Part-time School Nurse

Why we are the right fit for you

St. Theresa Catholic School is a beautiful 22-acre campus in the heart of Austin, Texas. We have a team of dedicated teachers and an amazingly generous parent community. With a commitment to providing excellence in Catholic education, our students grow in faith and become eager and successful learners. We seek those who are passionate about supporting this Christ-centered, child-centered learning environment. The rolling hills of Northwest Austin are calling you; come join our family and be inspired by educational, physical, and spiritual excellence!

Ministerial Character

The principal is the visible foundation of the school which the Bishop has entrusted to the principal. The principal makes Christ’s mission present and enduring in the school. In order to fulfill this mission, the principal employs suitable, chosen collaborators. The principal shares with them Christ’s mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them.

Positions employed in the school help to extend the ministry of the principal in particular ways as outlined in the job description. Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the principal in the performance of the principal’s ministry and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

Job Summary

The Part-time 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 the 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 makes appropriate interpretation and distribution of health information
Coordinates health screenings as required by Texas State Law and sees 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 assumes 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 the 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 nirgricans 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






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