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Nurse Clinician

  • Classified

Salary range: 50

Reports to: School Nurse

OVERVIEW

Under general direction of the credentialed School Nurse, provide nursing and other related services.

Perform a variety of nursing duties including administration and reading of PPDs, and administration of insulin via the insulin pump or SQ injection within the guidelines of the PAUSD Diabetic Management Forms signed by the student's parent/guardian and physician and under direction of certificated School Nurse.

Specialized supervision and monitoring of technology-dependent students who are medically fragile, etc.), involving independent judgment and action within the scope of their practice and the Education Code. Monitor, interpret and intervene, as well as performing duties designated by the Credentialed School Nurse.

QUALIFICATION
  • Registered Nurse's License required; R.N., Certified, or B.S.N. preferred
  • Maintenance of First Aid and CPR certification required
  • Clinical Nursing experience with youth or equivalent required; experience with medically fragile children desirable
  • Have and maintain valid California Driver's License.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Monitor, provide assistance, and administer insulin to diabetics
  • Provide care for ill and injured children
  • Conduct staff in-service on selected health topics and related issues
  • Supervise and administer intradermal tuberculin tests to staff only and order and maintain supplies for TB testing
  • Provide physical health care services such as specialized catheterization, specialized tube feeding, etc., under the prescribed procedures as outlined in the guidelines and procedures by the California Department of Education (Green Book), as directed by the credentialed School Nurse
  • Provide emergency care, prescribed medication regime, and prescribed procedures as outlined by the California Department of Education (in Green Book)
  • Assist in initiating and maintaining health and other related records and reports (Medi-Cal)
  • Make independent, immediate decisions
  • Remain calm in an emergency situations
  • Demonstrate respect for children and adults
  • Accurately record, transfer, and relate information
  • Provide active and reflective listening skills
  • Present information in an organized manner
  • Serve as Liaison Between District Health Services and the elementary school programs
  • Help maintain a positive school health environment through open communication and effective human relations skills and team collaboration
  • Adhere to schedules and timelines
  • Demonstrate ability to write/review health issues and protocols using Ed. Code
  • Communicate with the credentialed School Nurse
  • Understand and follow prescribed medication regimes, and prescribed procedures
  • Learn, interpret and communicate the goals, objectives and the general provisions of the program
  • Provide specialized physical health care services and other nursing or related services
  • Work independently under direct and indirect clinical supervision of the credentialed School Nurse
  • Maintain open communication
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records
  • Perform related duties as assigned
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Thorough knowledge of Nursing practices, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Basic Nursing skills, knowledge of and ability to administer care for medically fragile children;
  • Knowledge of health problems and concerns and the ability to communicate to the Credentialed School Nurse;
  • Report-writing methods and techniques;
  • Health problems and concerns;
  • Record keeping-and filing skills;
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and courtesy.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to provide health care procedures; mobility to quickly respond to emergencies in various site locations, mobility to drive to various school sites to provide nursing assistance as needed, hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone and provide assistance to students; understand voice and speech patterns; seeing to read fine print.

Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds). The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Health office environment and campus areas to access students and staff. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time. The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 10 months

Revision Date: 04/22/2015

Initial date: 10/30/2005

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.