Primary Purpose:


Implement comprehensive program of health services for campus. Provide health services to students. Promote health education and preventive health practices for students.







Graduate of an accredited professional nursing education program

Valid registered nurse license 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

CPR Certification


Special Knowledge/Skills:


Knowledge of health appraisal to identify student health defects

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Ability to implement policies and procedures




Two years nursing experience, preferably in community health



Major Responsibilities and Duties:


Nursing Services


  1. Provide temporary and emergency care for sick and injured students or staff according to district policy and procedures.
  2. Serve as health advocate for students.
  3. Notify parents of accident or illness and secure medical care for students in emergency cases (if parents or emergency contact cannot be reached).
  4. Coordinate management system to administer medications to students at school. Administer medications according to district policy and procedures.
  5. Perform screening procedures as required by Texas Department of Health, Texas Educational Agency, and district policy. Make referrals as necessary.
  6. Develop and coordinate continuing evaluation of campus health program and make changes based on findings.
  7. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with students’ family, school professionals, governmental and community professionals to optimize school attendance.




  1. Participate in development of campus health education curriculum and provide health education to individuals and groups.
  2. Provide health counseling and instruction to individual students.




  1. Serve as health liaison between school, physicians, parents, and community.
  2. Assess student problems and make appropriate referrals working with students, teachers, parents, and medical and health care professionals as needed.
  3. Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee, crisis team, and school committees.
  4. Participate in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse.
  5. Make home visits to help with student health problems or assist families to optimize school attendance as necessary with permission of principal.
  6. Communicate regularly with principal and health services coordinator regarding health services issues.




  1. Review and evaluate immunization records.
  2. Enforce procedures to ensure proper program administration according to district policy.
  3. Orients, trains, supervises and evaluates clinic paraprofessionals and others involved in the delivery of health services. Assigns and delegates based on the needs of the student.
  4. Shows initiative in anticipating and recognizing needs in the supervision of clinic paraprofessionals and campus training.
  5. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and accurate, updated health records on all students.
  6. Requisition supplies and equipment needed to maintain clinic inventory.
  7. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, Texas Nurse Practice Act, and board policy in health services area.
  8. Report potential health and safety hazards to principal.
  9. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.


Professional Development


  1. Maintain certification in CPR, vision and hearing screening, and as a health screener.
  2. Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  3. Maintain confidentiality.



Supervisory Responsibilities:


Direct the work of assigned nurse aide(s).



Equipment Used:


Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, vision screening equipment, thermoscan, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, and copier.


Working Conditions:


Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases.


The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.