Nurse, 2021-2022, (Current Openings) Saint Louis Public Schools Saint Louis Public Schools 59 reviews

Position Title: School Nurse

Payroll/Personnel Type:
10 Month

Reports to
: Manager, Office of Health Services

Position Summary:

Employees in this classification provide patient care to students and staff, community/public health education and promotion, and health related investigations in order to promote wellness in the school setting. This is a mid-level professional classification. Employees perform moderately complex duties with a variety of related tasks. The distinguishing characteristic is to provide direct patient care and education as an independent heath care professional in the school setting. Work is performed with considerable independence in accordance with accepted professional nursing practices and standards. Employees work under the general direction of the Manager of Health Services, a Medical Director, and within the Department of Student Support Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Determine eligibility of students to enroll and attend classes in the school district through verification of immunizations
  • Act as a community health resource regarding routine and specialized health issues and activities in the school setting
  • Assist in the development and implementation of IDEA, 504 reports, and required services
  • Coordinate outreach public health education
  • Assess and attend to personal health needs of students
  • Recommend and/or refers students for further evaluation of health issues or concerns
  • Provide direct care to students, which includes first aid, medical treatments, administers medications, and health screenings
  • Conduct training and educational workshops for students, parents, and staff on health education and promotional topics
  • Conduct regular inspections of the school environment for health and safety concerns
  • Provide case management services to families
  • Network with other school personnel and health care professionals when appropriate
  • Consult with governmental agencies to enhance health and safety practices and activities in the school setting
  • Maintain electronic medical student records for every student enrolled in assigned school
  • Counsel and educate students and families on the importance and necessity of follow-up treatments, disease prevention, and related health problems
  • Counsel staff members regarding personal, physical, and mental health problems
  • Develop student health care plans, as needed
  • Establish goals, evaluate progress, and assist in the development and delivery of student health care plans for medically fragile students
  • Participate in establishing nursing policy to address medical emergencies
  • Maintain knowledge and fully comply with state, local, and school district laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Cooperate with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of students
  • Participate as an active member of the Student Support Services Team with the school counselor and school social worker
  • Submit reports as requested by the Manager of the Office of Health Services, Medical Director, and Executive Director of Student Support Services
  • Submit reports as required by governmental agencies
  • Attend workshops, in-services, and staff meetings scheduled by the Office of Health Services
  • Annually earn a minimum of 25 professional development or continuing education hours
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
  • Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school district’s policy on Evaluation of Personnel

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Previous school nurse experience preferred, but not required
  • Ability to provide professional registered nursing care in a school setting
  • Ability to utilize a variety of reference, descriptive and advisory data and information such as patient records, lab reports, immunization records, service directories, nurse’s handbooks, procedure manuals, and non-routine correspondence
  • Ability to perform mid-level data analysis including the ability to audit, deduce, assess, conclude, and appraise health status of students
  • Ability to apply principles of influence systems such as leading, teaching, directing, planning, coordinating, and controlling
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution
  • Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental and/or subjective criteria, as opposed to criteria that are clearly measurable or verifiable
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull objects and materials of moderate weight, 12 to 20 pounds, such as transporting medical supplies, equipment, educational materials, and movement, transferring, or repositioning of students
  • Tasks could involve the ability to exert moderate, but not constant, physical effort, typically involving some combination of trotting, running, stooping, climbing stairs, kneeling and crouching in order to respond to health emergencies for the performance of health assessments
  • Ability to operate, maneuver, or adjust equipment, machinery or tools such as stethoscopes, nebulizers, thermometers, peak flow meters, suction machines, audiometers, vision charts, balance beam floor scales, computers, printers, copiers, and fax machines
  • Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions such as disease, pathogenic substances, toxic/poisonous agents, disease, or violence
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Understand the role that a school nurse encompasses in health care and education
  • Ability to work inside and outside the school nurse office to help students


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Biology, Health Administration, Health Services, Social Work, or related health field (required)
  • Will consider RN currently enrolled in a BSN program
  • Current Missouri Professional Registered Nurse License (required)

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body
  • Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Work is routinely performed in a typical interior/office environment
  • Very limited or no exposure to physical risk


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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