Saturday, 30 January 2016

School Nurse

Prestigious school in Nyeri looking for School Nurse 

A. Role:


The school nurse is a registered professional certified nurse working in the school setting who strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children.

The major focus of school nursing services is the prevention of illness and disability, and the early detection and correction of health problems.  

The school nurse should be uniquely qualified in preventive health, health assessment, and referral procedures.
 
B. Qualifications:
  • Possession of a current license to practice professional nursing.
  • Three year's experience as a professional registered nurse.
  • Certification as required by the Department of Education.
C. Functions:
  • Provide health assessments.
  1. Obtains a health and developmental history.
  2. Screens and evaluates findings for deficits in vision, hearing, scoliosis, growth, etc.
  3. Observes the child for development and health patterns in making a nursing assessment and nursing diagnosis.
  4. Identifies health findings, which do not fall within the normal range.
  5. ssists with physical examinations when conducted in the school.
  • Develops and implements a health plan.
  1. Interprets the health status of pupils to school personnel.
  2. Initiates referrals to parents, school personnel and community health resources for intervention, remediation, and follow through.
  3. Provides ongoing health information to pupils, parents, school personnel and health agencies.        
  4. Recommends and helps to implement modifications of school programs to meet students' health needs.        
  5. Utilizes existing health resources to provide appropriate care of pupils.
  • Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students.
  • Participates as the health specialist on the child education evaluation team.
  • Plans and implements school health management protocols for the child with chronic health problems, including the administration of medication.
  • Develops procedures and provides for crises intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventive immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting of contagious diseases.
  • Recommends provisions for a school environment conducive to learning.
  • Provides information on health.
  1. Provides health information to assist students and families in making health-related decisions.
  2. Participates in health education directly and indirectly for the improvement of health by teaching persons to become more assertive health consumers and to assume greater responsibility for their own health.        
  3. Provides information to adolescents concerning health problems in order to encourage responsible decision-making practices.
  4. Serves as a resource person to the classroom teacher and administrator in health instruction and as a member of the health curriculum development committees.
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison person between the home, school, and community.
  • Acts as a resource person in promoting health careers.
  • Engages in research and evaluation of school health services to act as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
  • Assists in the formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school unit.
D. Administration:
  • Is responsible for maintaining and updating cumulative health records.
  • Helps develop/revise school health policies, procedures and standing orders.
  • Assists in preparing the budget for school health supplies.
  • Reviews, revises and implements emergency policies, including in-service health and safety programs for personnel.
  • Organizes, instructs, and supervises school health volunteers or assistants.
  • Reports regularly in writing to the principal and director on school health activities.
  • Implements the school medication policy and procedure.
E. Coordination:
  • Interprets school health services to school personnel.
  • Plans, implements, and supervises school health screening programs in accordance with state and district r requirements and recommendations.  Provides follow-up services when indicated.
  • Interprets appraisal findings, and helps students and parents accept responsibility for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Serves as a health liaison between school, home, and the community.
  • Encourages parents to maintain current immunization protection as recommended by the Ministry of Health.
  • Participates in the health aspects of school pre-registration.
  • Helps school personnel recognize departures from appropriate behavior and growth patterns; helps students and staff adjust student programs when necessary to accommodate health needs of students.
  • Serves as a resource person to school personnel.
Contact: gkjeri@gmail.com cc Wangeci@dpiprintz.com 


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