School Health Services are provided as part of the School Health Program to appraise, protect, and promote the health status of students in public and eligible non-public schools. School Health Services supplement, rather than replace, parental responsibility to student health. The program is designed to encourage parental awareness of students' health status; discover and prevent health problems; and encourage utilization of physicians, dentists, and community health agency services.
Services include: nursing assessment, dental, vision, hearing, hypertension, and scoliosis screening; identification of health problems with referral to community resources; follow-up on all abnormal results; administration of prescribed medications, nursing care for medically complex children; home visits to assist families as needed; speakers and health programs in the classroom setting as well as the community; and assistance with communicable disease investigation and control.For more information, call (941) 748-0747 ext. 1412
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Volunteer School Nurse Program
The Manatee County School Health program is looking for Nurses to Volunteer in various school settings. If you are a licensed RN, LPN, or you currently do not have an active nursing license, but enjoy working with school age children, WE NEED YOUR EXPERTISE.
Ways you can assist: Health education, nursing assessments, immunizations, staff wellness, first aid, nursing procedures, health screenings, and being a positive role model.
Volunteering in this special program is appealing to caregivers, because we offer the following:
o Protected by Sovereign Immunity.
o Waiver of biennial license renewal fee.
o Protected by Workman's Compensation.
o You are rewarded by interacting with school aged children and have the satisfaction of Knowing YOU HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD
Please call: Robin Keene, RN, BS, Volunteer School Nurse Coordinator, Manatee County Health Dept. at 748-0747 x 1469, or stop by our office at 410 6th Avenue East, Bradenton, FL. 34208