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||Waukegan,, IL United States
|| Education and Library, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Other
Certified School Nurse|
Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 is looking for a School Nurse who is directly responsible to the Coordinator of School Health Services who is directly responsible to the Chief Academic Officer.
Responsibilities: (1) To serve as a consultant to school personnel on matters involving the health of pupils; (2) Promote an awareness of the health needs of pupils; (3) Provide direct services to children who require immediate medical care; (4) Attempt to prevent the spread of communicable diseases within the school environment; (5) To refer children to appropriate sources for medical diagnosis and treatment; (6) Participate in the formation of policies and procedures for the school health program; (7) Work with various groups that have an interest in the health of public school children; (8) Maintain lines of communication with medical doctors who are treating children who have medical problems and/or special health needs; (9) In-service all staff annually and as needed on Universal Precautions; (10) Be an active participate of Pupil Personnel Staff; (11) Complete a Health History for students having a complete case study evaluation and a Health History Update for students due for their 3 year evaluations; (12) Provide support and guidance to pupils who have chronic and/or serious health problems in order to help the pupils adjust to the school environment; (13) Assume a leadership role in the identification of those students with health needs that interfere with effective learning by uncovering health problems through observation, interviews and analysis of records; (14) Educate teachers and other school personnel to recognize and report health problems; (15) Hold conferences, formal and informal, with teachers and other school personnel to help them learn to appropriately manage children who have health problems; (16) Serve as a resource person in the area of health education to teachers and other personnel; (17) Teach pupils, directly and indirectly, about personal health procedures and habits; (18) Promote compliance with the laws of the State of Illinois that pertain to physical examinations, immunizations, and other health matters; (19) Make referrals for students who have failed Vision and/or Hearing screening and to follow-up with parents who need assistance; (20) Scoliosis screening and referral; (21) Maintain health records for each pupil; (22) Make home calls to obtain necessary information, inform parents of health problems, and promote parental cooperation; (23) Survey the school environment for safety hazards and poor sanitary conditions and report undesirable conditions to the principal; (24) Participate in efforts to control communicable disease; (25) Explain the scope of school health services to new staff; (26) Perform such duties as may be assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications: Valid Illinois Nursing License and ISBE Type 73 Certification preferred
Salary: Per Teacher Contract
Application Deadline: Candidates must submit an online application. Position open until filled.
Who We Are:
Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 serves nearly 17,000 students in preschool through grade 12 and is located halfway between Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan. The District has 1 early learning center, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and a high school program divided between two 9th – 12 th grade campuses. The District encompasses portions of Waukegan, Beach Park and Park City.
Why We Do This Work:
The Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 has set an ambitious agenda for change, guided by the belief that all children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels and academic gaps can and will be eliminated with the support of teachers who deliver engaging, relevant, and academically rigorous instruction that excites students and instills a love of learning in them.
Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 offers employment opportunities
without regard to age, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, marital or military/veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, parental status, genetics or disability.