Student Services/Registered Nurse – Lake Forest High School West Campus

Position Type: Student Services/Registered Nurse

Location: West Campus

Date Available:  08/19/2024

Closing Date: Until Filled

Lake Forest High School West Campus is seeking a 0.8 Nurse (RN).

Description: The Registered Nurse uses clinical knowledge and professional judgment in providing nursing health care to students and staff. The registered nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers and uses early detection to aid in the prevention of illness and disability. In addition, provides office support to the certified school nurse to deliver comprehensive school health services. The Registered Nurse will be on-site supporting Lake Forest High School’s Transition Center which is located at Lake Forest High School West and services Transition Aged students 18-22 years of age.

Qualifications
Education, Experience, and Licensure (required and preferred)

    • Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)
    • Valid Illinois Registered Nurse License
    • Valid CPR/AED Certification
    • Experience working as a registered nurse – preferred

Competencies

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and positive problem solving attitude
    • Comfortable and pleasant demeanor in busy environments
    • Ability to:
      • work under pressure
      • work with speed, attention to detail, consistency, and organization
      • work harmoniously, cooperatively, and effectively with all stakeholders
      • meet deadlines
      • prioritize workflow while working with many individuals
      • work effectively in office and school-based management systems
      • Maintain confidentiality

Essential Functions:

  1. Nursing Care
    • Triages and provides professional nursing care to students and staff in accordance with professional standards, school policies and procedures, and state mandates
    • Implements first aid measures as needed
    • Administers daily and PRN (as needed) medications and nursing care procedures prescribed by the student’s physician
    • Assists certified school nurse with coordinating vision & hearing screenings and other health screenings as directed by supervisor
    • Participates in maintaining and updating cumulative health records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical exams, medical conditions and related archival responsibilities
    • Collaborates with Certified School Nurse to plan and implement school health management protocols for students with chronic health problems, including the administration of medications
    • Disseminates health care plans to teachers through PowerSchool and emails
  1. Communication
    • Communicates with all stakeholders to enhance cooperative action to meet the health and safety needs of students
    • Maintains medical waivers and communicates with Wellness teachers, assistant athletic director, and counselors
    • Collaborates with teachers, LRC case managers, deans, and counselors regarding student behavior and attendance
    • Promotes health education and services to enhance the health and wellness of the school community
    • Records state mandated health records for every student; follow up with parents as needed

III. Organization

    • Documents patient care services in Powerschool
    • Monitors all student files for reported medical conditions, checking entries into PowerSchool and assuring teachers are notified twice per year, once at the beginning of each semester, or anytime there is a change in condition or accommodations
    • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
    • Prepares and maintains all first aid kits
    • Checks AEDs once per month for proper functioning, expiration dates and presence of first aid supplies.
    • Compiles data for statistical purposes
  1. Professional Responsibilities
    • Maintains confidentiality of school matters
    • Develops and maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, and collaborating with peers
    • Stays current regarding state and national regulations for FERPA, physicals, immunizations, and health action plans
    • Models high standards of professionalism in all situations
    • Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter
    • Performs other job related duties as assigned by direct supervisor
    • Adheres to Board of Education policies and procedures

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, and reach. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull, and lift. Repetition motions are required, especially for keyboarding which involves substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and up to 50 pounds frequently. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly subject to inside environmental conditions and is subject to noises associated with both office and educational environments.

Salary: The starting rate for the 2024-2025 SY is $40.17/hour.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates must apply online. Click here to access the online application.

To learn more about Lake Forest School District 67, visit our website at www.lakeforestschools.org.
Any questions about the 0.8 Nurse position should email Peter Kelly (pkelly@lfschools.net)