SCHOOL NURSE RN- SENSE Charter School

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Indianapolis, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

 

 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The School Nurse provides nursing care in the school setting according to established policies and procedures from both WHS and Learning Well, Inc. Participates in the implementation of the patients overall plan for care in a school setting to meet the educational needs and coordinate healthcare services for the student. The school nurse alters activities/behaviors to reflect and ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e. preschool, school age, and adolescent) and is responsible for staff education of health-related topics.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  •  Proactively contributes to Eskenazi’s mission:  Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County.  Models Eskenazi values
  • Interviews student to obtain required history and accurate assessment
  • Manages walk-in triage of children to identify level of care needed to implement appropriate plan of action; makes accurate patient assessments and assigns a triage priority
  • Case management for students with chronic and special health care needs
  • Initiates diagnostic and therapeutic measures as indicated by appropriate standards and/or protocols
  • Communicates with family members, faculty and school administrator when appropriate
  • Maintains daily log of student visits, as well as documents care provided in the web-based electronic medical record
  • Communicates appropriately with school administration, faculty, LW, parents and adolescent program manager
  • Utilizes existing technology to effectively perform nursing procedures safely and efficiently
  • Adheres to company policies, procedures, and standards while demonstrating a professional and positive image to the public
  • Completes accident/injury form when necessary and informs program manager, Learning Well and school administration of any unusual circumstances, individualized student needs or clinic needs
  • Interprets health care needs of students to school personnel
  • Liaison with local health department to coordinate mandated screenings (i.e. vision, hearing, scoliosis, immunizations)
  • Makes appropriate assessment and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as mandated by law
  • Administer medications in accordance to the school’s policy
  • Develops relationships with mental health agencies to facilitate the sharing of information
  • Follows the LW school-based clinic protocol and is prepared for temporary staff to fill-in as needed
  • Provides nursing care for students with complex health care needs and develops a plan of care

 

 

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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