Nurse - Cheshire Public Schools
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Nurse
Job Location: Highland Elementary School, Cheshire CT
Beginning: Feb 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cheshire Public Schools
Cheshire, CT 06410
Telephone: 203-250-2429
Job Description:

Primary Purpose
To provide health services and education to all students and staff regarding school health issues, policies, and services.

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Follows Board of Education and State of Connecticut health policy and practices, to ensure a healthy school environment.
  • Develops and maintains effective nurse/school and parent communication.
  • Develops and administers school health programs.
  • Researches and provides information on appropriate action to be taken regarding current trends and proposed new legislation/regulations in school health.
  • Participate in state health-related screening programs and follow-ups.
  • Follows communicable diseases and coordination of emergency medical situations within schools or the school district (including the outbreak of flu epidemics) per Health Department and school medical advisor.
  • Follows emergency medical care and routine injury/illness care policies, protocols, and facilities established by Board of Education and State guidelines.
  • Provides medical knowledge to special education programs and families.
  • Provides medical knowledge to school physical education and athletic and health education programs.
  • Provides advice and recommendations regarding maintaining a healthy work environment to students and staff.
  • Assists in providing training or staff development programs related the school health and medical issues.
     Uses medical equipment as needed, and personal computers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, first aid, illnesses and injuries, nutrition, and related areas.
  • Ability to provide care for ill or injured students and advise to seek medical care as needed.
  • Ability to convey appropriate medical information to school district staff or medical professionals to ensure a proper maintenance in the school setting.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and perform arithmetic operations as needed for position.
  • Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, the Internet, Outlook, electronic mail).
  • Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues and concerns regarding school health.
  • Ability to report work orally and in writing to supervisors as required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
Safety Requirements
  • Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices in the nursing field, including requirements set forth in federal and state law, and Occupational Safety and Health regulations.
  • Implements Board Policy regarding Blood Borne Pathogens and other Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
  • Work in standard school building environment.
  • Exposure to body secretions, blood borne pathogens, medicine and medicinal supplies, illnesses and diseases.
Qualifications Profile
  • Certification/License: RN required (BSN preferred)
  • Valid license to practice in Connecticut
  • Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Registered Nurse from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience 10 years or more of hospital/community nursing experience.
  • Experience in school health area relating to pediatrics.
Salary         $32.00/hour

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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.