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RN - Score 1 for Health, PRN

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2023
Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

Working with Joplin area elementary schools, the Score 1 for Health nurse works within a team to ensure successful delivery of elementary school health screening events. As a part of the team the Score 1 for Health nurse will conduct and ensure follow-up screenings get completed for qualifying children, cultivate alliances with schools and effectively promote child health benefits of the program. Communicates effectively through written, phone and face-to-face methods with parent/guardian and school nurses; and contributes to the advancement of the program and departmental operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs school health screenings on children, K-8th grade, in the school setting
  • Instructs and supervises nursing, allied health, medical and dental students in performing screenings
  • Ensures timely follow-up communications with families qualifying for services
  • Organize referral caseload
  • Facilitates follow-up contact with families
  • Serves as a resource and liaison with school professionals, parents, and community programs
  • Acts as a conduit of change in promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Represents the University favorably and in accordance with established Core Values and expectations
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Extensive knowledge and experience may substitute for education
  • Three years experience in pediatric, community, public, or school nursing. Experience in patient education, diabetes education, health promotion, social services desired. One year experience working with low-income, multi-cultural families preferred and highly desirable
  • Must be proficient with MS office (word, excel, access).
  • Must have excellent time management skills, be able to work independently, productively, and with little to no supervision
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to elementary schools when needed
  • Must be able to commit to a designated mandatory schedule of screening dates, report additional hours/dates availability up to 6 weeks ahead, and have ability to add hours as able upon departmental and university requests to meet the needs of the institution
  • Flexibility in work hours, due to early evening activities, including attendance and phone work
  • Strong skills in face-to-face health assessments for school-aged child, demonstrated attributes in displaying compassion and developing trust while interacting with all constituents
  • Strong organizational, written communication and health education instruction skills essential
  • Must maintain an active MO and KS license for registered nurses or be able to obtain bi-state licensure
Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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