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School Nurse - Registered Nurse/RN - Plymouth

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:JOB SUMMARY
Facilitates and strengthens and the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to the learning process for the individual child.Why Saint Joseph Health System?Saint Joseph Health System is a not-for-profit, multi-hospital health system located in North Central Indiana.Our system includes:--- 254-bed acute-care hospital at the Mishawaka Medical Center--- 58-bed acute-care hospital at the Plymouth Medical Center--- More than 85 providers in the Saint Joseph Physician NetworkWhat we offer:--- Benefits first day of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, PTO, life, STD/LTD)--- Competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental and vision coverage--- Retirement savings account with employer match--- Generous paid time off programs--- Employee referral incentive program--- Tuition/professional development reimbursement--- Nursing Scholarship opportunitiesJOB DUTIES

  • Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
  • Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.
  • Promotes and protects the optimal health status of children by providing health assessments and develops and implements health plans.
  • Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate health needs of the students.
  • Participates as the health team specialist on the child education evaluation team to develop the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
  • Participates in home visits (not to be done alone) to assess the family's needs as related to the child's heath.
  • Develops procedures and provides for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances.
  • Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventative immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting contagious diseases.
  • Assists with health education of the students and staff at designated schools. Provides leadership and/or support for wellness programs.
  • Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison between SJHS, school and community. Serves as a resource person for promoting health careers.
  • Engages in research and evaluation of SHS acting as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.
  • Assists in formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school.
  • Prepares reports and other documents as required or assigned. Attends staff meetings.
  • Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIESEducation: Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing ADN, Diploma, or BSN. Bachelors preferred.Licensure: RN Indiana license.Experience: 3 years nursing experience in a school setting is preferred.Other Job Requirements: Ability to communicate appropriately with students, parents, school staff, and SHS staff is required. Demonstration of interpersonal skills necessary for communication with media, visitors, and community partnership representatives required.Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , School Nurse - Registered Nurse/RN - Plymouth, Healthcare , Mishawaka, Indiana

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