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Date Added: Sat 17/07/2021

Registered Nurse (Staffing School Nurse)

Joliet, IL, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Interim Health of Joliet is looking to hire a total of 2 Registered Nurses to work school nursing in the Romeoville/Bolingbrook area.

Hours are Monday thru Friday for both positions.

8:30am - 3:30pm and 7:15am- 2:15pm

The ideal candidates will possess knowledge of IDPH COVID guidelines.

For more information call #removed# and speak with our Human Resources Coordinator.

General Purpose:

The School Nurse is a registered nurse with advanced preparation, who provides for the health care of preschool children, school-age children and adolescents within the school setting. The Scholl Nurse exercises independent and interdependent decision-making with direct accountability for clinical judgment. The School Nurse perform treatment in accordance with protocols established between the School Nurse Health officials as allowable under state law/practice acts.

Essential Functions:

  • Elicits a comprehensive health history from the patient and/or parents and caregivers, to reflect physical and emotional health, developmental/social well-being and immunization status.
  • Performs health screens, physical exams, and age-appropriate developmental evaluations.
  • Analyzes health history and interprets other data collected to determine health status and care needs.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and modifies care plans, as needed, in collaboration with the client, family, school, physician, and community as applicable.
  • Records all pertinent data.
  • Manages acute and emergency health problems in the school context and coordinates services needed for optimal health, safety and learning.
  • Participates in the implementation of a planned health education curriculum in the schools.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with active license in the state(s) in which he/she is employed.
  • One (1) year experience as a School Nurse within the last five (5) years or as required by contracted employer.
  • Able to provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training to include adults, infants and children.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff, children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Able to work autonomously and effectively in an interdisciplinary model.
  • Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace software.
  • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

  • Work is performed in school settings.
  • Ability to physically stretch, reach, bend, stoop, twist, sit, stand, walk and climb stairs.
  • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Light to medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.
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