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Cortez School Nurse

MONTEZUMA CORTEZ SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1 School Nurse POSITION INFORMATION Job Position: School Nurse Start Date: 2018-2019 School Year Subject & Grade: District Wide Organization: Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Designation: School Nurse Location: Cortez, CO Type: Contractual Contact: Sue Ciccia Full/Part Time: Full time Email: sciccia@cortez.k12.co.us mailto:jwayman@cortez.k12.co.us Benefits: Yes Phone: 970-565-7313 Compensation: Commensurate to experience DistrictWebsite: cortez.k12.co.us Montezuma-Cortez Mission and Values Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their potential and graduate ready for college and career. Our district is driven by our core values: Kids First Working Together for Educational Excellence Whatever it Takes We are looking for passionate teachers who are interested in joining a dynamic team of educators dedicated to closing the achievement gap in a high-need, diverse community of learners. We are privileged to serve students from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and the Navajo Tribe, which contributes greatly to the cultural richness of our community and schools. REPORTS TO: Director of Health Services Works collaboratively with building administrators, secretaries and special education service providers and peers POSITION SUMMARY: Works to advance the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of students. The roles of the school nurse include manager of the health care program, deliverer of health services, advocate of health rights of children, and promoter of sound health care practices within the school setting. The school nurse performs duties in a manner consistent with professional standards, the Colorado Nurse Practice Act, other state and local statutes and/or regulations applicable to school nursing practice, and adheres to school district policies. PRACTICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manager of Health Care: Assist administrators in developing school health policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the school district and monitor compliance. Attend committee meetings, in-services and conferences regarding health services. Coordinate district's health and nursing services by updating and maintaining cumulative health and immunization records, supervising the completion of accident and incident reports, managing mandated programs, providing statistical summary reports on a monthly and/or annual basis as needed. Supervise paraprofessional staff assigned to the health office. Deliverer of Health Services: Manage the mandated screening program. Identify students with special health concerns or conditions and develop health care actions plans (HCAP) or 504 Plans with specific goals, objectives and interventions. Perform necessary training and supervision of non-licensed staff on delegated health-related activities. Plan with administrators, teachers, and other school personnel to modify the school environment for children with special health care needs. Respond to building level referrals on health/safety concerns. Assume authority for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury or emergency illness until access to advanced care providers can be secured. Administer first aid in accordance with standard first aid procedures and insure that designated members of faculty have current first aid/CPR training. Follow communicable disease control procedures, inform and advise administration and/or parents regarding school exclusion and readmission. Participate as a team member in special education team meetings, reporting on health needs and any screenings and assessments done. Oversee and administer medications in accordance with established policy. Delegate to school level personnel safe the appropriate dispensing of medication and routine first aid according to established guidelines. Participate in the teaching of identified health and safety related topics to students when the need indicates, apart from the health science curriculum. Provide in-service training to staff regarding health-related issues. Advocate of the Health Rights of Children: Report physical and sexual abuse and neglect in collaboration with referring staff member as mandated by law. Monitor school environment and report recommendations for changes to reduce health and safety hazards. Assist in assessing in-school and community health care resources for students. Make home visits when necessary. Serve as liaison between the medical community, the school and the parents regarding student health concerns. Promoter of Sound Health Care Practices: Assist school personnel in maintaining sanitary standards in schools. Review the school health program, practices, services and activities to determine if they are valid in light of current standards, and in tune with student health needs and district policy goals and objectives. Review and evaluate personal job performance and maintain professional development through inservice and/or self-directed professional growth activities. Coordinate or participate in activities of advisory groups affecting health and safety issues and consults with community agencies to assure appropriate utilization of resource. Participate in or initiate research related to student health issues. Other Duties as Assigned POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Education and Experience: Current Colorado Registered Nurse License Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred CDE Special Services License preferred Current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid Experience working with children, school, or community/public health nursing preferred Supervisor experience helpful Knowledge, Skills, and Mental Ability: Appropriate assessment and intervention in emergency situations. Knowledge of developmental norms in school-age children. Knowledge and acceptance of diverse populations. Professional personal presentation. Ethical work practices and confidentiality. Ability to prioritize tasks. Ability to organize work schedule and meet deadlines. Flexibility. Effective written and oral communication skills. Good interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work independently and be a team player. Stress management skills. Management and supervisory skills Equipment and Materials Used: includes, but not limited to: Stethoscope Nebulizer Thermometers Telephone and Cell Phone Blood pressure cuff Audio Visual Equipment Audiometer Fax Machine Vision screening equipment Copy Machine Glucometer Computer Peak Flow Meter Personal automobile and insurance Otoscope Stadiometer Physical Requirements Needed to Perform Tasks and Responsibilities: Vision and auditory acuity within normal range. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, if over 50 lbs, must use 2 person lift Physical ability to respond quickly to an emergency. Capable of walking, bending, standing, sitting, running, pushing and pulling Working Conditions: Exposure to infectious disease. Exposure to body fluids. Use of visual display terminal. Work in areas of fluorescent lighting SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Management and Supervisory skills The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term. " />

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