Provides high quality of care for students at Tennessee School for the Deaf. School
nursing is a specialized nursing practice that enriches the well-being, academic
success, lifelong achievement, and overall health of students. School nurses serve
a unique role in the school community and oversee all school health services and
to promote health education. Research shows that healthy children are successful
learners, so school nurses advocate for the holistic approach of supporting the
physical, emotional, mental, and social health of students.
• Registered Nurse
• Associate of Science RN or
• Bachelor of Science RN (BSN)
• Experience in pediatric or hospital setting preferred
• SLPI:ASL rating of Intermediate or above preferred
American Sign Language (ASL) sign classes and skill development support available
for selected qualified applicants who do not meet the rating level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assess the health needs of TSD students and provide optimum care.
• Teach good health practices to students and the staff working with students.
• Maintain a working knowledge of syndromes impacting deaf and hard of hearing
• Provide in-service and other supports to teachers and staff working with
challenging or new medical diagnoses.
• Work effectively with professional and para-professional staff for the physical and
emotional well-being of TSD students.
• Securely maintain student health information and files to ensure HIPPA and FERPA
• Manage medications and medication distribution.
• Provide healthcare to students and staff
• Perform health screenings
• Coordinate referrals to private healthcare providers
• Serve as liaisons between school personnel, family, and community healthcare
providers to ensure a healthy school environment
• Monitoring immunizations, managing communicable diseases, and assessing the
school environment as to prevent injury and ensure safety
• Overseeing infection control measures
• Actively participating in school safety plans that address school violence, bullying,
and emergencies that may occur at school
• Overseeing medication administration, health care procedures, and the
development of healthcare plans
• Overseeing vision, hearing, body mass index, and mental health screening
• Making decisions related to the delegation of healthcare tasks as directed by state
laws and professional practice guidance
• Providing health advice to school educational teams, such as the Committee on
Special Education and the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) team