Illinois Professional Educator Licensed School Nurse
The Professional Educator Licensed School Nurse coordinates the school health program including the delivery of services to students. The nurse will provide and/or delegate services including first aid, care for ill students, and emergency care to students and staff; identifies health problems; makes referrals for diagnosis and treatment; maintains appropriate documentation. They will collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to promote a healthy school environment.
Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with School Nurse endorsement
Active Registered Nurse licensure in Illinois
Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing
Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation program completion
IDPH Vision and hearing certification preferred but not required
Prior professional nursing experience in school nursing specialty or related experience in
a school health services capacity preferred
Calendar: School Year – 184 Days
Employee Status: School Nurse and member of the teacher bargaining unit
Reports to: Assistant Principal for Operations
- Demonstrates knowledge and use of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act as it relates to school nurse practice.
- Demonstrates knowledge of and incorporates the standards of practice of a school nurse in Illinois (JCAR) into daily practice
- Demonstrates knowledge of and incorporates the NASN Framework for 21st Century School Nursing Practice into daily practice.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the school nurse’s role in special education with an emphasis on the Special Education Medical Review component of the special education evaluation process in Illinois.
- Provides direct professional nursing care, first aid, illness, and emergency care to students including nursing assessment, identifying health problems, making referrals for diagnosis and treatment, recommending educational accommodations, providing follow-up and evaluation, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
- May delegate direct professional nursing tasks per the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.
- Demonstrates computer literacy and competency with the district’s existing technology.
- Demonstrates knowledge of current legislation, regulations, policies, litigation, and ethical issues related to the provision of health services in the educational setting.
- Demonstrates competency in confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
- Demonstrates effective communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action and meet the health and safety needs of students.
- Maintains a medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
- Maintains and implements a comprehensive school health program.
- Develops and implements communicable disease prevention and control protocols in cooperation with local and state public health agencies and school administration.
- Manages school health records in accordance with Illinois School Student Records Act and IL School Code requirements.
- Advocates for inclusive health-related policies and protocols in compliance with state mandates and current standards of health practices that accommodate students with diverse health needs, including those with chronic conditions or disabilities.
- Participates in student problem-solving teams: weekly LST meetings and special services team meetings as needed.
- Coordinates concussion care, managing the student’s return to learn process following a concussion injury and collaborates with athletic trainers for student athletes.
- Collaborates with certified athletic trainers in management of student injuries.
- Participates in the district concussion protocol team and leads the LHS building team.
- Participates as a crisis team member. Provides crisis intervention for students and staff when sudden illness and/or injury occur.
- Manages and makes recommendations for the health office’s annual budget and critical needs
requests. Collaborates with staff to purchase and maintain health and some OSHA supplies and equipment for the health office and school.
- Advocates for access to healthcare resources and services for all students, regardless of their
- Collaborates with community healthcare providers to enhance access to medical care for students.
- Participates as a resource and specialist in health issues across the school and district environment.
- Provides staff in service programs on health topics as needed.
- Demonstrates professional development by participating as a member of professional school nursing and educational organizations and utilizing continuing education opportunities to enhance professional knowledge in both nursing and education fields.
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; comprehensive benefits package
Application Process: Candidates must complete an online application, which includes a letter of interest, a current resume, three letters of reference, and college/university transcripts. In-district
candidates must complete an online application, which includes a letter of interest and a current resume. Early submission of all required materials is requested. The deadline for a completed application is February 16, 2024.
Apply Here: https://d128.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Visit our website at www.district128.org for application information.
District 128 is an equal-opportunity employer