"Other Duties as Assigned"

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Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience.

I'm curious what non-nursing duties are part of your daily routine.

SnowyJ, RN

Has 28 years experience. 1 Article; 844 Posts

*Custodian....Because ours are not very motivated. And if someone barfs, I want it cleaned up quickly.

*Data entry clerk...I don't have secretarial support. Spend a lot of time on this.

* Committee member...This is voluntary, but it helps me to feel engaged in our school.

* Warden... Hahahahaaa! When social worker is out, they bring children with behavioral issues to me to "calm down."

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Butt Cheek Police

tampon Provider

Drug screener

Saltine provider

WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 21 years experience. 1 Article; 2,077 Posts

Not a school nurse, but holy cats so many things fall to me that are not really nursing related.

Can you call me a cab? (sure if you can pay, we don't do vouchers anymore)

Fax this? (we have a secretary)

Can you call my doctor and tell them I'm gonna be late/miss my appointment?

Can you call the courthouse and tell them why I'm missing my court date? (you just HAD to be seen for your chronic back pain today?)

Can I get a work note for yesterday? (no. you weren't here yesterday)

JenTheSchoolRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in School nursing. 3,011 Posts

Glasses fairy and fixer.

Afterschool homework support person.

I do all my own data entry and office things. Our office managers are way to busy to help me! But I will admit, I like doing it as I like things organized and entered a certain way.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Yes, I can't fix glasses, nor can I sew buttons.

I am a failure.

ohiobobcat

Specializes in ED, School Nurse. 887 Posts

Glasses fixer, data enterer (same as Jen-Elizabeth, I don't mind because I like things done my way too), snack giver, tampon/pad giver.

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience. 762 Posts

Yep, I fix glasses.

Hem uniform skirts.

Fix shoes.

Babysit kids who aren't able to go to recess for whatever ridiculous reason they might be using today (I've been working for 2 yrs to remove this from my job description)

Maintain extra uniforms in case of uniform malfunctions.

djh123

Specializes in LTC, Rehab. Has 5 years experience. 1 Article; 1,101 Posts

I wear so many hats as a LTC nurse that they're always falling off, ha ha. Entering orders, occasionally mopping (God knows what) on a resident's floor, bringing someone OJ, taking a room tray back to the dining room, feeding cats, leaving a note for maintenance re: someone's wheelchair problem, etc. etc. etc. - and oh yeah, all of the usual nursing stuff too.

Ddoyle

33 Posts

Recess Duty

Baby-sit kids who need a "safe place"

Refer parents to clinic for birth control (please use it!!!)

Diagnose weird problems on teachers and kids not of school age (sorry... not a doctor!)

Data entry... lots... 85% of my job!

Give out CPS forms

Pads/tampons for teachers (K-6 school... not many issues here.)

Calm frustrated parents who are mad at the teacher

Fixing or loaning uniforms

provider of naps

Ensure tooth fairy receives tooth (plastic bags are great)

Hygiene education

convenient bathroom and water area

Fixer of "pain" from writing (no injuries)

Break time from testing

lifelearningrn, BSN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 8 years experience. 2,517 Posts

Recess Duty

Baby-sit kids who need a "safe place"

Refer parents to clinic for birth control (please use it!!!)

Diagnose weird problems on teachers and kids not of school age (sorry... not a doctor!)

Data entry... lots... 85% of my job!

Give out CPS forms

Pads/tampons for teachers (K-6 school... not many issues here.)

Calm frustrated parents who are mad at the teacher

Fixing or loaning uniforms

provider of naps

Ensure tooth fairy receives tooth (plastic bags are great)

Hygiene education

convenient bathroom and water area

Fixer of "pain" from writing (no injuries)

Break time from testing

Replace recess duty with lunch duty and bus duty, and this could be my job description. lol