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Job Description

As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through: •Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families. •Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally. •Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.

Provides comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families and communities in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Rotates between assigned schools. Organizes nursing activities for the day. These activities may involve: vision screening, scoliosis screening, assessment of conditions, and referrals. Appraises the needs of the general student population and special education students with multi-handicaps. Performs a variety of selective individual health assessments and initiates the referrals on identified defects and performs subsequent follow-up. Interprets students’ immunization needs. Continues to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Participates in the local school level assessment team process for special education and makes recommendations relative to students’ health care needs, where applicable. Provides the technical direction and guidance for Licensed Practical Nurses/Health Technicians assigned to the schools. Orientates, instructs and implements planned observational experiences for new staff, undergraduate and graduate students and visitors; is senior advisor for less experienced staff. Provides case management of students with special needs. Accepts responsibility for direction and management of nursing program in the absence of the supervisor, when assigned

All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, CNMC Policies and Procedures, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and accountable for their own practice. CNMC supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.

Minimum educational requirement is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university. Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia.

Three years of nursing experience in community health, ambulatory care or school health setting.

Knowledge and understanding of the total school program including trends relating to school health as well as developmental patterns and needs of school age children. Knowledge of data collection techniques for analysis of health needs. Knowledge of a wide variety of medical conditions, diagnoses, and specific diseases. Ability to provide health counseling to patients and families with a wide variety of health problems.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities


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Department: Children's School Services
Schedule: Full-time
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.