St. Austin Catholic School has been a part of the downtown Austin community for more than 100 years! Our new state-of-the-art campus (scheduled to open in Fall 2023) is over five stories tall and more than 100,000 sq ft. It rests on the corner of 21st and Guadalupe Streets, adjacent to our historic St. Austin Catholic Church and the University of Texas. St. Austin’s academic approach starts with faith as the foundation and driver of our student’s spiritual growth through lived gospel values. We seek dedicated teachers and staff to provide a holistic education that is tailored to the individual needs of each student’s ability and preferred method of learning in preparing them to become Christ-centered, academically strong, moral community leaders. We invite you to come and join our community and be energized by the dynamic and responsive learning environment we are committed to providing!

Job Summary

The School Nurse fulfills the mission of the Catholic school by providing general organizational support within the framework of the school’s philosophy, organization, and policies. The School Nurse is responsible for implementing the assigned school health program in a way that is best suited to the school. The School Nurse has decision making responsibilities within essential job functions, in keeping with school policies. The position is hired and evaluated by the principal.

Essential Duties

● Supports and upholds the philosophy of Catholic education and the mission of the school
● Acts as a witness to Gospel values by modeling the teachings of the Catholic Church
● Supports and adheres to the Code of Conduct and policies and procedures of the school and Diocese
● Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
● Supports the principal in the preparation of documents, reports, and correspondence
● Maintains current and accurate records according to school policy
● Serves as a health advocate for the child and assesses student health needs
● Assumes responsibility for management and planning for acute, chronic, and emergency health problems, including appropriate referral and follow-through
● Provides relevant counseling and guidance to assist children and parents in assuming responsibility for health maintenance of the student in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic church
● Assists in communicable disease control through implementation of programs for student immunizations, management of suspected and diagnosed infectious disease
● Initiates referral and follow-up on relevant health needs of the students, and make appropriate interpretation and distribution of health information
● Coordinates health screenings as required by Texas State Law and see that follow-up care for the students is provided by their parents
● Anticipates supply and equipment needs appropriate to maintaining a continuous functional health program
● Allocates appropriate job functions and assume responsibility for supervision of nurse-extenders
● Meets staff development guidelines as set forth by the Diocese/local administration
● Demonstrates professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits
● Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students and staff
● Serves as a professional representative of the principal and school
● Communicates effectively with those in the school community
● Collaborates with peers to enhance the work environment and support the school

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

● Knowledge of the basic teachings of the Catholic Church
● Knowledge and skills necessary in health appraisals for identifying student health problems
● Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
● Knowledge of use of office equipment
● Able to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
● Able to work well with others in the school community
● Skill in handling multiple tasks simultaneously
● Skill in organizing and relating information in an understandable format
● Skill in job appropriate technology
● Skill in critical thinking and planning

Minimum Qualifications


● High school diploma or equivalent
● Registered Nurse, RN, licensed to practice in the state of Texas
● Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN, in the state of Texas is under the clinical supervision of a School Nurse Consultant


● None required

Certifications and Training:

● Obtain Certification for CPR/AED, a state vision, hearing, spinal, and acanthosis nigricans screener
● Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic abuse prevention training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.

Working Conditions

● Required to work some nights and weekends
● Required to manage high to moderate levels of stress
● Required to work a minimum of a full school day
● Required to work in standard office and school conditions

Employee Certification

All employees must adhere to the Catholic Schools Standards of Conduct, the Diocese of Austin EIM policies, and the social, ethical, and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as interpreted by the Bishop of Austin

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