Nurse Specialist

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DEFINITION: Enhances the educational process by modification or removal of health related barriers to learning and by promotion of optimal level of wellness. Serves as a liaison between physicians, families, and community health care services and agencies to enhance the quality and continuity of health care for all students at the assigned sites. Assumes responsibility for appropriate intervention, management, and/or referral of all students at assigned sites, including students with chronic health problems and/or special needs. Provides relevant health instruction, counseling and guidance to students, parents, and staff. Upholds professional standards and laws pertaining to health and/or nursing care and District policies.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class).
 
TASKS:
Provides case management of students at assigned sites.  Provides oversight, guidance, and evaluation of health office administrative assistant at each of the assigned sites. Establishes and maintains a comprehensive school health program; collects information about the health and developmental status of the students at assigned sites; uses data collected about the health and status of a student to determine a nursing diagnosis; administers first aid and assesses injuries and illnesses when necessary; case manages chronic medical needs of students including but not limited to asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders; distributes authorized medication; develops nursing care plans; intervenes as guided by the nursing care plans to implement nursing actions that promote, maintain, or restore health, prevent illness, and affect rehabilitation; assesses student responses to nursing actions in order to reassess progress made toward goal achievement.
 
Documents Nursing Care via computer program, and gathers statistics for District and state records; participates in Medicaid in Public Schools (MIPS) program as defined by District policies; monitors  immunization records and facilitates compliance with state immunization requirements; collaborates with other health professionals; assists students, families, and groups to achieve optimal levels of wellness through health education; collaborates with the health care team in assessing, planning, and implementing school health services; performs other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of School Nurse policies and procedures manual.
Knowledge of Department and District policies and procedures related to health services.
Knowledge of Federal and State mandates relating to health services.
Skill in applying appropriate theory as basis for decision-making in nursing practice.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Skill in entering and maintaining student health records in the computer health information system
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is performed in an indoor environment.  Work may involve occasional lifting and carrying weight up to 25 pounds or assisting in moving or lifting children. Walking, stooping, bending, reaching, lifting, twisting, standing and sitting for extended periods will be required as a normal part of the job.  Visual weakness must not prohibit the performance of assigned duties.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Current Arizona Registered Nurse License
Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License
Current Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification

PREFERRED
Bachelor’s degree
Bilingual in English and Spanish
National School Nurse Certification

Additional certifications may also be required as specified by the District.
 
Depending on the needs of the District, some incumbents in this class must be able to demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and English as a condition of employment.

Salary Grade: Refer to the Professional (PNT) Salary Schedule        FTE: 1.0             Days: 211         Start Date: 2020/2021 School Year 

Posted By

Sunnyside USD 12

6910 South Santa Clara Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85756
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,172

State Average: $8,651

% ELL Students

13%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

19.53

State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 12%

FTE

1,952

State Average: 143