School Nurse - Posted to create a candidate pool
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Job Description
BALTIMORE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB TITLE: School Nurse

REPORTS TO: Principal and Supervisor, Health Services

DEFINITION: Delivers a comprehensive school health services program for all students. Collaborates with others in the school to ensure that health services are coordinated and integrated with the school program. Provides health consultation to the principal and health services to employees for acute illness and injuries. Performs other duties as assigned.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
  • Administers first aid for injury and illness. Administers medications and health care treatments.
  • Identifies health barriers to student achievement and works with school staff and families to remediate those barriers.
  • Provides and coordinates health care interventions, including emergency responses.
  • Develops a plan of care for students with chronic health conditions.
  • Assesses the health needs of the school community.
  • Coordinates health matters between the health care provider, family, and the school.
  • Conducts, coordinates, and follows-up health screening programs.
  • Maintains school health records, including ensuring compliance with state health mandates for school attendance.
  • Monitors the spread of communicable diseases. Develops and implements strategies to control the spread of communicable diseases.
  • Promotes a safe and orderly school environment.
  • Provides health counseling and health education. Assists the principal and staff to improve student achievement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field; plus two years of professional nursing experience.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid license to practice registered nursing (RN), issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing is required. Possession of current CPR certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the nursing process.
  • Knowledge of the pathophysiology and nursing management of common acute and chronic health conditions of the school population.
  • Knowledge of the tools, instruments, and equipment used in nursing.
  • Knowledge of current health issues and trends.
  • Skill in the provision of a variety of nursing care services.
  • Skill in the monitoring and assessment of patients' health care needs and services.
  • Skill in the preparation and maintenance of records.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication, including interdisciplinary and multicultural communication.
  • Skill in the use of computers and word processing, database, patient care documentation, and spreadsheet software packages.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, parents, and BCPS supervisors and administrators.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information and records.
  • Ability to apply the nursing process in the community setting.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this classification may include the performance of physical activities such as walking, standing, and lifting, the operation of medical equipment and instruments, and travel throughout the County.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Persons appointed to this class may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice. Successful completion of a BCPS-approved emergency care course within eight months of the date of hire is required.

FLSA: Exempt

Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a completed application must be submitted for each position and/or location in which you are interested.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc.will not be accepted.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including school psychology practicum and school psychology internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $ 100.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefitssession.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).


Contact Information


Wendy Gigler
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone:443.809.6008
Fax:410.296.0568
Email:wgigler@bcps.org


 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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