Specialist, School Nurse Positions

Mukilteo School District 6 Everett , WA 98201

Posted 1 week ago

Anticipated position(s) may be full time, part-time, continuing or non-continuing contract positions. Full time positions are 7.75 hours per day for 182 days plus 3 TRI days. In addition, Nurses receive a supplemental contract for 5 extended days.

Applicants interested must follow the application procedures carefully. Consideration will only be given to fully completed application files. Applicants should indicate whether they are interested in full and/or part time.

JOB TITLE: SCHOOL NURSE

JOB SUMMARY: Provide for the health, wellness and safety of students through: health education, direct service to students, staff and student trainings, and collaboration with student families, Public Health, school staff, and medical/dental/community resources and liaisons.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Identify students having acute and chronic health conditions that affect educational performance.

  • Provide nursing assessments for students being evaluated for possible Special Education placement.

  • Provide individual health care plans and/or 504 plans for students as needed with chronic and acute health conditions and disabilities and student needing treatments and medications.

  • Facilitate home/hospital process for students unable to attend school for health reasons.

  • Provide health education and guidance for students, parents and school staff to promote wellness.

  • Serve as liaison between health care providers and the school staff by evaluating and interpreting health information and by making appropriate referrals for health care, vision, and dental care.

  • Serve as liaison between the schools and the State/County Health Departments for the control of communicable diseases within the school setting.

  • Plan and assist in the implementation of activities including but not limited to vision screenings.

  • Establish procedures, supervise, provide training and assist implementation of the following: immunization compliance, medication administration, medical and/or nursing treatments, health room care of sick and injured students, field trip preparation (including staff medication training) and clothing and medical assist programs.

  • Gather data and make referrals to Children's Protective Services as necessary.

  • Act as consultant, resource and teacher of health education and current health information.

  • Provide annual staff training including but not limited to Infection Control and Blood Borne Pathogens, medical confidentiality and use of Special Needs Consent forms, medication administration, asthma, anaphylaxis, and diabetes.

  • Assist in the development of procedures and forms for Mukilteo School Health Services.

  • Participate in Crisis Team/Disaster planning team at the building level.

  • Train and supervise health room paraeducators.

  • Participate in identifying and reporting current or potential environmental health and safety hazards for students and staff.

  • Order and maintain adequate health room supplies.

  • Plan and provide clear and intentional focused instruction based upon individual student IEP goals using state standards, subject matter content and district curriculum.

  • Recognize individual student learning needs and develop strategies to address those needs for the purpose of promoting individual achievement.

  • Foster and manage a safe, positive learning environment for the purpose of promoting effective student behavior and success.

  • Communicate and collaborate with parents and school community for the purpose of fostering student success and achievement, and meeting special education laws and policies.

  • Participate in and facilitate various meetings for the purpose of addressing student goals and needs, and to meet laws and policies. Meetings may include school and department, manifestation determination, eligibility, evaluation and placement.

  • Maintain and process accurate records/documents as required by State and Federal regulations and district policy.

  • Direct the work of assigned classified staff.

  • Implement and comply with District policies and the Code of Professional Conduct.

  • Maintain consistent attendance and conform to regular work hours specified under contract.

  • Fulfill other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS; MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:

  • Ability to care for acute and chronic health conditions, and to assess student medical needs.

  • Knowledge of communicable diseases and immunization requirements.

  • Knowledge of health and wellness issues including but not limited to nutrition, exercise, good health habits, and human growth and development.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to each pupil, taking into consideration individual background and characteristics.

  • Ability to educate others about health requirements and public health implications.

  • Knowledge of applicable Washington State and federal rules and regulations.

  • Knowledge of subject matter/course content relevant to assignment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of child development.

  • Ability to effectively meet developmental needs of students.

  • Ability to assess and evaluate student progress and achievement.

  • Knowledge of and skills in using effective instructional strategies and practices.

  • Demonstrated competent knowledge and skill in designing and conducting specialized instruction, remediation, and evaluation.

  • Ability to adapt and modify techniques and materials for effectiveness.

  • Skills and abilities in organization, time management and recordkeeping.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others.

  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with parents, students, staff and administrators.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written formats with a variety of constituents.

  • Ability to operate technology devices and specific software programs.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability and commitment to strengthen job-related competencies.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

  • Valid Washington State Educational Staff Associate certificate as a school nurse

  • Valid Washington State RN license and current CPR certification

  • Valid Washington State driver's license required

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful and recent experience as a nurse in a school setting

  • Pediatric experience

  • Student cultural and economic diversity experience, preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: NURSE

Occasionally
1% - 33%

Frequently
34% - 65%

Continually
66% - 100%

Sitting

x

Standing

x

Walking

x

Crouching

x

Kneeling/Crawling

x

Stooping

x

Twisting Knees

x

Twisting Waist

x

Twisting Neck

x

Climbing

x

Balancing

x

Leg/Foot Use

x

Reaching

x

Handling/Grasping

x

Fingering/Feeling

x

Pushing/Pulling

x

Lifting/Carrying

x

Talking

x

Hearing

x

Vision

x

Near Acuity

x

Far Acuity

x

Depth Perception

x

Color Vision

x

Field of Vision

x

Smell

x

Work Outdoors

x

Work Indoors

x


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