NYOS Charter School
Job Title: Secondary School Nurse
Reports to: Director of Operations
Service days: 190
NYOS, an acronym for "Not Your Ordinary School", is an open-enrollment PK-12 public charter school with 2 campuses and over 900 students, located in North Austin. At NYOS Charter School, we educate the whole student. We foster a collegial PreK-12 program that challenges each learner with rigorous academics, innovative strategies, and expectations for civic engagement.
NYOS is searching for a School Nurse (RN) to support Fourth Twelfth grades at our Lamar campus. The ideal candidate is self-motivated and comfortable working under minimal supervisionand remains calm and organized. Candidates should possess accountability and strong work ethic and become a model of professional, ethical, and responsible behavior for our students.
- Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program
- Valid registered nurse license (RN) to practice professional nursing in Texas from the State Board of Nurse Examiners
- Certified by Texas Department of Health to conduct vision and hearing screening
- Current CPR/AED Certification
- Two years nursing experience, preferably in community health
- Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health needs
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to implement policies and procedures
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
- Provide direct care utilizing professional assessment skills, the nursing process, and established school health protocols.
- Serve as health advocate for students.
- Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
- Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to state law and district policy and procedures.
- Establish and implement effective procedures for mandatory screening programs. Make referrals as necessary.
- Carryout first aid and emergency procedures for ill and injured students.
- Conduct screening activities including measuring height and weight, testing vision and hearing, and examining spinal cord (scoliosis) and scalp.
- Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings.
- Educate faculty and staff as needed on health related topics.
- Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
- Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals as needed.
- Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees as required.
- Communicate regularly with Principal, school Director of Operations, school counselor, teachers, parents, food services, and other staff regarding health services issues.
- Review, evaluate, and maintain immunization records.
- 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.
- Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
- 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.
- Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
- Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
- Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, and as a health screener.
- Perform other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
- Serve as staff liaison for the Student Health Advisory Committee. Recruit members. Plan and facilitate meetings 3x per year.
- Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information concerning students, parents, staff, and classroom incidents.
- Adhere to ethical and legal standards and model behavior that is professional and responsible.
- Participate in approved professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.
- Follow NYOS standard procedures for communication, interaction, and discipline as outlined in the NYOS Staff Handbook.
- Travel between campuses as required for completion of job duties.
- Follow standardized practices and procedures.
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Assume exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.
Compensation and Benefits:
NYOS offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including:
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Short & Long-term disability
- Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
- 403b and 457b investment plans
- Health Savings Accounts
- 8 days Paid Time Off
- Discounted Health Club Membership
- A culture of continuous learning with opportunities for professional development
Physical abilities include but are not limited to being able to communicate information clearly as well as the ability to see objects at a close range and at a distance, in order to establish and maintain safe and effective working relationships with staff and students.
(Fingerprinting and background checks are mandatory for all applicants)
NYOS Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability, in hiring or providing education or access to benefits of educational services, activities, and programs. The Executive Director has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title IX. The Director of Special Services has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Both can be reached at 12301 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753, 512-583-6967.