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Mercy Medical Center Clinton School Nurse in Mishawaka Medical Center - Mishawaka, Indiana

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

JOB SUMMARY

Facilitates and strengthens and the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to the learning process for the individual child.

JOB DUTIES

  1. Actively demonstrates the organization’s mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.

  2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.

  3. Promotes and protects the optimal health status of children by providing health assessments and develops and implements health plans.

  4. Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate health needs of the students.

  5. Participates as the health team specialist on the child education evaluation team to develop the Individual Education Plan (IEP).

  6. Participates in home visits (not to be done alone) to assess the family’s needs as related to the child’s heath.

  7. Develops procedures and provides for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances.

  8. Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventative immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting contagious diseases.

  9. Assists with health education of the students and staff at designated schools. Provides leadership and/or support for wellness programs.

  10. Coordinates school and community health activities and serves as a liaison between SJHS, school and community. Serves as a resource person for promoting health careers.

  11. Engages in research and evaluation of SHS acting as a change agent for school health programs and school nursing practices.

  12. Assists in formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school.

  13. Prepares reports and other documents as required or assigned. Attends staff meetings.

  14. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

Education: Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing ADN, Diploma, or BSN. Bachelors preferred.

Licensure: RN Indiana license.

Experience: 3 years nursing experience in a school setting is preferred.

Other Job Requirements:

Ability to communicate appropriately with students, parents, school staff, and SHS staff is required. Demonstration of interpersonal skills necessary for communication with media, visitors, and community partnership representatives required.

Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit www.trinity-health.org . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.

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