School Nurse at Urban Prep Academy West Campus

Posted on: August 2, 2019 |

School Nurse Job Posting with Urban Prep Academies West Campus

Site Location at Malcom X College/ UPW Wing- 1900 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612

Primary Objective:
Assist the Principal and Assistant Principal under the direct supervision of the Director of Student Services to provide services for effective health programming for all male high school students, assisting parents and professionals in meeting the health needs of children and youth with an awareness of all district requirements and Illinois State Board of Education policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
Illinois State Board of Education PEL with School Nurse endorsement
Illinois Registered Professional Nurse, designated as R.N., required
Experience in blood-borne pathogens requirements and procedures
Preferred Qualifications:
Pediatric nursing experience
Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
Hearing and Vision Screening Certified through the Illinois Department of Public Health
Accountable to:
Principal, Assistant Principal, Director of Student Services
Essential Job Functions:
Serve as an advocate for all children and youth
Consult and collaborate with educators, parents, children, and other professionals or agencies to improve student outcomes
Provide direct professional nursing services, illness, and emergency care to students and staff in response to the nursing assessment and in accordance with professional standards, school policy, and procedures and state law regarding nurse practice
Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues
Evaluates health status of students by means of maintain school health and immunization records
Follow-up and enforce established Illinois Department of Public Health immunization requirements
Assess the health needs and accommodations of students with regard to their individual health issues
Develop, implement, and evaluate Individual Health Plans and Individual Emergency Plans as necessary
Maintain and distribute health alerts to those with a need to know and to building crisis folders
Acts as a resource person for parents and students to secure needed medical, vision, dental, or other treatment information using appropriate follow-up measures
Interpret and act as a liaison between local schools and representatives of the medical profession, between parents, and school personnel regarding health-related issues
Coordinate activities for emergency care for illness and/or injury for the prevention of communicable diseases
Protect students and staff by attention to environmental health factors
Perform parent interviews regarding student’s health and complete Health History summaries for students with Individual Education Plans and Section 504 Plans
Supervise the student’s’ self administration of necessary medications at school per physician orders and school policies
Participate in the formulation, yearly review, and revision of the total school health program
Establish, monitor, and assess records to ensure that the goals of health program have been met
Implement federal, state, and county health-related mandates
Maintain confidentiality following all federal, state, and local laws, including, but not limited to HIPAA and FERPA
Plan and perform vision and hearing screenings as followed up health care as required by state guidelines
Complete required yearly federal, state, and county health reports
Act in concert with legal requirements and ethical codes of the profession
Report all violations of rules and regulations to the building administration and Director of Student Services
Engage in professional growth including continuous inquiry, professional development practices, application, and sharing of research-based practices
Demonstrate cultural competence and behaviors consistent with the core values, visions, and mission of District 159
Performs additional duties as assigned
Bending, carrying, climbing, travel between job sites, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking
Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs such as assisting children or moving/rearranging furniture
CPI certified if available
Working Conditions:
Includes extremes of temperature and humidity
Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of Ms. Cheryl Kalkirtz, Director of Specialized Services at 773-406-0690