School Nurse in Houston, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career.


To enhance the educational process by removing health barriers to learning through planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating health services in the charter schools.


1. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program according to nursing standards of practice and departmental procedures and protocol.
2. Maintains communicable disease prevention and control measures and in some instances administers immunizations to protect students and others in accordance with state and local health department regulations and districts policies and department protocol.
3. Provides episodic and emergency health care to ill or injured students/employees.
4. Prepares paperwork to help route children to medical services and social services so that each child can achieve optimum academic and social development.
5. Assess the health and developmental status of students through performance of student’s evaluations and health appraisals. Performs special procedures. Develops and implements nursing care plans with specific nursing interventions.
6. Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside of the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
7. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, agency policy, and administrative regulations.
8. Maintain health related inventory. Uses appropriate measures to request needed materials and supplies.
9. Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Education, Public Health or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.


  • 2 years’ experience working as an RN preferred


  • Current Registered Nurse required
  • Current State of Texas Vision and Hearing Certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.
  • Current CPR/ First Aid Instructors Certification or ability to obtain one within 6 months or employment.


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Ability to effectively communication to the fullest extent with children and families with little or no English proficiency.


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point.


  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but not required.