International Charter Academy of Georgia
The clinic nurse is responsible for implementing a school health program for the International Charter Academy of Georgia. Responsibilities include selected nursing acts and collaborations with licensed health professionals to implement school health services.
Supervision Received: The clinic RN/LPN reports to the principal for administrative and personnel supervision.
- Must have a valid license to practice as a RN/LPN in Georgia
- Must have a minimum of two years of supervised nursing experience preferable in community health or child health.
- Must maintain current certification in CPR/AED from a recognized provider.
Nursing Service Responsibilities:
- Follows the Georgia School Health Resource Manual recommendations and guidelines and current best practices in school health outlined in the manual.
- Provides medically-prescribed interventions (e.g. p.o. mediations, MDI, nebulizers, glucose monitoring, rectal insillations, and insulin injections) and provides care to all ill children. Maintains daily medication log and appropriate parental permissions and Healthcare Provider Permission in accordance with International Charter Academy of Georgia’s Medication Policy.
- Provides First Aid to students, reports accidents/illness to the principal for review.
- Keeps daily record of student visits, chief complaint, interventions and resolutions in Infinite Campus. Provides interventions in an effort to reduce the number of students who are sent home needlessly.
- Develops a nursing diagnosis and care plan with specific goals and interventions delineating school nursing actions specific to the student needs. Implement plan aimed at improving health and education status (as outlined in the National Association of School Nurses Quality Nursing Interventions in the School Setting: Procedures, Models & Guidelines and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta School Health Resource Manual).
- Coordinates and monitors with the Gwinnett County Health Department state mandates such as immunization record compliance ( GA 3231’s) using GRITS, Eye, Ear, and Dental (EED) screens and forms, and scoliosis screening providing appropriate referral and follow-up.
- Provides ongoing vision and hearing screens (referrals, RTi’s, SST’s, and mass screenings) to students identified as needing assessment with appropriate referral and follow-up.
- Upon appropriate skills evaluation will provide assistance with catheterizations, tube feeding, suctioning, and other procedures required by special education students.
- Will coordinate with the principal to provide an Individualized Healthcare Plan (ICP) as part of the IEP and Section 504 process to help promote inclusion.
- Provides head lice screening, education, intervention, and follow-up according to the ICAGeorgia Guidelines.
- Teaches hygiene, handwashing, and anti-tobacco education. Assist teachers in meeting health education standards.
- Coordinates with the principal to provide employee wellness service such as blood pressure and weight checks for staff. Also coordinates flu shots for staff.
- Coordinates with principal to provide counseling and crisis intervention as needed. Follows the guidelines of the Child Abuse Protocol.
- With school administrators, inspects the school’s physical environment to ensure the promotion of safety and well-being of the students and staff.
Report to Principal
Positions Available: 1
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send (1) a cover letter summarizing skills, experience, and interest. Please indicate if you are seeking part-time and/or full-time employment; (2) resume; and (3) the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without these requirements will be considered incomplete.