Openings as of 4/22/2019Health Services
This job reports to District Registered Nurse
• Administers medication and specialized procedures to identified student(s) (e.g. catheterization, suctioning, tube feeding, etc.) for the purpose of providing directed health care services.
•Communicates with teacher/s and a variety of health care professionals (e.g. District Registered Nurse, Speech Therapist, PTs, COTAs, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP and Health Care Plan objectives.
•Documents student's daily activities (e.g. behavior, health care services, use of special equipment, on/off task times, etc.) for the purpose of completing daily logs and student's hourly activities.
•Implements under the supervision of assigned teacher and Registered Nurse, plans designed by IEP team for students with special health conditions as well as the Health Care Plan for the purpose of presenting and/or reinforcing learning concepts.
• Maintains special equipment for the purpose of providing assistance as required by the student.
• Models conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating
appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner.
•Monitors and documents students' daily activities as related to health issues (e.g. class schedule, toileting, medication, appetite, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment.
• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
•Provides instructional assistance (e.g. math, science, reading, behavioral skills, daily living skills, writing, verbal skills, etc.) for the purpose of implementing IEP goals; and ensuring students success.
• Remains with student at all times for the purpose of providing for the safety of student.
•Reports daily health conditions of student(s) for the purpose of informing the supervising Registered Nurse and parents if directed to do so.
• Responds to emergency situations or health emergencies for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: age appropriate activities when working with high risk youth; and concepts of grammar and punctuation.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined and similar processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; and operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; frequent climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing.
The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.
Experience - Job related experience is required.
Education - Community College and/or Vocational School degree with study in job related area
Equivalency - None Specified
Required Testing - None Specified
Certificates & Licenses - Licensed Practical Nurse
Current CPR Certificate
Continuing Educ. / Training - None Specified
Clearances - Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
Hours: 7.5 hours daily, 182 days a year
Starting Salary Range: $42,147/yr Starting Salary Range: $42,990/yr with Master's Degree
The job of District Registered Nurse was established for the purpose/s of assessing the health needs of students; developing
emergency care plans and individual health plans, incorporating input from parent and/or physician; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.
This job reports to Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Student Services.
•Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. oral suctioning, catheterization, defibrillator, etc. ) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
•Administers mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, hearing, health screenings, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
•Assesses situations involving students' safety, abuse and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
•Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
•Conducts age appropriate programs and/or activities in conjunction with classroom curriculum (e.g. health education, nutritional workshops, etc.) for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans.
•Develops and oversees the implementation of individual student care plans for the purpose of addressing students' health needs, providing direction to site personnel and/or and implementing directions/orders provided by physicians with parent input.
•Maintains contact with parents/guardians, physicians, and caregivers for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
•Maintains students' confidential files and records (e.g. individualized health care plans, agency referrals, accident reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal requirements and professional standards.
•Monitors site assessments (e.g. health issues, student health records, emergency preparedness, crisis plans, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues and/or providing recommendations for improving safety and accessibility.
•Monitors students with acute and chronic illnesses for the purpose of assisting the child in achieving the highest possible functional level.
•Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars (e.g. interdisciplinary teams, community agency meetings, etc.) for the purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on students health needs, service delivery, and educational programs, and/or improving skills and knowledge.
•Prepares and submits district, state and federal reports for the purpose of ensuring that all information is correct and submitted according to established guidelines and procedures.
•Provides training on a variety of health related subjects (e.g. CPR, disaster preparedness, child abuse, health education, medication management, policies and procedures, substance abuse, growth and development, food allergies, hygiene, etc.) for the purpose of promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle and/or acting as a resource to students, teachers, and other school personnel.
• Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up treatment and services.
•Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. suspected child or substance abuse, contagious diseases, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
•Researches a variety of topics relating to health and medical care (e.g. wellness, nutrition, treatment protocols, childhood diseases, etc.) for the purpose of providing information to staff, students, parents, and the public.
•Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc. ) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.
Job Requirements: Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (Minimum Qualifications)
Skill-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; handling hazardous materials/waste; operating equipment used in clinical setting; operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Knowledge-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: health standards and hazards; safety practices and procedures; stages of child development; pediatric and family nursing practices; community health concepts; and pertinent policies, codes, regulations and/or laws.
Ability-Based Competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; dealing with distraught, angry or hostile individuals; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; working flexible hours; and working with detailed information/data.
Required Testing None Specified Certificates & Licenses Registered Nurse License Continuing Educ. / Training None Specified Clearances Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance