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Lighthouse Academies

School Nurse (Full-Time) M-F 7:00AM-3:30PM

Jacksonville, AR

ATTENTION - Are you a ROCKSTAR Nurse with a desire to provide support and promote healthy and safe environments for children?

If you answered- " Yes!" , partner with Arkansas Lighthouse Academies (ALA) in our movement to empower scholars in the areas of Public Service, AgriSTEM, and Social Entrepreneurship. ALA educators and staff are driven by the belief that it is our role is to engage, embrace and empower- every scholar, every voice, every day. We educate and mentor scholars as they strive to do the same in their local community and beyond. We want to engage you in becoming a designer/facilitator/support of world-class learning experiences locally, globally, and for all.

At Arkansas Lighthouse Academies, we provide both scholars and the communities we serve the opportunity to experience education in schools "without walls" or limitations. Our Learning Never Ends model is the bedrock for the culturally responsive education and Beyond the Walls (PBL) concept provided to every scholar. We seek the most determined, creative, and adaptive educators/staff to assist us in transforming our state through the promotion of social, economic and environmental learning, and leading a systemic education renaissance.

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Come join us in this endeavor at Jacksonville Lighthouse Flightline Academy (5-8) as we change the lives of scholars and communities through our offering of a unique education experience!

An Arkansas Lighthouse Academies (ALA) Nurse helps transform scholar's lives by being an expert and knowledgeable of the overall health program within our schools. This individual will promote, support, supervise, manage, direct, and provide leadership for the total athletic programs at all levels in the district and ensure exemplary opportunities and experiences for all participating scholars. We are seeking a director who will commit to work with determination, integrity, and purpose. They enhance a culture of achievement and respect where high expectations and results are the norm. The director is responsible for the successful implementation of the athletic program which is aligned and remains second to the education model (aligned to state standards) and interventions that result in measurable scholar academic gains each year. The director's actions must always be aligned with the mission, vision, core values and goals of the education program. The essential functions for our school nurse are as follows:


• Complete health evaluations of students as required by policy, the local Department of Public Health (DPH), IDEA or Section 504.
• Consult with students, parents, administrators and other staff as needed to explain health assessments or other medical information.
• Develop and implements health care plans required by policy or state and federal regulations.
• Administer medications in accordance with DPH guidelines.
• Render first aid as needed.
• Render basic medical help as needed.
• Communicate with parents and families regarding child's illness. Supervise sick children.
• Communicate with Principal and school community regarding any infectious or contagious diseases present in the school.
• Assist students, families, and staff in locating and accessing appropriate health services.

Education: LPN, RN, all accepted. Current license and certification as required by state regulations or other law.

Experience: At least two (2) years experience working in a school or health service delivery environment with children.

Knowledge, Ability & Skills:
A valid driver's license; current CPR/First Aid certification as a trainer; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal and organizational skills. Knowledge of appropriate policies, regulations, and statutes. Computer skills including email, word processing, health reporting.


• Past experiences and actions reflect a commitment to the LHA mission, vision, core values
• A passion and ability to build and sustain the LHA K-12 model in a high need, urban environment
• Work in schools that demonstrates a sense of urgency and the relentless pursuit of high academic student achievement
• Reflective, self-aware and adaptable to communication and work styles of others
• Critical thinker and problem solver who takes initiative
• Belief in the power of collaboration and works to build a collaborative culture with LHA network, community, staff, families and students

ESSENTIAL WORK: (this list serves as an example of some of the work and is not comprehensive)

• Serves on the School Wellness and Staff Wellness Committees.
• Maintain health records and files.
• Supervise volunteers and others who may be involved in the delivery of services.
• Complete health assessments as required.
• Work cooperatively with other health professionals and agencies in the delivery of services.
• Complete follow up on accident reports with students and parents.
• Provide in-service training to the staff.
• Advise supervisor on medical or health related issues on an as needed basis.
• Complete plans, reports, and other documentation, as may be required by policy or regulation.

*Only serious, qualified professionals need apply.

Client-provided location(s): Jacksonville, AR, USA
Job ID: Lighthouse-587290
Employment Type: Other