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Burke County Schools Job posting 488264
700 East Parker Road, Morganton, North Carolina, 28655 Job posted as of Jan 07, 2021,08:00 AM EDT , until Mar 03, 2021,01:00 PM EDT
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     Burke County Public Schools will continue to accept applications until a qualified candidate is selected, at which time the job posting will be removed.

     Burke County Public Schools is fully accredited by AdvancED and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a quality school system. Each school also is fully accredited. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Burke County Public Schools is to educate diverse learners, nurture their potentials, and empower them to be competitive, successful, and productive citizens.

Vision Statement

Burke County Public Schools, a world-class model of exemplary education, inspires students to be lifelong learners who can compete successfully on the global stage and contribute to their community as productive citizens.

     Burke County Public Schools is the 30th largest public school district in North Carolina.

  • We have over 12,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • With over 2,000 employees, we are one of the county's largest employers.
  • Our 28 schools are a great source of pride in our neighborhoods and communities.



Traditional High Schools:4

Special Needs:1


Middle College:1


Job Title
School Nurse
District Name
Burke County Schools
Posted on
Jan 07, 2021,08:00 AM EDT
Expiration Date
Mar 03, 2021,01:00 PM EDT
Job Description
Essential Job Functions:
1. uses of the nursing process to assess, plan, and evaluate the health care of individual students as well as groups of students in schools.
  • Identifies children with special health care needs and develops health care plans and emergency action plans
  • Monitors kindergarten health assessment and immunization records and facilitates completion
  • Participates on coordinated school health teams as appropriate
2. Provides nursing care to school-age children, adolescents, and school staff in the system by:
  • Organizing/completing periodic health screenings assuring follow-up provides care and refers services
  • Implementing an effective medication administration system
  • Supervising/ assisting with prescribed treatments/ procedures
  • Providing care for children with chronic illness
3. Uses equipment/ supplies correctly
4. Assures use of appropriate safety and infection control measures
  • Assures compliance with communicable disease standards
  • Monitors the school environment for health and safety issues
5. Teacher/directs/ advises/inform others
  • Development of workshops/ training activities of school personnel on health-related topics
  • Provision of individual explanation(s)to students, parents, and appropriate staff regarding prevention, illness. treatment, etc.
  • Creates communications and communication process for the programs
  • Informing family/ school staff of community resources
  • Supervising school personnel and volunteers assisting with the school health programs
6.Reports/ record data
  • Documents patient data, plan of care, care rendered and response to care for individual students
  • Reports significant data regarding student health status to appropriate individuals
  • Provides program reports in a timely manner
  • Appropriately reports health and safety issues in the school environment
7. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Job Qualification
Education/formal training/licensure/certification/experience
  • BSN with current North Carolina RN license
  • Certification as a School Health Nurse required within three (3) years of employment
  • Current NC driver's license
Additional Skills
  • Effective communicator with a wide range of age groups, ethnic, educational and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Strong physical assessment skills

Contact Person: Miranda Michaels
Phone Number: 828-244-3748

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