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Job Specification


 SCHOOL NURSE
 
 DEFINITION

 Under direction of a school principal, a physician, or other
 supervisory officer, performs professional nursing activities pursuant
 to a school health program within a school district; does other
 related duties as required.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 Provides assistance to physicians in making medical and physical
 examinations of school children.

 Administers first aid in cases of accident or illness.

 Administers prescribed treatment and ensures that prescribed measures
 are carried out for the correction of special defects.

 Provides assistance to physicians in vaccinations and other
 inoculations.

 Confers with children and parents on need for medical care, and refers
 them to community agencies if needed.

 Administers vision and hearing tests.

 Measures and weighs students.

 Authorizes excuses from school for communicable and other illness.

 Examines children returning after absences for symptoms of diseases.

 Makes inspections of classrooms, lavatories, and other school premises
 to ensure that they are kept in a clean, sanitary condition.

 May give classroom health talks and instructions in the principles of
 personal hygiene, diet, and sanitation.

 Visits homes of school children and gives instructions regarding
 general health and hygiene.

 Obtains family and case histories of children.

 May assist in placing children in hospitals for operations or
 corrective treatment.

 Obtains, stores, safeguards, and makes proper use of medical
 equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Prepares clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports containing
 findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Establishes and maintains records and files.

 May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
 manual recording and information systems used by the agency office or
 related units.

 REQUIREMENTS:

      LICENSE:

      Registration as a Professional Nurse in the State of New Jersey.

      Possession of a valid certificate as School Nurse or eligibility
 for a professional certificate as a School Nurse issued by the NJ
 Department of Education.

      Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid
 in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
 mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 Knowledge of nursing techniques, routine, and methods.

 Knowledge of the handling of varied types of persons at times under
 unusual circumstances or conditions.

 Knowledge of methods useful in seeing that prescribed measures are
 carried out for correction of special physical defects.

 Knowledge of clean and sanitary conditions relating to classrooms,
 lavatories, and other school premises.

 Knowledge of techniques to persuade persons, especially children, to
 observe instructions regarding general health and hygiene.

 Knowledge of proper use and care of medical equipment and materials.

 Knowledge of the establishment and maintenance of records and files.

 Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports
 containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

 Ability to analyze nursing problems, organize assigned work, and
 develop effective work methods.

 Ability to assist physicians in making medical and physical
 examinations of school children.

 Ability to administer first aid in cases of accident or illness, and
 to administer prescribed treatment.

 Ability to work harmoniously with associates, welfare organizations,
 parent-teachers associations, and other organizations and as far as
 possible with the student.

 Ability to obtain, store, safeguard, make proper use of, and care for
 medical equipment, materials, and supplies.

 Ability to maintain records and fields.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
 communication.

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as
 they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable
 accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation
 cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship,
 such persons may not be eligible.

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Job
Spec
Code
VariantState,
Local or
Common
Class of
Service
Work
Week
State
Class
Code
Local
Class
Code
Salary
Range
Note
03120CNNL1900P21-

This job specification is for state and local government use.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.

4/12/1997