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Lead Nurse

Company: Marietta City Schools
Location: Marietta
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, February 12, 2021 12:00 AM
(Eastern Standard Time) Do you know someone who should apply for this job? Send this job posting to him or her! We'll send an email and include the job details and a link to this posting. POSITION TITLE: Lead Nurse RESPONSIBLE TO: DIVISION: Department of Special Services JOB CLASSIFICATION: Classified Position: 190 days FLSA Status: Exempt ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide supervision to school-level nurses, and manage the health care needs of students within the scope of practice set forth by the Georgia Board of Nursing and Marietta City Schools policies and procedures. Be a health care resource for Marietta City Schools' personnel and administrators, and perform designated duties in the areas of occurrences of communicable diseases, critical cases, training and staff development. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervisory roles in the following areas:
  • Serve as school system's liaison and advocate on health matters with administrators, school-level nurses, medical personnel, community service organizations and partnerships with the intent of increasing healthcare opportunities to students.
  • Assist with training and staff development related to health issues.
  • Provide case management and oversee the health care needs of students with the following procedures/chronic illnesses:
  • Epilepsy and the request of rectal medication
  • Allergic reactions and the use of Epi-Pens
  • Asthma and the use of nebulizer breathing treatments
  • Diabetes and the use of injectable medications
  • Use of oxygen and/or mechanical ventilation
  • Any other identified medical diagnosis
  • Implement the following nursing actions in order to formulate an individualized Health Care Plan for aforementioned procedures and chronic illnesses.
  • Visit schools to evaluate requests for nursing services.
  • Secure needed documents and gather information from parent/guardian and physicians stating specific instructions for requesting nursing services
  • Develop individualized Health Care Plans pertaining to identified medical conditions.
  • Provide instructions about medical conditions from qualified individuals for school-level nurses and staff.
  • Observe demonstrations of requested procedures from designated staff and document job performances on a monthly basis and as needed. Incorporate teaching opportunities as needed.
  • Review Health Care Plans monthly to verify interventions that still pertain to identified medical needs.
  • Attend IEP meetings, as needed.
  • Cover school clinics, as needed.
  • Physical requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • The ability to timely respond and attend to emergency situations that may occur throughout the facility; and
  • The ability to perform lifting, supporting and movement of students.
  • On an as-needed basis, advise Athletic Trainers providing nursing services in the middle and high schools.
  • Provide advisement, guidance and support to School-level Nurses carrying out guidelines set forth in the Marietta City Schools.
  • Maintain the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of student in accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)) and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines.
  • Share expertise with school-level personnel when called by administrators about unresolved medical problems and health concerns.
  • Possess and maintain valid and appropriate license, certificate and/or credential as may be required for this position.
  • Follow work scheduling and attendance requirements in a regular, predictable and punctual manner.
  • Participate in training programs to increase skills and proficiency related to the assignment.
  • Review and stay abreast of current developments, literature and technical source information to maintain proficiency related to job responsibilities and student needs.
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate safety procedures.
  • Follow federal and state laws, as well as District policies.
  • Consistently communicate in a positive, respectful manner when dealing with parents, staff and students.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, Principal and/or Nursing Coordinator. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education Bachelor's Degree Registered Nurse License Certification in CPR/AED Certification in American Red Cross Standard First Aid

Keywords: Marietta City Schools, Peoria , Lead Nurse, Healthcare , Marietta, Illinois

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