The School Nurse is responsible for providing expertise and oversight of school health services and promotion of health education; provide health care to students; serve as a liaison between school personnel, family, community, and healthcare providers to advocate for healthcare of students and a healthy school environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
School Nursing – District and School Staff
- Provide training for school staff regarding student health care needs and plan of care.
- Provide annual training, delegation, and ongoing supervision of unlicensed school personnel in the administration of medication or other special health care procedures.
- Assess and provide consultation regarding communicable diseases and significant illness/injury.
- Provide CPR, First Aid, Medication and Universal Precautions training for key school personnel.
- Provide annual diabetes training and on-going support for diabetes management at school.
- Assess physical and emotional environment of schools to promote a healthy school environment.
- Participate in the development of emergency plans to assist students with special health care needs during crises.
- Collect, interpret and evaluate student health data and state required health-related reporting.
- Collect data on absences, accidents and illnesses to improve and support school health services
- Serve as a liaison between school, community health resources and state organizations.
School Nursing – Students and Families
- Provide health consultation for students with significant health care needs requiring modification or accommodations in the school setting.
- Develop and implement Individualized Health Care Plans and services for students with disabilities and/or students with significant health issues.
- Provide direct health care to students and staff for acute injury and illness and chronic health conditions.
- Conduct health assessments, interpret medical data, and participate in special education, Individualized Education Plan development, including Child Find and 504 accommodations.
- Provide phone consultation services; triage traumatic injuries and acute medical conditions.
- Act as a liaison between students, schools, parents, and community health care providers and organizations.
- Contact parents to obtain staffing information, deal with health issues, and mediate between the school and home.
- Assist with and consultation for school health screening programs (vision, hearing, etc.) and follow-up on select referrals and complex cases.
- Support and supervise compliance of all students with Colorado state immunization requirements.
- RN, BSN, Licensed in the State Colorado
- One year of school nursing or pediatric nursing experience highly desired
- Certified CPR/First Aid instructor, or willingness and ability to become certified in timely manner
- The duties outlined above require certain physical capabilities, which must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Support the mission and values of Kids First Health Care
- School Nurse Provisional or Professional Special Services Licensure from the Department of Education
- Fingerprinting and background check
- Valid Colorado driver’s license
Reports to: WPS Director of School Nursing Services
Program/Department: WPS School Nursing
Direct Reports: None
Employment Type: Full-Time Exempt
To apply, please send your resume to Mary Rae Pacheco, Director of School Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org.