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Role of the School Nurse
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Role of the School Nurse

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A liaison between home and school regarding health concerns: Takes health histories, assesses long - term illnesses

Conducts health screenings:Vision, Hearing, Height, Weight, Scoliosis, Dental, and others as needed

Acts as a liaison between home, school, and community resources

Participates in parent - nurse conferences Provides emergency first aid Makes referrals to appropriate community resources
Provides information about community resources Assesses health needs of student, teacher, parent Participates in professional conferences with community agencies
Involves self with parent groups Provides health counseling regarding chronic illness, nutrition, disease prevention, positive lifestyles serve as a resource person for community agencies
Provides promotional activities for health care Implements and monitors students' compliance with state immunization laws Is a member of the community interdisciplinary teams
  Special education team member: health assessments, interprets medical data, Individualized Education Plan Serves as a liaison for recording and reporting child abuse to the department of social services
  Conducts health - related classroom presentations  
  Monitors communicable and nuisance diseases  
  Acts as a resource person for faculty and staff  

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Homer Central School District
Ms. Nancy Ruscio, Superintendent

80 South West Road
Homer, NY 13077

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