Registered Nurse Pillar Schools

  • Livingston, NJ
  • Pillar Schools
  • Full-time

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TITLE:

Registered Nurse, Pillar School

SUMMARY:

Provides direct nursing care for students with disabilities and staff as needed

REPORTS TO:

Principal/ School Nurse

DUTIES:

  1. Provides nursing care to students and staff in accordance with New Jersey statutes, regulations and Department of Education guidelines, and PILLAR CARE CONTINUUM policies and procedures
  2. Administers medication to students according to prescription and performs related administrative responsibilities
  3. Determines need to refers students home because of illness or to hospitals, clinics, or physicians
  4. Obtains required health information for each student (physicals, height and weight) annually and ensures that all student immunizations are up to date
  5. May participate in intake screening of students to assist in determination school’s ability to meet student’s medical needs
  6. May participate in IEP meeting to discuss health care planning needs
  7. Assists in organizing medical clinics and various screening activities; participates in clinics as required
  8. May serve as interface between school and medical professionals
  9. May conducts and participate in in-service staff training on health related issues
  10. Administration of tube feedings and care of G-Tube site
  11. Performs other functions as directed by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE:

Knowledge and demonstrated competence in the general practices and principles of nursing; of statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of nursing in a school setting; of normal child development and developmental disabilities

SKILLS/ ABILITIES:

Ability to convey health information to others clearly, concisely and logically; to respect and maintain confidentiality; to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to establish and maintain proper working relationships with students, parents, supervisors, co-workers and staff; to perform strenuous physical activities such as lifting, carrying and moving children with disabilities; to maintain a safe working environment; to adhere to ethical standards of the profession; personnel policies, procedures and universal health precautions

QUALIFICATIONS:

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; State of NJ Board of Nursing licensure as a Registered Nurse required; NJ DOE School certification as a School Nurse preferred or ability to obtain; at least one year's experience in a school or pediatric setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience; fingerprint examination and approval by State of New Jersey

 

 

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