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School Nurse (.50 FTE)
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Job Description

School Nurse (.50 FTE, Temporary position through June 2019)

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Job Summary

Under the direction of the County Superintendent and under the general supervision of the Coordinator of School Health Services, and under direct supervision of administrator, provide specialized assistance in the County health services program for students, including those developmentally delayed; participate in the assessment and placement of special education students; monitor and train staff in specialized health care procedures and provide health services to students.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities includes but not limited to:

1. Provide specialized assistance in the County health services program for students; prepare and participate in the assessment of the health and developmental status of students; participate in the development of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students as assigned; Conduct physical examinations to assess students’ physical condition and health in such areas as hearing, vision, scoliosis screenings and other conditions;
2. Examine students for illness, injury and medical emergency; administer first aid as necessary; document and report unusual or critical cases to appropriate authorities;
3. Monitor and train staff in specialized health care procedures; teach a variety of health related topics on a one-to-one or group basis; serve as a consultant on health related topics;
4. Provide health information and services to students regarding such issues as medications and health care procedures; provide information in person or on the telephone to school site personnel with the County; communicate with students, staff, families, caregivers, and health care providers;
5. Participate as a member of IEP teams; provide input to IEP’s; observe and assess student progress; prepare reports as necessary;
6. Design and implement an Individualized School Health Plan, Emergency Care Plan, Individual Education Plan and/or Section 504 Plan related to health care needs or chronic illnesses;
7. Determine the appropriate level of care for students with specialized health care needs or chronic illnesses; interpret assessments and medical information to provide direction to school staff working with the students;
8. Process paperwork to assure students receive necessary examinations and follow up care; prepare and maintain various health and other related files, records, and reports according to established procedures; assure compliance with State and Federal mandates related to health care;
9. Train, monitor, supervise and responsible for licensed and unlicensed staff delivering routine medications, health care procedures and emergency protocols;
10.Provide school nurse case management services for students;
11.Counsel students and parents regarding health or school related issues and provide information and referral to community services;
12.Provide in-service training to County personnel regarding communicable diseases and other health concerns; serve on various school committees and attend meetings as assigned;
13.Assist in delivery of comprehensive health education to students;
14.Uses professional skills, nursing judgment and leadership ability to create a safe and healthy school environment that supports the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement of students;
15.Perform federal and state mandated tasks including but not limited to emergency care; child abuse reporting; communicable disease control, prevention and follow up; and CHDP, audiometric, scoliosis and vision screening;
16.Perform routine and emergency direct healthcare services and provide referrals;
17.Maintain, protect and manage confidential electronic, spoken and written student health records and information;
18.Maintain records for reimbursement and billing to Medi-Cal;
19.Audit for compliance with Child Health and Disability Program (CHPD) and immunization requirements;
20.Operate a variety of specialized health service equipment, such as stethoscope, thermometer, scoliometer, and otoscope;
21.Operate standard office equipment, such as computer, copy machine, and facsimile;
22.May participate in a variety of meetings, including Student Study Team meetings;
23.Maintains positive working relationships with those in the course of work;
24.Complies with the rules and regulations set forth in the California Education Code; Title V; Procedures and Policies of the Nevada County Office of Education; and policies and procedures of the local district(s) as assigned;
25.Requisition, stock and inventory medical, first aid and office supplies as necessary;
26.Perform related duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Child development, common childhood health care agencies and resources, public school operations and materials, and methods of health education;
Current health care practices, medication effects and proper administration procedures;
Proper operation of specialized health assessment instruments;
Modern medical terminology, equipment and techniques;
Diagnostic methods for medical conditions and diseases;
Accepted testing techniques for hearing, vision and scoliosis and other screenings;
Accepted methods and principles of personal hygiene;
Genetic and environmental disorders which effect cognitive, motor, visual, and auditory development;
IEP requirements;
Administration, analysis, and interpretation of a variety of assessment measures.

Ability to:
Work with minimal supervision and to adapt to a variety of settings;
Perform health care services in emergency situations;
Counsel and teach pupils, teachers, staff and parents regarding health needs and functions;
Give specialized instruction to schoolchildren of wide ranges of age and abilities
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action during routine and emergency situations;
Perform technical duties related to assigned components of the IEP program;
Prepare and deliver oral presentations regarding health and safety issues and communicable diseases;
Identify various health needs, and unusual and critical cases;
Effectively plan and organize work;
Establish and maintain files, records, reports and referrals;
Serve as a positive, contributing member of an educational team;
Display interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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About Nevada County Superintendent of Schools

We are located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills of California, only 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA and 85 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. We have four mild climate seasons, with an abundance of outdoor activities. Enjoy the beautiful lakes for swimming, fishing, picnics, and water skiing. Explore the wilderness with a walk, hike or mountain bike on one of our many trails. Have a shopping expedition in our charming and quaint downtown center with an eclectic mix of old-fashioned shops, unique one-of-a-kind stores and upscale boutiques. Savor the taste of homegrown vegetables and fruit at our farmer’s markets. Enrich your life with exposure to some of the finest visual, literary and performing artists in the area. Sip on hand-crafted, mountain grown wines and escape to Nevada County where the air is clean, the sky is blue and the forest is just a five minute walk away. It’s the perfect excuse to leave the city behind.