Senior Public Health Nurse (School Health) 12-month
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $6,000 sign on bonus.
10 openings available.
Internal Number: multiple
THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $6,000 Sign on bonus.
**NOTE**: As of 5/18/2022, the minimum requirements in this announcement has been updated per State guidelines. The full specifications for this role may be referenced here: https://oshr.nc.gov/media/4675/open GENERAL DESCRIPTION This Senior Public Health Nurse position is employed as a school nurse in the School Health Program. Responsibilities for the school health nurse include assessment, planning, and evaluating nursing interventions for students with chronic health conditions. Provides direct care and facilitates the practice components of case management. Provides instruction to students, school staff, and families regarding health issues and skilled procedures. Independently evaluates students presenting with health problems or concerns, arranges for appropriate care coordination and referral for students with health problems. Develops individual care plans for students with chronic or life-threatening medical conditions; instructs and monitors for safe medication administration. This Senior Public Health Nurse (School Health Nurse) practices in school settings and strategically collaborates with school district staff to increase the district’s capacity to address student health. May be required to provide nursing services and health support in Public Health Medical Division clinics, programs, and community response programs.
THIS IS A FULL-TIME, 12-MONTH POSITION. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Must be able to work independently and make sound nursing judgments in a variety of complex health situations. • Must have the ability to record the services rendered accurately and interpret and explain records, reports, and medical instructions. • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and one year of professional nursing experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Requires license to practice as Registered Nurse in NC by NC Board of Nursing; General Statutes of NC, Chapter 90, Article 9.
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