Full Time Certified School Nurse – Lake Forest Elementary District 67

School District: Lake Forest Elementary District 67

Location: Lake Forest, IL

Job Type: Full Time

Category: Certified School Nurse with a Professional Educator License-Type 73 Nurse

Description: See below

How to apply: https://www.applitrack.com/lfsd/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?Category=Student+Services&AppliTrackJobId=2959&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Application Deadline: April 30, 2023

District Certified School Nurse Job Description:


Title: District Certified School Nurse Category: Certified Staff
Department: Student Services Union: LFEA 67
Work Year: 181 days plus 10 extra summer days Reports to: School Principal and Executive Director of Special Education
Work Hours: 10 Month, 7.5 Hours/Day Evaluator: School Principal and/or Executive Director of Student Services
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Supervises: NA



The District Certified School Nurse assures safe, high quality health care for students in the school setting from preschool through age 14 to optimize health and wellness and support postsecondary outcomes. The District Certified School Nurse will support the development, implementation and professional learning of nursing procedures and processes across District 67 for all of our nurses.  The District Certified School Nurse will be responsible for conducting special education evaluations for students across the district including conducting vision and hearing screenings, providing CPR training and demonstrating knowledge of applicable laws, district policies and best practices related to special education and student health services in a school setting.  The District Certified School Nurse will complete state reporting for the Illinois State Board of Education and Lake County health Department.   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.



  1. ISBE Professional Educators License with a Type 73 School Nurse Endorsement
  2. A valid license as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois
  3. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in school nursing
  4. Certified trainer in CPR-AED preferred
  5. Illinois Department of Public Health certification in vision and hearing screening is required
  6. Prior professional nursing experience, preferably pediatric, adolescent, community or mental health nursing, and health program management.
  7. Knowledge of Illinois policy related to student health records (ie. Immunization), Health Insurance, Portability, & Accountability Act (HIPAA) & Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)



1.     Develops and administers a coordinated school health program across the District.

2.     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.

3.     Assesses the health and safety needs of the school environment in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines, implementing the Bloodborne Pathogen Control Plan and other interventions as indicated.

4.     Cooperates with local and state public health agencies related to established communicable disease prevention and control programs. Notifies students, families, staff, and as needed the Health Department of outbreaks of communicable illness in a school or community.

5.     Conducts annual vision and hearing screenings. Maintain vision and hearing certification.

6.     Works collaboratively with 1:1 nurses on daily documentation of nursing care, Emergency Care Plans and IHCP, evacuation plans, and confidentiality policies.

7.     Participates in the development of health-related policies and procedures in compliance with state mandates and current health practices.

8.     Manages school health records in accordance with Illinois School Student Records Act, providing efficient retrieval of information and other related archival responsibilities.

9.     Facilitates the development and implementation of an online health procedures handbook for the District and supports the building nurses with implementing the procedures.

10.  Coordinates the 504 and IEP calendar for students with health needs across the district in collaboration with the School Psychologists. Attends and participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in identification, evaluation, and placement of students into special education programs including conducting health histories, creating emergency care plans, writing the health component of the Individualized Education Plan, developing and implementing health related IEP goals and accommodations and completing service logs.

11.  Initiates and manages Section 504 plan or IEP when the primary accommodations/goals for the student are health-related.

12.  Ensures nursing coverage across the buildings and provides backup coverage when needed.

13.  Works with the Executive Director of Special Education to organize and lead school nurse meetings and professional learning including meeting agendas, notes, and follow up activities.

14.  Makes recommendations for the health annual budget.

15.  Completes vision and hearing screenings for all students eligible for special education.

16.  Prepares and submits state reports including immunizations, eye examinations, dental records, etc

17.   Assess the health and safety needs of the school environment in compliance with  OSHA, implementing the Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan and other interventions as indicated.

18.  Coordinates the purchase of health and OSHA related supplies, undesignated medications and equipment as needed for the District.

19.  Participates as a crisis team member and provides crisis intervention for students and staff in the advent of sudden illness or injury.

20.  Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.

21.  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.

22.  Provides care coordination/liaison between home, school, and community health care professionals for students with medically complex needs or chronic health conditions. Help families navigate various health care provider networks to find care for students based on insurance, medical needs, and special health care needs. Help families obtain state aid as needed for insurance needs and other funding for respite for durable medical supplies.

23.  Keeps current in the field of school nursing through professional learning and participation in educational organizations and utilizes continuing education opportunities to enhance professional knowledge in both nursing and education fields.

24.  Teaches First Aid/CPR classes to certify administrators, faculty, and staff and maintains records of completion

25.  Collaborates with DSS department to ensure continuity of services for students, develop and implement procedures across the DSS and health Services and ensure relationships and compliance

26.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal or DSS Administrator



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand.  The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee must possess the ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds such as individuals needing assistance.  Occasionally the employee must use hand/grip strength to operate office equipment such as a wheelchair, a treatment chair, and other equipment in the Health Center.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to withstand long term. This position requires the individual to travel between various buildings.


The physical demands and work environment described 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.