CITY OF SAN ANTONIO School Nurse in SAN ANTONIO, Texas

For more information regarding the position, please visit the City of San Antonio s employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application: http://www.sanantonio.gov/HR/CareerCenter.aspx Closing date: 8/18/2017 JOB SUMMARY: Under direction, implements and manages the Education Center's health program designed to serve each student through the delivery of direct services, preventative care, provision of health education and the promotion of a healthy school environment as part of the City's Pre-K 4 SA program. Work involves assisting students with minor medical issues, evaluating student needs and making care plans to meet those needs. Exercises no supervision. Additional information about this position: City positions are paid on a bi-weekly basis equating to 26 pay periods a year. The annual salary for this position will be paid in equal portions over the 26 pay periods. This position is anticipated to work 220 days a year, subject to change based on Pre-K 4 SA operational needs. This position is funded by sales tax that has been approved by the citizens of San Antonio for a limited time period. This position, therefore, is subject to at-will employment status, and is unclassified and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Nursing Services: Assesses student health status by identifying acute, chronic, and emergency needs; makes referrals to physicians or community agencies, as appropriate. Serves as health advocate for students and conducts student health appraisals including: nursing, vision, hearing, weighing and measuring screenings; records screening results according to the Texas Education Code. Administers medications and first aid, and coordinates management system to track administered medications. Monitors and provides direct services and care to students maintaining accountability for all care and services provided. Thoroughly documents all nursing assessments and care provided, and maintains complete and confidential Student Health Records. Provides consultation to school administrators in crisis/emergency situations. Notifies parents of accident or illness; may secure medical care for students in emergency cases if unable to reach parents or emergency contact. Collaborates with administration and staff regarding communicable diseases, infection control, health and safety matters, and implementation of health-related plans on Individualized Health Plans (in IEPs). Assumes responsibility for the care and well-being of students, staff, and others with blood-borne pathogens, and for the establishment of universal precautions and confidentiality guidelines. Establishes and implements effective procedures for mandatory screening programs and makes referrals as necessary. Makes home visits to assist with student health issues with the permission of the Center Director. Develops and implements Center health programs and makes changes based on findings. Instruction: Assists with the development of health education curriculum and provides health education to individuals and groups. Educates faculty and staff on health related topics. Provides health counseling and instruction to individual students. Develops a health management plan and provides case management for students who have specialized health care needs. Consultation: Serves as health liaison between Center, physicians, parents, and the community. Participates in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees and develops Individual Health Plan. Collaborates with other professionals regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP) items. Provides health counseling and safety education for students, parents and staff. Participates in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse. C