance, coordinate the campus AED response plan and serve as a campus resource.

                                        • Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.

                                          • Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.

                                            Be proficient and document all applicable student health visits and information in an electronic health software application.

                                            Professional Development

                                            • Maintain certification in CPR and AED.

                                              • Maintain health, screener status for vision, hearing, spinal and TRAT2D.

                                                • Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.


                                                  Performs all duties in a safe manner to avoid injury to oneself and/or to others.
                                                  Performs other related duties as assigned.

                                                  SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

                                                  Direct the work of assigned nurse aide(s); Direct the work of License Vocational Nurse(s)

                                                  EQUIPMENT USED:

                                                  Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, oxygen cylinder, automated external defibrillator (AED), pulse oxymeter, sphygmomanometer, vision screening equipment, thermos can, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, copier, scanner and fax.

                                                  WORKING CONDITIONS:

                                                  Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

                                                  Maintain emotional control under stress; exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases
                                                  The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

                                                  The Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, gender, age, national origin, disability, military status, or on any other basis prohibited by law.

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