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School Nurse Consultant – Westminster Public Schools (Full-Time)


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.  

Qualifications Required:

  • 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

Physical Requirements:

      • 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.

Standard Requirements:

      • 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 mpacheco@westminsterpublicschools.org.

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