RN School Nurse
Washington, DC 
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RN School Nurse (190002IY)

DC'schildren need you! We are seeking community-minded Registered Nurses witha determination and commitment to improving the lives of children in thenation's capital.

Aspart of a public-private partnership with the District of Columbia's Departmentof Health (DOH), Children's School Services provides on-site nursing servicesin 121 DC public schools and 68 public charter schools.

Thepopulation of the District of Columbia is approximately 591, 833 residents ofwhich approximately 18.9% are children.

Ourproviders are responsible for the following areas of care:

  • Provides comprehensive school health nursing services to school-age children in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention, while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions.
  • Interprets students' immunization needs.
  • Continues to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Rotate between assigned schools.
  • Organizes nursing activities for the day, including: vision screening, hearing screening, assessment of conditions, and referrals.
  • Appraises and addresses the needs of the general student population, students with chronic and acute health problems and special education students with co-occurring care needs.
  • Performs a variety of selective individual health assessments and initiates referrals on identified health needs and subsequent follow-ups.

Children'sNational is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area.Our team of 7000 employees provides world-class care in a warm and caringenvironment designed with kids in mind. Children's National is a Magnetdesignated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatrichospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.


Qualifications

Minimum Education
A.A. (Required)
BSN (Preferred)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
Registered Nurse (RN) experience in community health, ambulatory care, school health or other related fields strongly preferred.

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Registered Nurse (RN) experience in community health, ambulatory care, school health or other related fields. (Required)

Functional Accountabilities

Program Management
1. Anticipate and responds to needs of others.
2. Follow-up until needs are met.
3. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.
4. Show respect and sensitivity for cultural/ethnic diversity.
5. Answer phone within 3 rings; identifies self by name and title.

Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change
1. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
2. Contribute to a positive work environment.
3. Identify and resolves issues, overcoming challenges.
4. Identify new patterns and trends and anticipate impact.

Teamwork/ Communication
1. Partner with all team members to achieve.
2. Work effectively with diverse groups.
3. Communicate effectively and constructively .
4. Demonstrate accountability for work.
5. Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.

Performance Improvement/ Problem-solving
1. Identify opportunities to improve processes.
2. Plan, organize and prioritize work.
3. Make appropriate decisions, use critical thinking and sound judgment.
4. Organize and use resources effectively .
5. Seek opportunities for professional growth/development.
6. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers.

Cost Management/ Financial Responsibility
1. Manage own time to promote productivity.
2. Use resources efficiently.
3. Search for less costly ways of doing things.

Quality of Care
1. Systematically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of school nursing practice.
2. Participate in quality assurance activities, as appropriate.
3. Use the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in school nursing practice, as appropriate.
4. Continuously strive to improve the quality and effectiveness of school health services.

Program Management
1. Manage school health services, as appropriate, to the nurse's education, position and practice environment.
2. Conduct school health needs assessment to identify current health problems and identify the need for new programs.
3. Develop and implement needed health programs using a program planning process.
4. Orient, provide training, document competency, and oversee the practice of Health Technicians, and Nursing Assistants, as appropriate to the school setting.
5. Participate in environmental safety and health activities, e.g., indoor air quality, injury surveillance, and prevention.
6. Adopts and utilizes available technology, as appropriate to the work setting.

Health Education
1. Assist students, families, the school staff and community to achieve optimal levels of wellness through appropriately designed and
2. delivered health promotion.
3. Participate in the assessment of needs for health counseling and health instruction needs for the school community.
4. Provide formal health instruction based on sound learning theory, as appropriate to student development levels.
5. Provide individual and group health teaching and counseling for and with students.
6. Act as a resource person to school staff on health promotion activities and materials.
7. Further the application of health promotion principles within all areas of school life, e.g., food service, custodial, etc.

Education
1. Acquire and maintain current knowledge and competency in school nursing practice.
2. Acquire knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty practice of school nursing on a regular and ongoing basis.
3. Consistently participate in continuing education activities related to current clinical knowledge practice and professional issues.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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