District Nurse/Nursing Supervisor
Salary range: 95
Reports to: Director of Student Services
Provide leadership and support of District-wide health services and strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children; primarily by aiding in the prevention of illness and disability, early detection and correction of health problems, and response to health crises. Coordinate, plan, and implement health-related services for students PreK-12.
- Completion of a Bachelor's degree
- Possession of a valid California School Nurse Services Credential and a valid Audiometrics Certificate
- Possession of a valid California Driver's License
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
- Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
- Possession of a valid State of California RN License and a current/valid CPR/AED Certificate
- Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code.
- Assist in the guidance, supervision, training and evaluation of the School Nursing Team
- Consult with sites and/or attend site-based meetings as requested by the Student Support Team
- Provide professional learning for nurses, health clerks and other staff supervising the health office
- Develop clear systems of monitoring service provision, data collection and evaluation of nursing services
- Conduct immunization programs pursuant to California Education Code, Section 49403, of the California Code of Regulations
- Assess and evaluate the health and developmental status of students
- Review cumulative health records to identify students' health needs and develop appropriate health plans
- Interpret the health and developmental assessment to parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals directly concerned with students
- Design and implement individual student health maintenance plans, incorporating plans directed by a physician
- Refer student and parent or guardian to appropriate community resources for necessary services
- Maintain communication with parents and all involved community practitioners and agencies to promote needed treatment and secure reports of findings pertinent to educational planning
- Interpret medical and nursing findings appropriate to a student's individualized education program and make recommendations to professional personnel directly involved
- Consult with, conduct in-service training for, and serve as a resource person to teachers and administrators
- Oversee and act as a participant in implementing a Comprehensive Health Instruction Curriculum
- Teach health-related subjects under the supervision of a classroom teacher as needed
- Counsel and assist students and parents in health-related and school adjustment services
- Obtain a general health/developmental history of kindergarten students and new enrollees
- Assume emergency care responsibilities as needed
- Periodically review health status of students with identified health problems; complete screening and reports as required by law or as deemed necessary
- Identify students and families in need of health and/or nutrition counseling and provide service as required
- Support the Home Bound Program, which includes collaborating with appropriate departments, data collection, evaluation and follow-up
- Comply with student and staff immunization requirements as per local, State, Federal and District standards. Administer health tests to staff, including TB tests, as required
- Serve on the various committees as required by law or as assigned by the Student Services Director
- Collect data on health related matters to inform programming and services
- Maintain professional competence through participation in professional growth activities as approved
- Perform other specific duties as directed to support District initiatives
- Present appearance, grooming and interpersonal levels which establish a desirable example for students
- Maintain a pro-active demeanor, responsive to the needs of students, parents, teachers and administrators.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Effective interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and data collection skills;
- Ability to work comfortably with students, staff, parents, and community members from diverse backgrounds;
- Ability to promptly return calls and emails, including those from parents, within 48 hours or less;
- Ability to thoroughly understand and effectively implement School and Districy policies and procedures, and to explain them to students and parents;
- Ability to effectively apply nursing knowledge and demonstrate proper techniques and skills in performing nursing duties; accurately observe and record symptoms, behaviors, and reactions; maintain accurate records and prepare reports; maintain patient confidentiality and privacy in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations;
- Ability to develop protocols and procedures that support student health initiatives at District and Site levels;
- Demonstrable understanding of the importance of student health in the context of a rigorous academic environment;
- Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and community partners such as mental health professionals, site administrators, parents, students, and community health partners;
- Knowledge of professional nursing principles, methods and procedures; anatomy and physiology applicable to assigned duties; medical supplies and equipment used in nursing practice; uses and effects of medications and narcotics;
- Positive, successful record as a school nurse, preferred;
- Proficiency in a second language preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee may be required to operate a vehicle in order to travel to different meeting sites or to transport sick students.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time.
The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
Work Year: 12 Months
Revision Date: 02/23/2017
Initial date: 02/23/2017
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.