Job Summary - Under administrative supervision, the School Nurse is responsible for carrying out all applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania School Health Acts. Duties include advising school principals in the planning and organization of school health programs; arranging for special tests, examinations, and immunization programs; maintaining comprehensive health records for each student; assisting in the interpretation of health needs to students, parents, and teachers; assisting families in the use of community health resources; caring for emergency illnesses and injuries; maintaining school nursing services records; and performing related work as require
Present a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university or a letter from a college official stating that all course work leading to the degree will be completed within 90 days from the date of application.**
Present a Pennsylvania Registered Professional Nurse License or, if this license is currently being applied for, a letter from a college official or a state reciprocity officer which so indicates (or, in those cases where the license has not been presented, it must be presented at the time of appointment).**
One year of full-time, paid, post BSN, professional nursing experience.
Possess or be immediately eligible for a Pennsylvania School Nurse (Educational Specialist I) Certificate at the time of appointment.*
*PLEASE NOTE: Each candidate must be immediately eligible for a Pennsylvania School Nurse (Educational Specialist I) Certificate. Every candidate must be enrolled in a Pennsylvania School Nurse Certificate Program at the time of their appointment and during the tenure of his/her employment until completion of the certification program. The emergency certification under which these candidates will work must be renewed at the end of each year for the following year. In order to renew the emergency certificate, school nurses must complete at least 9 credits in the certification program during each school year.
**PLEASE NOTE: The School District offers prior experience salary upgrades for full-time, full years of satisfactory nursing experience. In order to claim prior experience qualified applicants will be required to submit prior experience forms during an on-boarding session.
Scope of Exam
Eligible candidates will be required to take and pass all of the following examination components in order to be considered qualified for this position: