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School Nurse Practitioner - Great Benefits at Interim HealthCare

School Nurse Practitioner - Great Benefits

Interim HealthCare Severn, MD (On Site) Full-Time
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General Purpose:

The School Nurse Practitioner (SNP) is a registered nurse with advanced preparation, who provides for the health care of preschool children, school-age children and adolescents within the school setting. The SNP exercises independent and interdependent decision-making with direct accountability for clinical judgment, working in association with and under the sponsorship of a licensed physician.  The SNP may perform acts of diagnosis and treatment in accordance with protocols established between the SNP, School Health officials and supervising physician, as allowable under state law/practice acts.

Essential Functions:

  • Elicits a comprehensive health history from the patient and/or parents and caregivers, to reflect physical and emotional health, developmental/social well-being and immunization status.
  • Performs health screens, physical exams, and age-appropriate developmental evaluations.
  • Orders and/or performs pertinent diagnostic tests.
  • Analyzes health history and interprets other data collected to determine health status and care needs. 
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and modifies care plans, as needed, in collaboration with the client, family, school, physician, and community as applicable.
  • Records all pertinent data.
  • Manages acute and emergency health problems in the school context and coordinates services needed for optimal health, safety and learning.
  • Participates in the implementation of a planned health education curriculum in the schools.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (“PHI”) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities.  Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse with active advance practice license in the state(s) in which he/she is employed.
  • Currently certified as a School Nurse Practitioner by the ANA, or other national accrediting board.
  • One (1) year experience as a Certified School Nurse Practitioner within the last five (5) years or as required by contracted employer.
  • Able to provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training to include adults, infants and children.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:  

  • Able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff, children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Able to work autonomously and effectively in an interdisciplinary model.
  • Able to demonstrate basic understanding of computers and workplace software.
  • Evidence of malpractice insurance with professional liability coverage of at least $100,000 per claim with a minimum annual aggregate of at least $200,000 from an authorized insurer under the law (as required by the State).
  • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:  

  • Work is performed in school settings.
  • Ability to physically stretch, reach, bend, stoop, twist, sit, stand, walk and climb stairs.
  • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing and the ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Light to medium physical activity that may require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

Recommended Skills

  • Basic Life Support
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Works
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Health Care
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