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School Nurse - Prospective Campus

Company: Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: July 4, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
Health Services Department/School Nurse

Date Posted:

Health Services Department

Date Available:


Campus Principal/Dir. of Health Serv.


Open Until Filled


187 days


JAN 14, 2016




$57,250 Minimum
$80,668 Maximum



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 procedures.
  • 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. Instruction
    • 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. Consultation
      • 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. Administration
        • 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. Other
            • 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.

                    Nondiscrimination Statement
                    Edinburg CISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX issues: Robert Vina, r.vina@ecisd.us ,Coordinator of Personnel/Legal Issues, ADA/504 issues: Sofia Hinojosa, sofia.hinojosa@ecisd.us , Director of Student & Social Services, 411 N. 8th Avenue, Edinburg, TX 78539, (956) 289-2300.
                    Edinburg CISD no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus programas o actividades y brinda igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para manejar consultas sobre las pol--ticas de no discriminaci--n Title IX issues: Robert Vina, r.vina@ecisd.us ,Coordinator of Personnel/Legal Issues, ADA/504 issues: Sofia Hinojosa, sofia.hinojosa@ecisd.us , Director of Student & Social Services, 411 N. 8th Avenue, Edinburg, TX 78539, (956) 289-2300.

Keywords: Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, Edinburg , School Nurse - Prospective Campus, Healthcare , Edinburg, Texas

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