Community School Health Nurse, Children's School Services, Inc.

Washington, District of Columbia
Dec 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Community Health
Contract Type
Full Time
Providescomprehensive school health nursing services to school-age children in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Interpret students immunization needs. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Rotate between assigned schools. Organize nursing activities for the day. These activities may involve: vision screening, hearing screening, assessment of conditions, and referrals. Appraise and address the needs of the general student population, students with chronic and acute health problems and special education students with multi-handicaps. Perform a variety of selective individual health assessment and initiate the referrals on identified health needs and perform subsequent follow-up.
Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Graduated from an approved school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of Registered Nurse (RN) experience in community health, ambulatory care, school health or other related fields.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Quality of Care

  • Systematically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of school nursing practice.

  • Participate in quality assurance activities, as appropriate.

  • Use the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in school nursing practice, as appropriate.

  • Continuously strive to improve the quality and effectiveness of school health services.
  • Program Management

  • Manage school health services, as appropriate, to the nurse’s education, position and practice environment.

  • Conduct school health needs assessment to identify current health problems and identify the need for new programs.

  • Develop and implement needed health programs using a program planning process.

  • Orient, provide training, document competency, and oversee the practice of Health Technicians, and Nursing Assistants, as appropriate to the school setting.

  • Participate in environmental safety and health activities, e.g., indoor air quality, injury surveillance, and prevention.

  • Adopts and utilizes available technology, as appropriate to the work setting.
  • Health Education

  • Assist students, families, the school staff and community to achieve optimal levels of wellness through appropriately designed and delivered health promotion.

  • Participate in the assessment of needs for health counseling and health instruction needs for the school community.

  • Provide formal health instruction based on sound learning theory, as appropriate to student development levels.

  • Provide individual and group health teaching and counseling for and with students.

  • Act as a resource person to school staff on health promotion activities and materials.

  • Further the application of health promotion principles within all areas of school life, e.g., food service, custodial, etc.
  • Education

  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge and competency in school nursing practice.

  • Acquire knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty practice of school nursing on a regular and ongoing basis.

  • Consistently participate in continuing education activities related to current clinical knowledge practice and professional issues.
  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
  • Program Management

  • Anticipate and responds to needs of others.

  • Follow-up until needs are met.

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.

  • Show respect and sensitivity for cultural/ethnic diversity.

  • Answer phone within 3 rings; identifies self by name and title.
  • Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.

  • Contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Identify and resolves issues, overcoming challenges.

  • Identify new patterns and trends and anticipate impact.
  • Teamwork/ Communication

  • Partner with all team members to achieve.

  • Work effectively with diverse groups.

  • Communicate effectively and constructively.

  • Demonstrate accountability for work.

  • Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.
  • Performance Improvement/ Problem-solving

  • Identify opportunities to improve processes.

  • Plan, organize and prioritize work.

  • Make appropriate decisions, use critical thinking and sound judgment.

  • Organize and use resources effectively.

  • Seek opportunities for professional growth/development.

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers.
  • Cost Management/ Financial Responsibility

  • Manage own time to promote productivity.

  • Use resources efficiently.

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things.

  • Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)


  • Decision and action on behalf of students are determined in an ethical manner.

  • Maintain client confidentiality within the legal, regulatory, and ethical parameters of health and education.

  • Deliver care in a non-judgmental and non-discriminatory manner that is sensitive to student diversity in the school community.

  • Deliver care in a manner that promote and preserve student and family autonomy, dignity and rights.

  • Seek available resources to formulate ethical decisions.

  • Acts as a student and family advocate.
  • Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things