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School Medical Professional

Job Summary:

The School Medical Professional fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by providing general organizational support within the framework of the school’s philosophy, organization, and policies. The School Nurse is responsible for implementing the assigned school health program in a way that is best suited to the school. The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.

Reports To:
Principal
  • Academics
  • Anywhere
Primary Responsibilities:

Nursing Services

1.     Support and uphold the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school.

2.     Communicate with faculty/staff to assist in coordinating the health/medication aspects of retreats, field trips and offsite school related events, and ensure that students’ medications are stored and administered properly.

3.     Abide by the Confidentiality Policy set forth in the CRJ Employee Handbook. Supports the principal in the preparation of documents, reports, and correspondence.

4.     Maintain current and accurate records according to school policy.

5.     Assume responsibility for management and planning for acute, chronic, and emergency health problems, including appropriate referral and follow-through.

6.     Provide relevant counseling and guidance to assist children and parents in assuming responsibility for health maintenance of the student in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

7.     Assist in communicable disease control through implementation of programs for student immunizations, management of suspected and diagnosed infectious disease.

8.     Initiate referral and follow-up on relevant health needs of the students, and make appropriate interpretation and distribution of health information.

9.     Coordinate health screenings as required by Texas State Law and see that follow-up care for the students is provided by their parents.

10.Allocate appropriate job functions and assume responsibility for supervision of school staff or substitute nurses/ medical professionals.

11.Meet staff development guidelines as set forth by the Network and Diocese administration.

12.Demonstrate professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.

13.Maintain a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff.

14.Provide direct care utilizing professional assessment skills and established school health protocols.

15.Serve as a health advocate for students.

16.Notify parents of accident or illness, and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).

17.Utilize School Mint management system to administer medications to students at school, and administer medications according to Archdiocesan policy and procedures.

18.Implement effective procedures for mandatory screening programs, and make referrals as necessary.

19.Coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program, and make changes based on findings.

20.Participate in development of campus health education curriculum, and provide health education to individuals and groups.

Consultation

21.Educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics.

22.Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.

23. Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.

24.Assess student problems, and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals as needed.

25. Participate in Admissions Review Committee, crisis team, and school committees, and develop Individual Care Plans.

26. Collaborate with other professionals regarding implementation of health-related 504 Accommodation Plan items.

27.Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.

28. Communicate regularly with principal, school counselor, teachers, parents, food services, and other staff regarding health services issues.

Administration

29.Review, evaluate and maintain immunization records.

30. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.

31. Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.

32. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in health services area.

33. Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.

34.Comply with all Archdiocesan, Cristo Rey Jesuit Network, and campus routines and regulations.

Professional Development

35.Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, as a health screener and CPR Instructor.

36.Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.

37.Serve as a professional representative of the principal and school.

38.Communicate effectively with those in the school community.

39.Collaborate with peers to enhance the work environment and support the school.

Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Certified Medical Assistant, CMA, in the state of Texas under the clinical supervision of a School Nurse Consultant
  • Obtain Certification for CPR/AED, a state vision, hearing, and spinal (If necessary, can acquire after hire).
  • Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct vision and hearing screening (If necessary, can acquire after hire)
  • Valid CPR/First Aid Healthcare Provider Certification
  • 3 years experience as medical professional, preferably in school nursing and/or community health
Application Materials:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Caitlin Weber at cweber@cristoreyjesuit.org

To apply for this job email your details to cweber@cristoreyjesuit.org

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