School Nurse (District Health Coordinator)
SCHOOL NURSE/DISTRICT HEALTH COORDINATOR
Hiring Pay Range: $44,569.00 - $50,027.00, DOE
Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE), 40 hours/week; 10 months per year
Target Start Date: 7/29/2020 for 2020/2021 School Year
Under the general supervision of the Director of Special Services, performs work of considerable difficulty, leading the Health Services Department according to established policies and procedures.
The School Nurse/District Health Coordinator provides direction toward the development of a school health program which assists each child in reaching his/her optimal physical potential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this job class.)
· Maintains, improves and evaluates the district health program;
· Acts as a coordinator and provides technical assistance and input in the day-to-day operation of the Health Services Department;
· Assists in the development and update of policies and procedures for the Health Services Department;
· Keeps abreast of current school health trends, developments, research, and legislation/regulations;
· Organizes, leads and supervises the Health Services staff;
· Evaluates Health Services personnel yearly in conjunction with the building principals, Special Services Director and Assistant Superintendent;
· May provide performance appraisal data to school principals;
· Observes intervention skills of Health Services personnel and provides technical assistance as needed;
· Conducts orientation and on-going in-service opportunities for Health Services personnel;
· Communicates to Health Services staff information received from the District, community, government, and professional organizations;
· Interviews and recommends Health Services personnel to building principals, Special Services Director, and Governing Board;
· Contributes to the understanding of the Health Services Department through public relations and interagency activities;
· Interprets the Health Services program for district personnel;
· Provides copies of monthly and annual Health Services statistics and makes formal presentations to explain the implications to students and the District;
· Assists in assuring compliance with national, state, county and district school health regulations;
· Administers the Health Services Department budget;
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
· Knowledge of federal, state and CFSD guidelines regarding the Health Services department
· Knowledge of changing growth and behavioral patterns of children
· Knowledge of proper English grammar, usage and spelling
· Skills in developing and delivering school health programs
· Skill in coordinating a health services program and maintaining mandated records
· Skill in training health assistants and registered nurses
· Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing
· Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, administrators, students and parents
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing;
· Minimum of five years of recent experience in nursing; two years of recent experience in school nursing as a registered nurse;
· Education and/or experience related to child growth and development, health appraisals, public health, health care organization/management;
· Current CPR and First Aid certification;
· Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card;
· Valid Arizona driver’s license and own vehicle for transportation;
· Prior supervisory experience as a licensed registered nurse;
· Prior school district experience;
· Requires the ability to work with teachers, parents, coaches, sponsors, and students in a variety of situations and work effectively in a team-oriented school;
· Superior oral and written communication skills;
· Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite;
· Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
· Ability to work cooperatively, effectively, and respectfully with staff, parents, and students from diverse backgrounds.
Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint & Word, and specialized school health software
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion is often required to perform essential functions of the position. Work may involve standing for extended time periods, sitting, bending, reaching and grasping. Occasional lifting and carrying weights up to 50 pounds may be required. Vision and hearing must be acceptable to perform job functions. Verbal communicative ability required in public contact positions.
Works indoors – classroom and/or health office environment. Outdoors – playground, exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures. Exposure to noise, dust and fumes. Extensive contact with students, parents and teachers
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.