Resource Nurses provide overall school health programs in an assigned group of schools and provide functional supervision of Health Clinic Specialists working in school clinics. Employees in these positions ensure that school health programs meet the standards of the Virginia Department of Health, Department of Education, and the State Nursing Board. Employees provide in-service training and develop and implement procedures for school clinic operations.
The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
• Provides functional direction over Health Clinic Specialists at schools; provides instructions and guidance regarding proper procedures and protocols; response to inquiries regarding health matters and appropriate actions to be taken; and periodically visits elementary and secondary school clinics to assess onsite operations.
• Participates in the overall planning of school health programs.
• Prepares parent referrals of students to physicians, social services, hospitals, and other health services.
• Confers with and advises school administrators regarding student health issues including student medical concerns, parent medical concerns, health emergency procedures, and special education needs.
• Prepares and evaluates health care plans for students, as needed.
• Develops and delivers health/medical training courses for Health Clinic Specialists, bus drivers, food service staff, administrators, and others.
• Provides support for clinic staff as needed and appropriate and as requested by the Supervisor of Student Health Services.
• Stays current on pupil accounting laws and changes in enrollment/registration requirements at the state and local level.
• Communicates with the Supervisor and Specialist of Student Health Services regarding staff and student updates and health needs at schools.
• Participates in the Medicare billing process.
• Participates as a member of the IEP team and 504 committees.
• Collaborates with parents, medical providers, and LCPS staff to manage health issues safely and appropriately at school.
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in nursing and experience as a registered nurse.
• Licensed as a professional nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• Experience in the field of nursing and health care, particularly nursing care related to school-aged children
• Ability to plan, develop, and implement effective school health programs; to direct and supervise the activities of school-based Health Clinic Specialists; to keep abreast of changes in nursing practices in the field; to deal effectively with students with health or medical concerns; and to work cooperatively with others, including administrators and parents
• Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or bend and may be required to lift up to approximately 50 pounds by themselves or through assistance.