Health Office Nurse

Stroudsburg Area School District   Stroudsburg, PA   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on November 7, 2023

Health Office Nurse - Stroudsburg Area

Title: Health Office Nurse - Stroudsburg Area S D
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment: Salary and working conditions in accordance with the collective bargaining
agreement on file.
Employee Group: Support
Location Building
Last Edited On: 03/09/2023 10:46 AM

County: Monroe
Entity: Stroudsburg Area S D
Department: Health Services
Reports To: Principal and Supervising CSN
Supervises: No supervisory duties

To assist the Certified School Nurse (CSN) in addressing, maintaining, and improving student health and the smooth and efficient
operation and provision of school health services.

Abides by applicable federal, state, and local school, school health, and nurse practice laws and regulations, guidelines, mandated programs, district policies, and administrative regulations. Abides by the Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators.

Assists in maintaining comprehensive health records for each registered student and records of school nursing services. Assists in maintaining emergency information for students and staff and keeps records of communications with parents, staff, and ommunity agencies regarding students.

Reviews and monitors students’ immunization status and makes appropriate referrals to up-date immunizations as necessary.

Performs state mandated health and wellness screenings for students.

Provides care for students who are ill or injured. Administers first aid as necessary and contacts parents and members of the medical profession if appropriate.

Assists students with clean-up routines, dressing and toileting.

Assists the physician and dentist with state mandated physical exams to include those for athletes.

Serves as a resource for classroom teachers and the community regarding health and wellness education, growth and maturity, personal hygiene, and dental care.

Provides information and instruction on health topics as required and/or mandated.

Administers medication according to physician orders and school district policies and administrative procedures.

Provides for safe storage of and emergency access to medications and reliable administration and recording of all doses given.

Assumes responsibility for office supply management, counts inventory and stock supplies as needed, and reconciles supply order to receipts and stock.

Assists in the compilation of student health data. Prepares reports as requested for the District.

Participates as requested in committees, programs, and activities relating to student health and wellness including the Student Assistance Program, Child Study Teams, Suicide Prevention, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention, and Smoking Cessation.

Uses assessment skills to identify students at risk for physical or psychosocial problems and communicates these needs to parent/guardian or appropriate school personnel.

Assists families with locating community resources for needed health care. In addition to complying with all mandatory reporting requirements, helps to identify high risk children in need of services.

Assists with training of and sharing of information with staff on recognizing signs of child abuse.

Maintains communication with staff regarding the special, physical and medical needs of students in particular when they may affect behavior, appearance or academic performance, while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Participates as requested in the development of accommodations for students with disabilities and implements all roles and responsibilities assigned to the school nurse. Develops Individualized Health Plans for students as necessary.

Administers preschool-school screening process, including checking immunization, interviewing parents to obtain a child's medical history, beginning a student's medical record, testing vision and hearing, and making appropriate referrals.

Reviews health records of new students and refers to appropriate personnel.
Implements policy on exclusion and re-admission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.

Directs medical emergencies with administration and delegates responsibilities to staff.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Performs in accordance with school policy, administrative regulations, state and federal laws.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level Education Details Req Pref
Bachelors Degree Nursing X

Work Experience
Experience Experience Details Req Pref

Licenses and Certifications
Enter Licenses/Certifications Lic/Certification Details Req Pref
LPN or RN license X

Travel Requirements
Est. Amount Brief Description
5% Travel between district buildings and occasion travel to schools outside of the district

Analytical Demands
Occasional analytical demands. Analysis involves simple comparisons between numbers, letters, etc. (e.g., sorting, tallying, simple tabulating, and the like).

☒ No supervisory duties.

Sensory Abilities
☒ Visual acuity and auditory acuity.
☒ Ability to communicate effectively in all aspects of the job.

☒ Must possess excellent interpersonal skills.
☒ Able to make judgments and work in situations that may be stressful.
☒ Ability to work as a coordinator and a member of a team.
☒ Must be courteous and able to effectively manage job responsibilities.
☒ Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions.
☒ Ability to be respectful and empathetic.

Cognitive Ability
☒ Ability to communicate effectively.
☒ Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately.
☒ Ability to recognize areas of concern and propose or recommend appropriate solutions to problems.
☒ Maintains productive working relationship with immediate supervisor.

Specific Skills
☒ Must possess active listening skills.
☒ Maintains a good attitude toward administration, fellow employees and the public.
☒ Demonstrates the ability to acquire the skill required to operate new and existing software and hardware.
☒ Ability to compose clear, concise sentences and paragraphs.

Workplace Expectations
☒ Promotes a positive team environment through active cooperation with others.
☒ Maintains awareness of the School District’s policies and procedures. Follows the chain of command.
☒ Shows initiative and works with minimal supervision.
☒ Responds appropriately to supervision and direction.
☒ Dresses appropriately for job environment.
☒ Ability to use computer technology efficiently including word processing, presentation/webpage software, PowerPoint and Excel software applications.
☒ Ability to appropriately handle confidential information in accordance with District policies.

Standard ADA Settings
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard ADA Selection
X Office

 Other(to include Physically Demanding Positions)
This factor measures the strength and stamina required in areas such as lifting, standing, and the frequency of doing these as necessary to perform the particular duties of the job.

Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demand Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly Weight
☒ Sitting X

Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Demand Rarely Occasionally Frequently Constantly Weight
☒ Standing 
☒ Walking 
☒ Talking: On the phone; person-toperson, and in groups
☒ Hearing: On the phone; person-toperson, and in groups☒ Vision: Near, midrange, far, peripheral,
depth and color
☒ Driving Requirements (personal vehicle, and/or company vehicle):
☒ Machines or tools used: Computer: 
☒ Machines or tools used: Telephone 
☒ Pushing/Pulling/Lifting(Enter Weight)  25 lbs
The school recognizes that reasonable accommodations must be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability or disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

Working Condition
☒ Subject to inside environmental conditions
☒ May be exposed to hazardous materials, body fluids, or disease