School Nurse - Full time closed
3 months ago
Not Applicable
Full Time
Southwest / Boise
Job Description

The Payette School District has the following opening for the 2020-2021 school year:

SCHOOL NURSE

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement preferred

  2. Minimum experience of two years preferred

  3. Demonstrated expertise in school health nursing practice and emergency procedures

  4. Knowledge of child growth and development, community and family dynamics, current health issues, and wellness education

  5. Knowledge of community health and social services resources

  6. Ability to communicate effectively with non-school health professionals and social service agencies

  7. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff and community groups and organizations

  8. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO

Superintendent, Building Principals and Director of Special Services

JOB SUMMARY

To promote health and safety in the school environment and provide health services to students, faculty, and staff. To assist with the teaching of sound health practices.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Health Services and Education

  1. Work in cooperation with the school health professionals, members of the staff, parents, and community health professionals to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness

  2. Promote a healthy/safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the school

  3. Promptly report issues that may arise to the building principals

  4. Provide emergency care in case of sudden illness and administer first aid in case of injury to students or staff according to established policies and procedures

  5. Be responsible for the availability and maintenance of required medical supplies and equipment

  6. Administer prescribed medication to students in accordance with law and Board policy Provide training and supervision for the administration of emergency medication, help prevent and control communicable disease through inspections, lectures, exclusion, and readmission of students and staff in keeping with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy

  7. Notify the building principal or his or her designee to arrange for immediate examination of any pupil who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  8. Assist the building principal and the child study team in the identification and placement of students with disabilities who need special education services

  9. Provide special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities

  10. Conduct health services and screening programs as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy

  11. Make referrals and conduct follow up activities as necessary

  12. Collaborate with community and other non-school health agencies to meet the health needs of children and families

  13. Participate in the development of a comprehensive health education curriculum

  14. Upon request, assist teachers with instruction of certain health units

  15. Provide information and training on health matters at staff meetings and during in-service trainings

  16. Provide information to parents and children in a format that allows them to make better choices that improve their health

  17. Confer with and advise students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health and safety of students

Administrative Activities

  1. Assist the district office with the preparation of the schools’ health budget

  2. Assist in the development of policies and procedures for comprehensive health education and services

  3. Develop and maintain the annual School Nursing Plan in conjunction with the superintendent and building principals, including determining how basic nursing services will be provided, providing a summary of specific medical needs of individual students and how they will be addressed, determining what emergency nursing services will be available, and providing detailed nursing assignments for all school buildings,

  4. Prepare health and safety reports as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy and as requested by the Building Principal

  5. Report any suspicion of child abuse to local law enforcement or the Department of Health and Welfare, as well as the director of special services and the building principal

  6. Maintain up to date health records on all students including separate records of immunizations and ensure their confidentiality

  7. Medicaid PCS case management and billing

OTHER

  1. Participate in the development and implementation of the district’s emergency and crisis management plan

  2. Schedule and supervise health surveys of students and staff

  3. Receive training in the treatment of asthma and maintain a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate

  4. Receive training and certification in the use of AEDs as required by the director of special services and/or the building principal

  5. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications

  6. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education

  7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise

  8. Represent the school district in a positive manner

  9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command

  10. Compile health histories for students and write care plans as needed

  11. Medicaid PCS case management and billing with SPED.

  12. Student health education for diabetes and any other serious health issue toothbrushing, handwashing and hygiene, 4th-grade puberty education

  13. Health screenings include vision, hearing, scoliosis, dental

  14. Arrange flu shots for staff in the Fall, mammogram in Spring

  15. First aid as needed

  16. Perform other duties as assigned

Candidates should complete the online Payette School District Certified Application and upload the following:

  1. An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position of which you are making application

  2. Cover letter

  3. Resume

  4. Photocopies of college transcripts

  5. Photocopy of current Idaho Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement

  6. Photocopy of Praxis or specified credits that verify highly qualified status

  7. (3) current letters of recommendation

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.



Equal Opportunity Employer

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.