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School Nurse

School Nurse
Employer:
Del Norte County Unified School District (COE)
Date Posted:
1/16/2018
Contact:
Coleen Parker
707-464-0213
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Length of Work Year:
186
Employment Type:
Full Time
Application Deadline:
Until Filled
Salary:
$44,393 - $82,576 + annual stipend of $2,949
Date Posted:
1/16/2018 Application Deadline:
Until Filled Employment Type:
Full Time Length of Work Year:
186 Salary:
$44,393 - $82,576 + annual stipend of $2,949 Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1 Contact: Coleen Parker Email: cparker@delnorte.k12.ca.us Phone: 707-464-0213
Location:
Del Norte Unified Schools
Employer:
Del Norte Unified School District
Contract Term:
Probationary
Location:
Del Norte Unified Schools
Employer:
Del Norte Unified School District
Contract Term:
Probationary
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print
Purpose Statement
The job of School Nurse is for the purpose of managing a health services program for the assessment, evaluation, maintenance and improvement of the health of students and staff; strengthening and facilitating the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of students; participating in the identification of and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning in individual students; promoting the prevention of illness and disability as well as early detection and correction of health problems.
Distinguishing Characteristics
This job is distinguished from similar jobs by the following characteristics: Receives general direction from the designated site principal in assigned schools but is responsible to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructions in the development of district nursing procedures and plans. School Administrators may supervise and evaluate the non-nursing/non-clinical performance only. School Nurses are governed by the California Nurse Practice Act and accountable to vestures of licensure. Technical and functional supervision is provided over assigned classified staff.
Essential Functions
Administers basic health care and First Aid for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
Assesses and evaluates the health and development status of pupils for the purpose of identifying physical disorders and other factors affecting the learning process, communicating with the primary care provider, and contributing significant information in order to modify the pupil's individualized education/health plan.
Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or agencies for the purpose of promoting needed treatment, securing information and complying with legal requirements.
Conducts programs and/or activities (e.g. in-service training, hearing, vision, color vision, immunization review, scoliosis screening, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with California state mandated requirements.
Designs health maintenance plans for the purpose of addressing students' health needs and implementing health care directions from parents and/or physicians.
Directs department functions for the purpose of prioritizing project deadlines and ensuring optimal utilization of personnel.
Interprets the health and developmental assessment to parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals directly concerned with the student for the purpose of serving as an advocate for those students with identified health problems and concerns.
Maintains communication with parents and all involved community practitioners and agencies for the purpose of promoting needed treatment and securing reports of findings pertinent to educational planning.
Maintains and keeps current confidential health information sheets and plans for medically fragile students.
Oversees and monitors compliance with school immunizations requirements at assigned schools.
Monitors all student medications administered at school as prescribed by a physician for the purpose of ensuring compliance with state law.
Prepares a wide variety of written materials and reports requested by the district and state to comply with state law.
Refers students and his/her parent/s or guardian/s requiring further medical attention and provides appropriate community resources of necessary services and assuring continuity of health service and care.
Reports cases of suspected child abuse for the purpose of ensuring compliance with all related requirement of the law.
Reports students with reportable contagious diseases to local public health authorities for the purpose of minimizing infection and complying with legal requirements.
Responds to medical emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns.
Serves as the medical liaison for special education students (e.g. performing vision and hearing assessment for triennial reassessments, review the health and developmental history of each child, attending individualized education program meetings as needed, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with state mandate.
Trains and supervises staff in performing specialized physical health care procedures (e.g. catheterizations, gavage feeding, suctioning, epi-pen and glucagon administration etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that procedures that require medically related training are performed in compliance with state law.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: training and supervising personnel performing specialized physical health care procedures; preparing and maintaining comprehensive student health records; preparing and presenting health reports, included state-mandated reports.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced mathematics; read technical information. Compose a variety of documents, basic computer skills and application and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: school nursing services and procedures, and principles and practice of community health nursing; total education program including an understanding of current practices and trends related to school health and factors influencing the learning process; California Education Code related to the responsibilities of a school nurse.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based organizational objectives; and problems solving with equipment is moderate. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: interpreting the school health program and its services to the community; conducting health appraisals and screenings; responding effectively to emergency medical situations; and establishing and maintaining cooperative professional relationships.
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited university.
Valid California Nursing License issued by the California Board of Registered Nurses
Preliminary or Clear School Nurse Service Credential issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
CPR or BLS certificate.
Valid Audiometrist endorsement.
Valid California state drivers license.
Working Conditions
Office and outdoor environment, minimal temperature variations
Phsycal Demands
Sginificant lifiting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling
Must be able to lift 40 pounds
Some stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling
Hearing and speaking to exchange infomration; visual acuity
Significant fine finger dexterity
Exposure to blood and bodily fluids
Requirements for Applying
Letter of Introduction, Resume, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, Appropriate credential (School Nurse Credential)
Requirements for Applying
Letter of Introduction, Resume, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, Appropriate credential (School Nurse Credential)
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