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Cedar Rapids Community School District School Nurse (0.8 FTE) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

School Nurse (0.8 FTE) JobID: 12643

  • Position Type:

    Student Support Services/ School Nurse

  • Date Posted:


  • Location:

    Various Locations

  • Date Available:

    2024-2025 School Year

       POSITION OVERVIEW:School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of students. The school nurse’s role is to support student learning by serving as the school’s health professional and as an advocate for the individual student. The school nurse relies on student-centered, evidence-based practice and performance data to inform care.ENDORSEMENTS:Bachelor’s degree required, Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred BS or BA undergraduate degree with relevant nursing experience as a Registered Nurse will also be considered Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Iowa Board of NursingRequires Statement of Professional Recognition from the Board of Educational Examiners before commencement of the position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Essential Duties must be performed on site. Other duties or tasks may be assigned.

  • Adheres to all District, State and Iowa Board of Nursing rules and regulations and practices consistent with the School Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice.

  • Coordinates health services for students at assigned building(s). Position may rotate between schools.

  • Assesses student health concerns, writes and implements Individual Health Plans, Emergency Plans, Evacuation Plans, contributes to student 504 plans, coordinates and ensures the delivery of school health services in assigned building(s).

  • Functions as an active member of a multidisciplinary team to provide health expertise in planning and evaluating support services for students

  • Provides case management and care coordination

  • Manages health office activities, including oversight of Health Secretary responsibilities.

  • Delegates to, trains, and supervises unlicensed personnel performing health procedures. Ensures compliance with district procedures and protocols.

  • Provides anticipatory guidance and health education that emphasizes self-care, wellness activities, personal health practices, and appropriate use of health resources

  • Provides health counseling and guidance to students and their families

  • Provides consultation services including home and community visits

  • Initiates and or coordinates referrals to and/or linkages with health agencies

  • Collaborates with others in the school and surrounding community to improve students' health

  • Works effectively with others to minimize environmental risk factors and promote health and safety within the school setting

  • Assists staff with strategies to support and meet students’ needs and achievement of academic goals.

  • Uses active communication and motivational interviewing skills to build positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and community members.

  • Assists in planning and delivery of social/emotional/behavioral school-wide screening, education and follow up.

  • Maintains appropriate records, documents according to health services procedures.

  • Protects the confidentiality of data.

  • Provides individual and group education to support student development of health literacy skills.

  • Provides BBP training to identified staff with Occupational Exposure.

  • Leads and manages the building emergency medical responders.

  • Meets the Standards of School Nursing Practice and the Iowa Teaching Standards on a consistent basis, including participation in observation, co-planning, and performance review activities.

  • Participates in nurse’s PLC’s, member of the building Tier team(s) and other school or district teams/groups as needed.

  • Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.

  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: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 accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and or EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, or BS or BA degree with relevant nursing experience

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

  • Previous pediatric nursing, school health nursing, or community health nursing experience highly desirable.

    In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include: LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations.

  • Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff.

  • Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students.


  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions.


  • Ability to solve problems effectively using sound nursing judgement.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


  • Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.

  • Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.

  • Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.

  • Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.

  • Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.

  • Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.

  • Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.

  • Has a track record of success.

  • Works with great integrity.


  • Ability to multi task and work effectively in a distracting environment, possibly with frequent interruptions, while being responsive to student and family needs.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.

  • Ability to work under moderate to high levels of stress.

  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

    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 and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.

  • The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.

  • The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.

  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes.

  • The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.


  • 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 varies, but typically not beyond normal voice level.

  • The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday.

  • The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom building including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc.

  • The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but may work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact Linda Noggle, Executive Director of Talent Acquisition, at 319-558-2747.