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School Based Nurse (Memphis-Frayser Community)

Description

Responsibilities:  Utilizing a team based model, provides general nursing care to students in a school and/or clinic setting. Collaborates closely with the clinic team in care coordination for students and families.

  • Assures efficient and organized workflow of all tasks associated with providing clinical services to patients. 
  • Fosters good working relationships with school staff and administration
  • Makes presentations at community/school meetings as needed
  • Develops/presents educational materials in individual & group settings
  • Assures clinic compliance with VFC and CLIA regulations.
  • Assures adequate staffing and coordinates duties with other nursing staff as needed.
  • Supports clinical activities in CHS clinic during school closure or as directed by supervisor
  • Assures that clinic supplies are maintained; stocks and orders new supplies and disposes of expired or damaged supplies.
  • Administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with approved nursing techniques under the orders of the physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Prepares equipment and aids provider (e.g. Physician, NP, PA) during treatment and examination of patient.
  • Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of patient.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
  • Documents nursing history and physical assessment for assigned patients.
  • Reviews physician’s orders, lab requests, or follow-up needs with patient.
  • Responds to patient telephone triages.
  • Follows up with patients on lab/test results, including the scheduling of any additional tests.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Education/Experience: TN licensed as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with minimum three years’ practical experience.
  • Math Ability: Ability to perform mathematical calculations for medication and vaccine dosages.
  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
  • Certificates & Licenses:  Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse with State of Tennessee License
  • Physical Demands:  Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

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