Pre-school Transition School Nurse
The Pre-school Transition School Nurse has a thorough knowledge and expertise in: the traditional school health program, special education policies and procedures, nursing care of students with special needs and Specialized Physical Health Care Services (Protocols).
Facilitates transition of Pre-school students from home to school by doing the following:
• Reviews IEP and assists school nurse as needed to ensure appropriatedocumentation and offer of health and nursing service.
• Reviews recommendations from Review of Support Services Due to HealthNeeds and collaborates with Special Education Resource Nurse regardingservices and placement of District Assigned Qualified Provider (DAQP).Coordinates with student’s Licensed Health Care Provider to obtain and updateauthorizations for Specialized Physical Health Care Services. Reviews protocolsand medication orders in Welligent for pre-school students enrolled in EarlyEducation Centers. Trains DAQP on Specialized Physical Health Care Services(protocols) and documentation and provides supervision in the delivery ofservices. Consults with Related Services (PT, Transportation, etc.). Schoolnurses and Local District Support Unit staff regarding Low Incidence equipmentneeded by the student to access the educational environment.
• Conducts school visits to facilitate smooth transition. Ensure classroom settings,equipment, supplies and personnel support are available and adequate. Makerecommendations and referrals as needed. Collaborates with site administrator,school nurse and teachers to determine support and trainings necessary to meet
student’s needs including SPHCS (Protocols). Provides in-service/trainings for
designated school staff regarding child-specific health needs (i.e. Seizure
Precautions and First Aid, Choking Preventions, etc.)
Other Responsibilities include:
• Provides assistance to site school nurses with transitioning preschool studentsto Kindergarten
• Participates in IEP meetings as requested for difficult, complex or high profilecases such as those on Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR), Due Process orcases with advocates• Serves as a resource to site school nurses and Local District IEP Nurses in theIEP process
• Participates in the training of Special Education Assistants for Health CareAssistant positions
• Participates in the development, revisions and updates of bulletins, protocols,guidelines and forms according to current needs and state standards
• Provides District-wide trainings and professional development to all District staff
• Performs other related duties to meet the nursing need of Special Education andDistrict Nursing Services as designated by the Director of NursingContact:Eileen P. Mitchell, MA, RN, PHN, MFTSpecialist, School Nursing
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