Bremerton School District
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Substitute Registered Nurse (RN)
at Bremerton School District
Substitute Registered Nurses MUST be qualified as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington and hold an unrestricted license. Substitute Registered Nurses will be used to substitute for School Nurses at the buildings and be used for other possible screening or health related needs in the district.
Hourly pay will be $28.03 (The first step on the pay scale.)
Position will screen weekly for applicants.
Bremerton School District
JOB DESCRIPTION – REGISTERED NURSE
Provides preventive health services to facilitate the student’s optimal physical, mental, emotional and social growth, and development. Identifies problems and disabilities and provides such services as case finding, health education, referring and care in order to help prevent serious health problems which would later be more difficult and costly to address. The Registered Nurse: Supports the education process by working to assure the health and safety of the students.
Reports to and evaluated by: Assessment/Special Programs Supervisor
The following examples are intended as illustrations of various types of work performed
allocated to this classification. No attempt is made to be inclusive. Related, similar or logical duties are performed as may be assigned or self-determined.
- Promotes and protects the optimal health status of school age children
- Provides health assessments
a. Obtains a health history
b. Screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision and hearing
c. Observes the child for development and health patterns in making nursing assessment
d. Identifies abnormal health findings.
- Develops and implements a student health plan (ICHP/IHP).
a. Interprets the health status of students to parents and school personnel.
b. Initiates referral to parents, school personnel or community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through.
c. Provides ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel or health agencies.
d. Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students.
- Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
- Plans and implements school health management protocols
- Participates in home visits assessing the family needs as related to the child’s health.
- Develops procedures and provides for emergency nursing management for injuries/illnesses
- Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases.
- Provides health education and anticipatory guidance
a. Provides direct health education, and health counseling to assist students and families in making decisions on health and lifestyles that affect health.
b. Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health.
c. Counsels with students concerning problems such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and substance abuse in order to facilitate responsible decision making practices
d. Serves as a resource person to the school staff members in health instruction.
- Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between the home, school and community.
- Acts as a resource person in promoting health
- Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school health practices.
- Provides consultation in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school district.
- Where applicable, participates in the IEP plan development.
- Works directly with other professional health care providers to administer health care procedures in accordance with health care needs for each student under the direction of written physician orders
- Distribute medications and maintain medication records for individual students
- Audit and organize student health care at multiple school sites
- Train school staff w/direct student contact in individual student health care needs
- Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington and holds an unrestricted license
- Certified in CPR or BLS (or obtain in the first 30 days)
- Possess a valid WA State driver’s license
- Must pass WA State fingerprint requirements
- Knowledge of specialized medical equipment (feeding tubes, pumps, etc…)
a) B.S.N. or Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
b) Minimum of one (1) year experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health or pediatric nursing.
c) Previous experience as a nurse in the school setting preferred
DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES KNOWLEDGE OF:
1) Principles and practices underlying professional nursing.
2) Principles and practices underlying the special field of school health.
3) Current trends in nursing and of literature in the fields of school health.
4) Organization and administration of other cooperating agencies.
5) State and local laws relating to health and social issues.
6) Rules and regulations regarding being a school health technician in the State of WA
1) Participate cooperatively in a program of school health nursing.
2) Exercise professional judgment in making decisions.
3) Communicate appropriately and effectively with students, parents, administrators,
other school personnel, etc…
4) Demonstrate a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.
5) Organize and manage time.
6) Be a self-starter or self-motivated
7) Ability to work independently but also as part of the school health care team
8) Use a computer and various software applications
Job Contact Information
Thursday, August 11, 2016 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)