Licensed School Nurse, Substitute
Licensed School Nurse, Substitute, 2019-2020 School Year
The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.
Coordinates and delivers a school health program including the delivery of services to students and staff members in order to enhance health and wellness in the school community. Duties are performed in accordance with standards of professional school nurse practice, district/state board of education policies and procedures and state law regarding nurse practice.
Primary responsibility shall include student safety and appropriate collaboration and attention to each student’s readiness to learn including needed guidance, discipline, and welfare. Employee may work in a variety of elementary and/or secondary educational, individual or team settings. Employee may rotate among several schools.
LICENSED PAY RATES FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:
Substitute: $180.09 per day
Extended Substitute: $195.51 per day
2019-2020 Substitute Pay Rates TBD.
- Incumbents must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
- Valid TSPC license or Oregon State Board of Nursing certification (Registered Nurse).
- Possess basic public health preparation and field experience.
- Ability to understand procedures and function in a school system with regard to the special part health services play in the overall education of the student.
- Prior experience in public health or public school nursing or pediatric nursing is desirable.
- Experience in health education in personal safety, nutrition, personal hygiene, AIDS education, and/or drug/alcohol/tobacco training is desirable.
- Valid Oregon Driver’s license and automobile insurance that meets requirements as set by North Clackamas School District and personal vehicle for travel throughout the geographic area of assignment.
- Ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents, district staff, and community members who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse.
- Ability to effectively communicate with parents, students, and staff verbally and in writing.
- Commitment to collaboration and teaming and effectiveness in working within a professional learning community.
- Evidence of continuous professional learning and a commitment to participate in professional growth opportunities and self-reflection on professional practice.
- Bilingual skills.
- Successful experience in a diverse student environment.
- Successful experience in a team environment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- A school nurse may provide any or all of the following:
- Develops and administers a coordinated school health program.
- Collects and analyzes school health information and makes recommendations based upon statistical data.
- Manages school health records in accordance with state and district requirements, providing efficient retrieval of information and other related archival responsibilities.
- Establishes and manages health screening programs according to state mandates and guidelines.
- Participates in the development of health-related policies and procedures in compliance with current health practices.
- Provides and/or delegates direct professional nursing services, first aid, illness, and emergency care to students and staff including nursing assessment, identifying health problems, making referrals for diagnosis and treatment, recommending educational modifications, providing follow-up and evaluation, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
- Provides health information and counseling for students, parents, and staff.
- Develops a medication protocol to safely store, administer, document, and monitor the effectiveness of medication given at school.
- Supervises and/or provides screening and follow up for deficits in vision, hearing, growth and development, and other physical deficits.
- Maintains accurate medical records to assure compliance with state mandates including immunizations, physical examinations, and medical conditions.
- Makes appropriate assessments and referrals for suspected abuse/neglect as a mandated reporter.
- Maintains a user friendly and organized health services facility conducive to confidential communication and services.
- Maintains communication with administrators, teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action, which will meet the health and safety needs of students.
- Initiates contact with and acts as a liaison between the home, school, community health agencies and the private medical sector to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
- Maintains confidentiality regarding all school and health-related issues.
- Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team in the identification, evaluation, and placement of students into special education programs. Writes the health component of the Individual Education Plan or as indicated.
- Recommends modifications of the school program for students who require accommodations due to a health deficit.
- Develops and maintains current health plans for students who need special nursing interventions during the school day.
2. In performing the above duties, works collaboratively in a professional learning community with other teachers, support staff, and others as appropriate, in addressing the needs of students, developing effective practices, and developing and implementing best practices.
3. Actively participates in faculty and grade level or department meetings. In carrying out these responsibilities, follows school policy and procedures, standard practices, and approved curriculum, and will actively and positively support the district vision.
4. Is constantly observant of the needs and challenges of students and promptly engages an administrator or appropriate educational staff as appropriate.
5. Assists in the supervision of students at school activities and events.
6. Establishes a professional growth plan and annually review the plan and progress with the administrator.
7. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as are assigned.
Please refer to the attached job description for more detailed information.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.
North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.
The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.