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Indianapolis Public Schools
||RN (Registered Nurse)
School / Org:
No. of Positions:
||23 October 2017
||Open Until Filled
Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Location or Department: Theodore Potter
Summary: Initiate appropriate action in a variety of health problems through direct care, remedial care, referral, or consultation. Provides health care services to students by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Renders emergency First Aid care.
Administers medication according to IPS policies and procedures.
Evaluates health status/complaints of students and takes action.
Provides/obtains relevant information to/from physicians, hospitals, and other agencies for referred students.
Performs and supervises skilled nursing procedures as ordered by studentís physician.
Schedules and coordinates screening programs.
Recognizes and acts on communicable diseases present in school/community.
Acts as a resource on immunization needs.
Identifies and reports on environmental hazards.
Acts as a resource person to students and staff members regarding health education.
Teaches the principles of health promotion and disease prevention to individuals and groups.
Assumes responsibility for inservice programs for school personnel and others regarding health-related issues of students and others.
Encourages and refers parents to obtain medical and dental services for children.
Counsels students, teachers, and parents on health problems at school and in the community.
Gives guidance and support to students with known medical problems.
Maintains daily clinic log.
Records data on health record as needed.
Maintains First Aid supplies and health center.
Maintains and submits accurate records as required by law, board policy, and administrative guidelines.
Plans school health program, in cooperation with medical authority and administrative school personnel.
Participates in medical examinations and reviews findings to evaluate health status of pupils and progress of program.
Instructs classes in health education topics and establishes nursing polices to meet emergencies as needed /requested.
Cooperates with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of school children.
Counsels students in good health habits.
Works with community agencies in planning facilities to meet needs of children outside school situation.
Assists in program for care of disabled children.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations.
Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities.
Written Communication - Able to read and interpret written information.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience: Bachelors of Science in Nursing and at least five years experience in community health or pediatric nursing.
Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software and student systems.
Certificates and Licenses: Valid Indiana Registered Nurse license. School nurse certification from Indiana Department of Education.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions and body fluids.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
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