Cape Girardeau Public School DistrictSchool Nurse - Substitute Application Pool

Cape Girardeau Public School District

School Nurse - Substitute Application Pool (131)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleSchool Nurse - Substitute Application Pool
Posting ID131

The school nurse is responsible for assessing the health needs of students; developing emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to parents, teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.


Required Qualifications:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Ability to comply with the code of ethics of the nursing profession and to uphold and implement school rules, state laws, administrative regulations and board policies
  • Ability to provide leadership in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive school health program

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nursing experience with adolescents and related issues
  • AED certification

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with code of ethics of the nursing profession and upholds and implements school rules, state laws, administrative regulations and board policies.
  • Responds to student/staff medical emergencies.
  • Aides in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
  • Complies with written standing orders as approved by the district’s physician consultant.
  • Refers student to appropriate community agencies for health, vision, scoliosis, etc.
  • Screens students for height, weight, vision, scoliosis, and blood pressure according to district guidelines.
  • Updates student health records (perm folder, health card and computer).
  • Monitors student compliance with state immunization laws.
  • Inventories and orders medical supplies.
  • Schedules and attends parent conferences for student health problems.
  • Helps formulate school health policies.
  • Promotes good health habits via individual counseling, classroom discussions, films, posters, and as a resource person.
  • Administers medication and treatments prescribed by physicians in accordance to district policy.
  • Assists in identifying and reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.
  • Contributes to health information presented to special education staffing team.
  • Performs nursing care for children with special health care needs as ordered by physician.
  • Complies with all reasonable oral or written directives of the building principal or other appropriate administrator.
Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date11/01/2016

Job Contact

NameDeena RingTitleDirector, Special Services
Emailringd@capetigers.comPhone(573) 335-1867