Nurse, School (S/E local) (620901)

Exceptional Education Dept (734)

Address: 5839 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, 30083
   Stepney,Stacy Elizabeth

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The DeKalb County School District is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of itinerant special education nurse.  Applicants must be mature, professional, dependable and conscientious in all activities.  State of Georgia RN License and CPR certification are required and BSN is preferred.  Applicant must have pediatric nursing experience. Duties can include but may not be limited to:  g-tube feeding; trach management; catheterization; medication administration and/or medical procedures; medication management; monitoring students' health folders (i.e. immunizations records, medication information and physician information); record keeping and data collection; participation in meetings; communication with medical personnel, school faculty, staff and parents regarding individual student needs; as well as planning and facilitation of staff trainings. Applicant must exhibit a kind and caring manner and be able to communicate effectively with children and adults.  Strong organizational skills and flexibility in routines are a must.


INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS: (1) Submit an on-line application via the PATS website at (2) submit a cover letter and resume to Ms. Shawn McGhee, Department of Special Education, East DeKalb Campus, 5839 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083.  Fax 678-676-1888. 

Job Description:
The material contained herein is subject to change. All open positions offered by the DeKalb County School District are subject to specific job requirements. The DeKalb County School District is an equal opportunity employer, and all hiring decisions are subject to federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. 

Title: Special Education Nurse

Under general supervision, coordinates, plans, and implements school-based medical support for medically fragile students with disabilities as specified in physician’s orders and standards of care. 

Essential Functions:

The following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

• Develops treatment plans for the medically fragile special education population based on diagnosis, history, physical assessment, and physician’s orders. 
• Manages caseload of medically fragile students with disabilities and conducts medical procedures, based on physician’s orders, including treatment for chronic and acute conditions. 
• Maintains daily documentation of assessments, interventions, treatments and results for special education students on active caseload. 
• Attends IEP meetings to assist with developing a plan of medical care and support along with educational plan to meet student needs. 
• Trains, educates, and advises students, teachers, administrators, and staff in clinical procedures, infectious diseases, and other health issues regarding medically fragile student.  
• Confers with parents, guardians, physicians, and other healthcare providers regarding changes and medical problems; conducts home visits as needed. 
• Performs other duties as assigned. 

• Bachelor’s degree from an approved accredited college or university in nursing required. 
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in pediatric nursing required.

• Valid State of Georgia registered nurse license required.
• Valid certificates in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid required. 

(1) Select a job posting via the PATS website @; (2) Complete an on-line application; and (3) Submit the required documents. Please check your “To Do List” for a list of requirements. Documents underlined in blue can be attached. All other documents must be submitted to Human Resources. 

Required Qualifications
The following information will be requested during the course of the online application. Failure to provide full information will disqualify your application from consideration.
Education and Training History - Please complete one section at a time and 'Save as Draft' until completed. If you have additional history to add, go back to your education/training section and continue.
Employment History - Please complete one section at a time and 'Save as Draft' until completed. If you have additional employers to add, go back to your employment section and continue.
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Have you ever received an overall unsatisfactory, ineffective or needs development rating on an Annual Performance Evaluation? If yes, list the ratings and years on an attached explanation.
Have you resigned or been discharged from any position, including the Armed Forces, while under suspicion of having engaged in criminal, immoral, or unprofessional conduct, or are you now under investigation for any such charge or have you resigned in lieu of being discharged?
Have you ever been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor or have you ever pled Nolo Contendre or are you now under investigation for any such offense, other than a minor traffic offense? For the purpose of this application, Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Boating While Intoxicated (BWI) must be reported.
Have you ever had any disciplinary action taken against you by a previous employer/credentialing or state licensing agency, including written reprimand, suspension, demotion, non-renewal other than Reduction In Force, termination, or any other form of disciplinary action in any state or country?
Have you ever surrendered an educator or teaching certificate/credential/license/permit, or had one denied, revoked, or suspended, or is any investigation or adverse action now pending against you?
Are you a citizen of the United States?
If you are not a citizen of the United States, do you have the necessary documents for you to remain and work in the United States?
Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university?
Do you have a valid State of Georgia registered nurse (RN) license?
Do you have a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification?
Do you have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in pediatric nursing?
References are required and must be requested using our Electronic Reference Option. References must be requested from your CURRENT and PREVIOUS SUPERVISORS. ACCEPTABLE REFERENCES must be listed in the Employment History of your applicatio. Two (2) Professional work references are required for employment. PERSONAL REFERENCES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
How many years experience do you have in this field?
Are you receiving a monthly benefit from the Teacher's Retirement System of Georgia? If yes, please indicate your retirement date and the last school system for which you worked.
Please indicate your salary preference for this Job Posting:
Do you have experience with medically-fragile children?
Do you have pediatric nursing experience? Please describe.
The DeKalb County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities. Individuals who desire accommodations on the basis of a disability should contact any Human Capital Administrator.