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TSD Knoxville - School Nurse - PRN

TSD Knoxville - School Nurse - PRN
Knoxville, TN
Provides excellent medical care for students at Tennessee School for the Deaf. School nursing is a specialized nursing practice that advances the well-being, academic success, lifelong achievement, and overall health of students. School nurses serve as leaders in the school community and oversee all school health policies and programs. School nurses are to provide expertise and oversight of school health services and to promote health education. Because healthy children are successful learners, school nurses advocate for the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of students. Position is PRN, shifts can vary based on clinic needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assess the health needs of TSD students and provide optimum care.
• Teach good health practices to students and the staff working with students.
• Maintain a working knowledge of syndromes impacting deaf and hard of hearing children.
• Provide in-service and other supports to teachers and staff working with challenging or new medical diagnoses.
• Work effectively with professional and para-professional staff for the physical and emotional well-being of TSD students.
• Securely maintain student health information and files to ensure HIPPA and FERPA are followed.
• Manage medications and medication distribution.
• Provide healthcare to students and staff
• Perform health screenings
• Coordinate referrals to private healthcare providers
• Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and community healthcare providers to ensure a healthy school environment
• Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
• Overseeing infection control measures
• Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying, and emergencies that may occur at school
• Overseeing medication administration, health care procedures, and the development of healthcare plans
• Overseeing vision, hearing, body mass index, and mental health screening procedures
• Making decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state laws and professional practice guidance
• Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Committee on Special Education and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team
Benefits include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement pension, 401(k) match, employee assistance program, personal and sick leave (PTO) and more. A full listing of employee benefits can be found here: https://www.tn.gov/hr/employees1/benefits.html
• Required – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) WITH CURRENT ACTIVE Tennessee LPN License and certification.
• Preferred – Registered Nurse (RN) WITH Associates or Bachelors of Science in RN plus current active Tennessee RN license.
• Experience in pediatric or hospital setting preferred
• SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate or above preferred
American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level.
Salary determined based on education and experience
Contact Human Resources
Phone: 865-579-2500
2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920