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School Nurse, Summer Program
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Schenectady NY, Latham NY, Altamont NY


Summary:  Provides health care services to students by performing the following duties. Full-time and part-time opportunities are available. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

♣  Plans school health program, in cooperation with senior nurse and school administrative personnel.

♣  Facilitates learning through the promotion of wellness.

♣  Participates in health assessments and reviews findings to evaluate health status of students and progress of program.

♣  Notifies families when students need physical examinations and assists in locating health resources

♣  May instruct classes in subjects such as childcare and first aid and implements nursing policies to meet emergencies.

♣  Cooperates with school personnel in identifying and meeting social, emotional, and physical needs of special education school children.

♣  Administers first aid, and maintains health records of students.

♣  Counsels students in good health habits.

♣  Assists in ordering first aid equipment and supplies.

♣  Assists in reviewing nursing policies and procedures with the Nurse Supervisor.

♣  Gathers medical information from health professionals treating students.

♣  Serves as a medical resource for students, staff and families.

♣  Compiles cumulative health records on students.

♣  Writes individualized Health Care Plans for students.

♣  Assists in the review of immunization records to assure compliance with NYS Law.

♣  Contacts families in event of accident or illnesses occurring at school and assists in follow-up.

♣  Transports students when medically necessary.

♣  Maintains daily log book on absences and pertinent health information.

♣  Performs height, weight, vision and scoliosis screening for students and assists families with necessary follow-up action.

♣  Ensures medication and treatments are administered according to policies and are in compliance with the NYS Nurse Practice Act.

♣  Administers first aid to and school students, staff.

♣ Assures continuity of health care between school and WSEP programs.

♣  All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate's degree in Applied Science in Nursing (A. A.) or equivalent from a regionally accredited two-year college or nursing school.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general medical periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, families, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

Word processing, E-mail

Certificates and Licenses: 

NYS License as a Registered Professional Nurse

Supervisory Responsibilities:

There are no supervisory responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Requirements:

A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Must have daily access to their own vehicle and drive our students when the program requires it.

Required to complete, pass, and use CALM training, provided by the school, which includes de-escalation strategies and approved protective holds and movements for students.


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