Graves County SchoolsSubstitute School Nurse

Graves County Schools

Substitute School Nurse (45)

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Job Details

TitleSubstitute School Nurse
Posting ID45


CLASS TITLE:  School Nurse



Temporarily replace the normally assigned school nurse to provide health care services (as defined by KRS 156.501 and KRS 156.502). Administer first aid according to established procedures; conduct a variety of health screenings; prepare and maintain accurate student medical records.


  1. Administer first aid or nursing care for accidents, seizures, preventive medicine and other education-related medical problems; provide CPR and first aid to school employees as needed.
  2. Conduct height, weight, vision, hearing, scoliosis and other health screenings as required; provide screening for head lice and observe students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
  3. Refer students to appropriate personnel, resources or clinics and follow-ups as necessary.
  4. Maintain health records and medical logs; update immunization and student records as needed; prepare and submit periodical medical reports for appropriate organizations or district personnel and assure compliance with established laws and regulations.
  5. Dispense and retain medication and perform medical treatment in accordance with physician’s instructions within district guidelines.
  6. Communicate with various community health agencies and civic organization to exchange information, coordinate activities and obtain student needs such as medication, glasses, hearing aids and clothing as needed.
  7. Conduct training for students, parents and school staff as required.
  8. Provide information and make recommendations to principals, substitutes, teachers and parents regarding health issues of students and school health program needs, develop programs to meet school health needs.
  9. Make home visits as required; authorize re-admission to school.
  10. Maintain stock of first aid supplies; assure medical equipment is in proper working condition; order supplies and equipment as needed.
  11. Participate in screening for health defects and sanitary conditions in schools.
  12. Maintain current knowledge of medical advances and information, public health issues and treatment procedures.
  13. Punctual and regular in attendance.
  14. Perform related duties and assigned.



Knowledge of:

  1. First aid, CPR and nursing practices and procedures.
  2. Various health-screening practices procedures and techniques.
  3. Oral and written communication skills.
  4. Record-keeping techniques.
  5. Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
  6. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  7. Health and safety regulations.
  8. Contagious diseases.


  1. Administer first aid according to established procedures.
  2. Conduct variety of health screenings.
  3. Prepare and maintain accurate student medical records.
  4. Make referrals and perform follow-up.
  5. Maintain medical equipment in proper working condition.
  6. Understand and follow written prescriptions.
  7. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  8. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  9. Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
  10. Complete work with many interruptions.
  11. Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  12. Observe health and safety regulations.


Any combination equivalent to: graduation as a current Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse or APRN license, CPR certification and one year comprehensive nursing experience. 

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$13.97 / Per Hour
LocationGraves County School District

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/01/2017

Job Contact

NameSarah WilsonTitleDistrict Head Nurse