School Nurse - 2021-2022 School Year Contract

Date Modified: May 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: School Nurse

Position Purpose: To serve the students, families, faculty, and staff of Episcopal High School in a role that bridges health care and education. The school nurse provides support for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of students through an evidence-based approach to health care. This position is a temp-to-hire opportunity.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a clean, well-organized clinic setting, and approaches the clinic as a safe and nurturing space for students, parents, faculty and staff.
  • Reviews and maintains electronic student health records including receipt of records, interpretation of immunizations, health histories, physician physicals, emergency action plans, consent to treat and athletic consents, and medication permits.
  • Provides assessment, intervention, and referral for students who are experiencing acute illness, medical emergencies, or physical injury.
  • Provides accurate documentation in the student electronic health record after completion of student assessments and intervention.
  • Administers and documents all prescription medications and physician prescribed treatments, and ensures appropriate permits are in the electronic student health record.
  • Administers and documents all over-the-counter medications given according to parent permission and specified guidelines.
  • Assesses, responds and refers students who exhibit behavior that necessitates behavioral and/or psychiatric intervention.
  • Communicates with administrators, faculty, and staff to provide a safe and healthy school clinic setting. Works closely with grade level deans to ensure student health needs are met in all aspects of the school day.
  • Works cooperatively with athletic trainers to ensure that student medical needs are met after injuries are sustained.
  • Serves as a liaison between the student, home, and school, as needed.


  • Professional Registered Nurse with 3+ years’ experience.
  • Experience in School environment preferred.
  • Current Licensure with Texas Board of Nurses. 


  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school setting.
  • Demonstrates technology competency.
  • Ability to maintain all student and employee information with absolute confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to work independently, using best practices skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of the job. 

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

Interested candidates are asked to e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information of four professional references to Lauren Newton, Human Resource Manager at The request to complete and submit via regular mail or email an employment application will be made later in the process.