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School Nurse

Kannapolis, North Carolina
Job Type
3 Aug 2022
Hours: Part Time and Full Time following the ten month calendar school year

Hiring Range: $30.00 - $31.00/hour

School Nurse Hiring Bonus! Join our growing team and earn $5,000 in SIGN-ON BONUSES! (part time hours will be prorated depending on number of hours worked)

Join our School Health Department and earn a $2,500 sign-on bonus plus an additional $2,500 at the end of the 2 school year. Don't miss your chance to work in the schools to keep our students healthy! (part time hours will be prorated depending on number of hours worked)

CHA requires employees to be up to date on all vaccines, including flu and COVID vaccines, and provides vaccination for staff. Vaccines must be up to date, or you must be willing to update them upon hire.

The school nurse functions independently and must demonstrate autonomy in decision-making and practice. The school nurse assumes the roles of provider of student health care, planner and coordinator of the school health program at assigned school(s). This is a 204 days/year, 40 hours/week, salaried position following the school calendar.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provides illness, injury assessment, planning, interventions and follow-up
  • Provides identification, assessment, planning, interviewing and evaluation of student health concerns
  • Maintains, evaluates and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate individual needs of students
  • Facilitates health promotion and disease prevention education and activities in the school setting
  • Provides case management for students with complex health needs
  • Initiates referrals to parents, school staff and, community and facilitates follow-up for secured care
  • Serves as liaison between school/home and communities
Education/Experience: One of the following must be met:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): Graduation from a four-year college or university with a B.S. Degree in Nursing which includes a Public Health Nursing rotation. Minimum of 3 years nursing experience.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN): Graduation from an associate degree program for nursing. Minimum of 3 years of relevant nursing experience required. ADN prepared nurses must provide proof of enrollment in a BSN program within two (2) years from their first date of employment.
Experience in school health, public health, home health, emergency department or pediatrics preferred.

Additional Requirement: School Nurses are required to obtain National Certification in School Nursing within three years of employment. ADN prepared nurses are required to obtain a BSN and the NCSN within five (5) years from their first date of employment.

License: A valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina. Current CPR certification.

  • General knowledge of and skill in the application of nursing theory, practices, principles and techniques employed in the field of public health and related programs
  • Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply the principles and practices of public health, working knowledge of current social and economic problems relating to healthcare, working knowledge of available resources and organizations
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others and to exercise good judgement in appraising situations and making decisions
  • Accurately record services rendered and to interpret and explain records, reports and medical instructions
  • Some ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others
Benefits: The benefits package includes excellent health insurance, retirement (NC Local Government Retirement System), 401k with match, dental, vision, life, disability, paid vacation, paid sick and more. (Benefits differ for part time employees).

Prior local and state government years of service count toward calculating vacation accrual rate!

CHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
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  • Job Reference: 676651794-2
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Cabarrus Health Alliance
  • Location: Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent