(2) Full Time Elementary Building Nurse – Park Ridge Niles District 64

Park Ridge Niles-District 64 has two full-time elementary (K-5) building nurse (non-CSN) openings for the 2024-2025 school year.  One elementary building has about 435 students, the other has about 580 students.  We have full time nurses in each building and a robust list of nursing substitutes, many of whom assist us with yearly vision/hearing screening. We also have floating nurse lunch coverage subs daily.  Please apply to join our fantastic nursing department!

Apply online at https://www.applitrack.com/d64/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Pupil+Services&AppliTrackJobId=2557&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Application open until positions are filled.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Building Nurse (Full-Time)

REPORTS TO:  District Nurse / Building Administrator

The primary role of the Building Nurse in School District 64 is to be a health advocate for children.  The scope of responsibility includes evaluating individual students for injury, illness, health and disease, and making the appropriate determination for follow up.  The Building Nurse position requires professional manners in dealing with the parent/teacher/student clientele which conveys personal respect and confidentiality and inspires confidence.

Qualifications: Active IL Nursing Licensure Required/CPR Certification


Provides health service:

  • Identifies the medical/health concerns of individual students and staff and reports to parent and/or Nursing Service Program Facilitator.
  • Administers first aid in accordance with current guidelines for students and staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for emergency care of student/staff in case of illness or injury, and notifies Nursing Service Program Facilitator as necessary.
  • Plans and participates in school screenings for vision, and hearing; evaluates findings and provides follow up direction and/or referral.
  • Administers student medication and monitors self-administration of student medication, and maintains daily log for permanent record.
  • Administers student treatments/feeding per physician orders.
  • Reports suspected child abuse/neglect to DCFS and principal.
  • Willingness to be trained by IDPH to become a certified vision/hearing screener.
  • Prepare for and attend outdoor education trips.
  • Participates as needed on a multidisciplinary team to interpret medical information and to develop IEP/IHP/504 plans accordingly.
  • Determines health needs to be addressed relevant to classroom functioning; works with staff to accommodate needs of medically complex students in the classroom; communicates/networks with parent, physician, school staff; establishes interventions by appropriate personnel to facilitate student academic success; provides follow up monitoring and modification of program as needed.
  • Provides health information, training and counseling for students, staff and families
  • Attends Support Service/Pupil Service Team meetings.
  • Provides office staff/lunch program training emergency treatment/procedures, if applicable.

Maintains Health Records:

  • Maintains individual student health records and data.
  • Utilizes technology (SNAP, Powerschool, Google) to perform clerical duties.
  • Compiles data and submits state statistical reports.
  • Monitors and reports contagious/communicable disease.
  • Monitors student attendance to identify concerns.
  • Submit Medicaid billing.

Provides environmental health:

  • Uses health office opportunities with students to teach health promotion/disease prevention.
  • Maintains health office inventory of supplies; maintains clean, safe environment.
  • Teaches Universal Precautions to students/staff as needed.
  • Daily building AED oversight.
  • Participate on the building crisis team.

Communication Skills:

  • Maintains open communication with the Nursing Service Program Facilitator, principal, staff, and parents, as indicated.
  • Prepares clear written and verbal direction to substitutes in the health office.
  • When office clerical staff members are occupied and the nurse is not providing urgent medical care, will function as a member of the school office team (i.e.  welcome and assist visitors; answer phones).
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health issues.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Administration of medication and medical treatments.
  • Formulation of individualized health care plans and emergency plan; review and implement emergency healthcare plans.
  • Assistance with screening programs, state health surveys and follow up
  • Attendance on field trip as necessary
  • Additional nursing duties as assigned by nursing services program facilitator or administration.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time.)

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is occasionally required to sit and/or use hands/fingers to handle or touch controls.  The employee is frequently required to talk and/or hear and regularly needs to stand and or walk.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds while performing Nurse duties. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: (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.)

  • The work environment is that of a school.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to noisy.