(2) Certified School Nurse – Granite City Community Unit School District #9

The following position(s) may be available for the 2024-2025 school year:
School Nurse(s)
School Nurse Endorsement Preferred

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in writing by 3:30 p.m., Friday, February 09, 2024.

Correspondence should be directed to:
Jim Parker, Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Department Board of Education Office
3200 Maryville Rd.
Granite City, IL 62040
jim.parker@gcsd9.net

Title: Certified School Nurse

JOB GOAL: To coordinate a school health program including the delivery of services to students
in order to enhance health and wellness in the school community. Duties are to be performed in
accordance with standards of professional school nurse practice, district/state board of education policies and procedures and Illinois State law regarding nurse practice.

QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s degree and licensed as a registered nurse in Illinois.
● Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with school nurse endorsement (Type 73).
● Current Health Professional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certified.
● Illinois Certification as a Vision and Hearing Screening technician.
● Computer literacy and competency in use of existing technology.
● Prior professional nursing experience, preferably pediatric, adolescent, community or mental health nursing, and health program management.

REPORTS TO:
● Health Services Coordinator, or as designated by district administration.
● Administrator — Principal, Director of Secondary Education, or as designated by the district.

SUPERVISES:
● Non-Certified Registered Nurses working in the school.
● One to one nurses and other health care providers for students.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordination
● Develops and administers a coordinated school health program.
● Assesses the health and safety needs of the school environment in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, implementing the Blood borne Pathogen Control Plan and other interventions as indicated.
● Follow a communicable disease prevention and control program in cooperation with local and state public health agencies.
● Manages school health records in accordance with Illinois School Student Records Act, providing efficient retrieval of information and other related archival responsibilities.
● Participates and manages health screening programs according to state mandates and guidelines.
● Participates and follows procedures in compliance with state mandates and current health practices.

Teaching
● Available as a resource and specialist in health issues.
● Provide staff in-service programs on health topics including blood borne pathogens and the district exposure control plan and provide health related classroom instruction as needed.

Clinical Practice
● Provides and/or delegates direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness, and emergency care to students and staff including nursing assessment, identifying health problems, making referrals for diagnosis and treatment, recommending educational modifications, providing follow-up and evaluation, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
● Provides health information and counseling for students, parents, and staff.
● Develops a medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
● Supervises and/or provides screening and follow up for deficits in vision, hearing, growth and development, and other physical deficits.
● Maintains accurate medical records and completes required state reports to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
● Develops and implements Individual Healthcare Plans.
● Assist with coordination of health programs in assigned school(s).
● Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
● Collaborates & maintains accurate monthly Medicaid billing for assigned school(s).
● Participates in 504 health assessments & meetings for assigned school(s).
● Attend District Institute Days.
● Other duties as assigned by building Principal/CSN Coordinator/Director Spec Education.

Health Office Management
● Maintains a user friendly and organized health services facility conducive to confidential
communication and services.
● Maintains health and OSHA supplies and equipment as indicated for the health office and school.

Communication
● Maintains communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students.
● Initiates contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
● Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.

Special Education
● Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation, and placement of students into special education programs. Writes the health component of the Individual Education Plan as indicated.
● Recommends modifications of the school program for students who require accommodations due to a health deficit.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Placement on Certified pay scale at a level commensurate with education and school nursing
experience, per Collective Bargaining Agreement and District Policy.

Provision for those not currently holding a School Service Personnel Certificate with a School Nurse
Endorsement:

The District and the Union Agree to the following:
● To allow Registered Nurses (RN) to work in the schools.
● RNs will be represented solely by the Granite City Federation of Teachers, Local 743.
● A 4yr degree RN will receive 90% of the appropriate step on the teacher’s salary schedule.
● A 2yr degree RN will receive 85% of the appropriate step on the teacher’s salary schedule.
● Placement on RN pay scale at a level commensurate with education and outside nursing
experience, per Collective Bargaining Agreement and District Policy.
● District policy will determine the number of outside nursing years that will be accepted.
● A 4yr degree RN will have 2 years to complete and obtain a Type 73 School Nursing PEL.
● A 2yr degree RN will have 4 years to complete and obtain a Type 73 School Nursing PEL.
● As these employees complete the School Nurse Program and receive their PEL or advance their educational level (from an associate degree to bachelor’s degree) they will move to the appropriate salary schedule based on their current step. They will not start over at step 1.
● The district will pay for the lowest, in-state tuition cost of an accredited School Nurse
Endorsement Program (post bachelor’s degree).
● The employee will work 3 years after the completion of the Type 73 School Nursing PEL or reimburse the district any monies paid towards the completion of the program.