MEMO 178 – .5 FTE DISTRICT NURSE FOR 2017 – 18 SCHOOL YEAR
Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates for a .5 FTE District Nurse/School Nurse for the Special Services Department for the 2017 – 18 school year. This position is 197 days per year and 20 hours/week.
Salary and Benefits: Licensed Salary Schedule and Confidential/Supervisory Benefits
Licensure, Certifications Required: Oregon State Board of Nursing Licensure
Reports to: Director of Special Education
Approximate Start Date: August 28, 2017
Provide District staff with guidance, training, and education, in dealing effectively and safely with medically involved students, which may require a health protocol or plan. Assist schools in identifying appropriate resources and guidelines in providing health services for all students. Develop, train, delegate and monitor medical protocols for individual students to ensure continuity of medical care and safety.
Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.
Essential Functions include the following:
- Assess students who have been identified with severe health needs and students with potential severe health needs.
- Develop individual protocol/plans and procedures for identified special education students, 504 students, and general education students requiring medical or health interventions, including emergency guidelines.
- Participate on school IEP/IFSP and 504 teams.
- Act as a resource to districts’ existing school health assistants and other staff.
- Provide in-service opportunities for school personnel regarding relevant health issues, such as CPR, medication administration, and life threatening allergy emergencies.
- Train school personnel and delegate as indicted on medical protocols/plans for identified medically fragile students.
- Delegate nursing tasks (i.e. G-tube feeding, tracheotomy suctioning) which are student specific. Monitor delegated school personnel periodically, and minimally annually for accuracy and safety of performing duties.
- Assess students’ health conditions for any changes in their health status and to determine if identified health needs are appropriately met.
- Network with community agencies, care providers, and parents/guardians regarding individual student health needs and school concerns.
- Connect well with students, families and the school community – be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you.
- Keep and maintain current computerized data base using established District format.
- Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
- Act as a resource for administration as new state and federal legislation regarding student health needs is enacted in order for the district to develop appropriate policies and/or procedures to reflect these changes.
- Perform services in accordance District policies and procedures, and within the scope and practice of Oregon Nurse licensure. (Oregon Nurse Practice Act and Oregon Administrative Rules).
- Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust communication and interactions to meet those needs, abilities and interests.
- Assist the District in planning and implementing plans to meet immediate, unusual needs such as pandemics or natural disasters.
Education and/or Work Experience:
- Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from accredited four year college or university.
- Registered Nurse license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing.
- CPR/First Aid Certification required, Instructor Certification preferred.
- Preference will be given to individuals who are eligible for the Oregon School Nurse Certificate from the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
- Community or school nursing experience preferred.
Skills: Valid Oregon Driver’s License and transportation for travel during the work day.
- Use of reliable, insured transportation for on the job travel throughout the District.
- Spanish language skills preferred.
- Competence with basic computer programs including Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Browser, and common data base applications.
- Competence in all nursing skills and procedures for individuals commonly found in community based, non-health care facilities, including but not limited to diabetic management, gastrostomy tube feeding, suctioning, oxygen administration, clean intermittent catheterization, postural drainage, medication management including intramuscular injection of medication.
- Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Travel to multiple school sites, make home visits, as necessary.
For information regarding this position, please email Amy Tidwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire
Bilingual candidates and candidates experienced in working with bilingual students and families will receive preferential consideration.
If you are an in-district employee and wish to be considered for this position, please indicate your interest in writing to Remie Calalang by 4:00 p.m., on May 17, 2017.
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled