Full Time Registered95 Nurse – Community Consolidated School District 146

Community Consolidated School District 146 in Tinley/Orland has an opening for a registered nurse at Kruse Education Center (PK-5 enrollment 430 and located in Orland Park).

Summary: Assesses students and staff requiring direct service of a nurse. Provides health care for involved students and is responsible for implementation of required healthcare procedures. Certified PEL preferred.

– Nursing degree (preferred) or diploma and valid License from the State of Illinois to practice as a Registered Nurse.
– A Professional Educator License (PEL) with the Certified School Nurse endorsement from ISBE; or An RN who has successfully completed an online training course specific to special education laws and regulations and students with disabilities approved by ISBE.
– Experience working with children a plus.

Will consider:

  • An RN without the training, however, the candidate must agree to complete the online course offered by ISBE;  OR
  • An RN without the training, however the candidate must pass the School Nurse Content Test #182 offered by the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) within 12 months of hire.

– Observes students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
– Works with teachers and staff on screening students for health defects.
– Administers and keeps records of issuance of medication as prescribed by physicians.
– Assists with parent conferences.
– Maintains liaison between physicians, parents and staff.
– Assists in the development of health care plans and 504 plans for students in need of nursing interventions during the school day.
– Actively participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the evaluation of students being evaluated for placement into special education programs.
– Writes the health component of the IEP Plan as indicated.
– Coordinates the implementation of the plan with parents and teachers.
– Communicates with primary care physician on health needs of individual students as needed.
– Maintains up-to-date cumulative health records, including immunization records on all students requiring nursing intervention.
– Communicates with parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics and other agencies on student health matters.
– Administers first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures and district policy.
Implements board policy on exclusion and re admission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
– Works with teams to train students related to handicap, health and hygiene.
– Assists school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools.
– Works with the staff to provide a safe and secure school environment.
– Participates in screening referral services.
– Maintains the medical alert list, susceptible list and health problems list.
– Works as a team member to meet the needs of inclusion students.
– Assumes responsibility for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an illness, injury or emergency medical issue during school hours.
– Prepares state and local reports (vision, hearing, immunization, dental, etc.)
– Obtains and maintains professional certification for vision, hearing and CPR.
– Keeps an inventory of supplies and equipment needed to maintain nurse’s office.
– Performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of:
– Principles of Nursing in school setting.
– Basic concepts of Education.
– Modern Nursing Practice.
– Modern office equipment including PC and related software.
Ability to:
– Apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
– Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
– Speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally sit, walk or stand.  The employee will occasionally reach forward or above the head more than the average person.  Ability to visit various buildings in the district required.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move and push up to 50 pounds such as students and students in wheelchairs.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance 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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person.  The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being of students.

Start Date:  September, 2022

To apply, visit our website www.district146.org under the Human Resources/Current Openings tabs.