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Registered Nurse

Birch Family Services Inc

This is a Full-time position in Flushing, NY posted September 21, 2022.

The School Nurse contributes to the well-being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students by facilitating

positive student responses to normal development; promoting health and safety; intervening with actual and potential

health problems; providing case management services; and actively collaborating with others to build student and family

capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Emergency Services:

• Provides first aid for injuries and acute illness.

• Initiates prompt referral to the appropriate medical facility when more extensive treatment is warranted.

• Administers properly prescribed emergency medication (e.g., Benadryl, epinephrine, glucagon, or insulin).

Health Program:

• Monitors student immunization compliance, notifies parents of discrepancies, and coordinates with the Principal any actions necessary to comply with

state and city mandated immunization policies.

• Assists teachers in presenting health lessons as requested by principal or teacher.

• Provides health counseling for individual students and assists in preparation and deliverance of health and hygiene programs.

• Consults with parents or guardian and/or physician regarding a student’s health.

• Coordinates with public health officials in reporting communicable diseases.

• Reports and follows-up suspected child abuse and neglect to social services authorities.

• Administers prescription and non-prescription medication in accordance with SED requirements and Birch policy and procedures.

• Assists students, parents, and teachers in adapting to various chronic health problems.

• Participates in establishing or revising school and agency policies. Alerts school administrators to health trends and problems.

• Participates in establishing or revising school and agency policies. Alerts school administrators to health trends and problems. Attend team, supervision and school meetings, and any additional meetings, activities or functions the school as designated by the Principal or supervisor. Comply with regulatory requirements and school policy and procedures in all areas, and maintain appropriate learning environments, including clean and organized work and common areas. Maintain appropriate and effective interpersonal relationships with team and department members, parents, other staff, supervisors, administrators, and outside agencies. Demonstrate:

• Open communication, flexibility and the ability to learn and utilize team building strategies

• The ability to self-evaluate, to utilize supervision and problem solve

• The ability to both offer and accept assistance to/from others

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

BA in Nursing, Licensure as a Registered Nurse in NYS, meeting all education, testing and experiential requirements identified by the NYS Office of the Professions

Experience

RN with 2- 4 years related experience.

SKILLS & ABILITIES
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office