RN School Nurse Ward 2 (DC Public Schools)
Washington, DC 
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RN School Nurse Ward 2 (DC Public Schools) (20000045)

DC's children need you! We are seeking public health oriented Registered Nurses with a determination and commitment to improving the lives of children in the DC public school system. Our nurses are front line advocates for children, every single day of the year. Change one child's life and you have changed the world.

The school nursing team provides comprehensive school health nursing services to school-age children in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while also safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions.

As part of a public-private partnership with the District of Columbia's Department of Health (DOH), Children's School Services (through Children's National Hospital oversight) provides on-site nursing services in 120 DC public schools and 70 public charter schools.

The population of the District of Columbia is approximately 600,000 residents, approximately 20% of whom are children.

Our nurses are responsible for:

* Immunizations

* Ongoing expansion of clinical knowledge base

* Rotating between assigned schools as needed/required

* Organizing nursing activities for the day including vision and hearing

screening, clinical assessment of health conditions, and referrals

* Appraising and addressing the needs of the general student

population, students with chronic and acute health problems and

special education students with unique needs

* Performing a variety of selective individual health assessment and

initiate the referrals on identified health needs and perform subsequent

follow-up

Children's National is the leading provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, area. Our team of 7000 employees provides world-class care in a warm and caring environment designed with kids in mind. Children's National is a Magnet designated hospital and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in America by U.S.News and World Report.





Qualifications

Minimum Education
A.A.
BSN

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Graduated from an approved school of nursing. (Required)

Minimum Work Experience
At least one year of LPN or RN experience

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Registered Nurse (RN) experience in community health, ambulatory care, school health or other related fields. (Required)
Registered Nurse (RN) experience in community health, ambulatory care, school health or other related fields. (Preferred)

Required Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse in District of Columbia Upon Hire Req

Functional Accountabilities

Program Management
1. Anticipate and responds to needs of others.
2. Follow-up until needs are met.
3. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.
4. Show respect and sensitivity for cultural/ethnic diversity.
5. Answer phone within 3 rings; identifies self by name and title.

Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change
1. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
2. Contribute to a positive work environment.
3. Identify and resolves issues, overcoming challenges.
4. Identify new patterns and trends and anticipate impact.

Teamwork/ Communication
1. Partner with all team members to achieve.
2. Work effectively with diverse groups.
3. Communicate effectively and constructively .
4. Demonstrate accountability for work.
5. Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.

Performance Improvement/ Problem-solving
1. Identify opportunities to improve processes.
2. Plan, organize and prioritize work.
3. Make appropriate decisions, use critical thinking and sound judgment.
4. Organize and use resources effectively .
5. Seek opportunities for professional growth/development.
6. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers.

Cost Management/ Financial Responsibility
1. Manage own time to promote productivity.
2. Use resources efficiently.
3. Search for less costly ways of doing things.

Quality of Care
1. Systematically evaluate the quality and effectiveness of school nursing practice.
2. Participate in quality assurance activities, as appropriate.
3. Use the results of quality of care activities to initiate changes in school nursing practice, as appropriate.
4. Continuously strive to improve the quality and effectiveness of school health services.

Program Management
1. Manage school health services, as appropriate, to the nurse's education, position and practice environment.
2. Conduct school health needs assessment to identify current health problems and identify the need for new programs.
3. Develop and implement needed health programs using a program planning process.
4. Orient, provide training, document competency, and oversee the practice of Health Technicians, and Nursing Assistants, as appropriate to the school setting.
5. Participate in environmental safety and health activities, e.g., indoor air quality, injury surveillance, and prevention.
6. Adopts and utilizes available technology, as appropriate to the work setting.

Health Education
1. Assist students, families, the school staff and community to achieve optimal levels of wellness through appropriately designed and
2. delivered health promotion.
3. Participate in the assessment of needs for health counseling and health instruction needs for the school community.
4. Provide formal health instruction based on sound learning theory, as appropriate to student development levels.
5. Provide individual and group health teaching and counseling for and with students.
6. Act as a resource person to school staff on health promotion activities and materials.
7. Further the application of health promotion principles within all areas of school life, e.g., food service, custodial, etc.

Education
1. Acquire and maintain current knowledge and competency in school nursing practice.
2. Acquire knowledge and skills appropriate to the specialty practice of school nursing on a regular and ongoing basis.
3. Consistently participate in continuing education activities related to current clinical knowledge practice and professional issues.

Safety
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication 1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving 1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility 1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
Safety 1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance


Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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