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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

School Nurse

School Nurse





POSITION:                                 SCHOOL NURSE


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Principal and Director of Curriculum and Instruction




EMPLOYMENT TERM:             Minimum 210 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45; extended employment terms may be established by the Mineral County Board of Education.


SALARY:                                   Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with Mineral County Teacher Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level.


EVALUATION:                          Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Evaluation Policy. 


JOB SUMMARY:                       Assists in providing the fullest possible educational opportunity for students by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the schools.



  • Provides leadership in promoting health and safety;
  • Provides quality health care to students on a daily basis, including medication administration and other health concerns, but not limited to seizures, diabetes and asthma, including first aid to injured students and staff;
  • Works to reduce absenteeism and support student learning and educational success by providing health care assessment, intervention and follow-up for all students within the school setting;
  • Counsels students, parents and school staff concerning preventive care and health problems and makes referral as needed;
  • Develops, assists and monitors individual student health care plans within the school setting and review plans with administration and appropriate staff;
  • Implements individual health care plans as approved by the student’s home physician;
  • Provides staff training/updates for medication administration and other health concerns as required for student needs;
  • Implements new health services programs;
  • Reviews and evaluates immunization records for state compliance;
  • Performs and maintains accurate reporting and recording system for continuity and accountability of student health information/screening activities as required by state/county policies;
  • Maintains daily log of student visits to the clinic;
  • Assists with Pre K/Head Start, Kindergarten registration, new student enrollment and explain state health requirements to parents;
  • Communicates regularly with administration, health services coordinator, school counselor, teachers, parents, food services, and other staff regarding health services issues;
  • Implements School Board policy on exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases and infested conditions;
  • Serves as a resource person for the classroom on health care topics;
  • Participates in assessment and reporting of suspected child abuse;
  • Utilizes community health care resources;
  • Ensures compliance to Federal, State, and local health related guidelines and regulations.
  • Establishes good public and employee relations;
  • Models behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Maintains and upgrades professional work habits and skills to improve health programs;
  • Participates in staff meetings and in staff development at the building and school division levels;
  • Demonstrates competency in knowledge and implementation of technology standards; and
  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and
  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s).


  • Registered Professional Nurse;
  • West Virginia Authorization as School Nurse; and
  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.


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MINERAL COUNTY SCHOOLS: 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV. 26726      |      Phone: 304-788-4200      |      Fax: 304-788-4204
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