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Belgrade Public Schools Belgrade Public Schools - School Nurse 2022-2023-89 in Belgrade, Montana

Title: School Nurse 2022-2023-89 Reports to: Head Nurse or Building Principal School/Building: High School Status: School Session days FTE .50 – 10 month/School Year position Start Date: August 24,2022 Working your family schedule and contributing to our local education community, 3% annual increases along with negotiated cost of living increases. Competetive benefit package and state retirement plan available. Fully vested in five years. Purpose To enhance the educational process by maximizing the health and well-being physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally of school-aged children and adolescents enrolled in the Belgrade School District. Essential Job Duties Manage school health services program in each assigned school. Provides basic health care to students, including basic first aid and emergency care for ill and injured student(s). Evaluates ill students in accordance to district policies and procedures, and makes parent contact as necessary. Perform skilled nursing procedures including planning, training, monitoring, and supervision of students under care. Provides student instruction on nutrition, hygiene, grooming, weight control, health promotion, first aid, disease prevention, substance abuse, and related health concerns. Maintains accurate health records for each student, including immunizations, mandated health screenings, emergency contact information, and medical history as reported by the parent and health care provider. Administer medication, following the district medication policy and physician orders Accurately record office visits, medication administration, vision and hearing screenings, and health related concerns. Maintain accurate medication logs, medication administration forms, and medication disposal records. Review health screening information and record information into the student’s health record. Update immunization records and follow state immunization guidelines to ensure immunization compliance. Conduct vision and hearing screening. Interpret health findings for educational staff regarding the impact of health concerns on learning and accommodations required at school. Implement health education programs designed to promote student health and well-being. Communicate, educate, and/or instruct school staff regarding information and interventions as outlined in individual health care plans. Participate on Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams for students with health/sensory/physical concerns or impairments that may interfere with learning including providing special education related services (direct and/or indirect) in the area of health/physical when needed. Manage the care of individual students with special health needs and/or mental health needs through assessment, planning, and evaluation; Make observations and assesses condition; implements health care plan for each student referred; counsels with student, parents, and/or teachers about health concerns. Utilize and promote optimal communication between the family, school, physician, and/or community agencies. Performs routine health screenings for students; Conduct health reviews and school nurse health assessments (when necessary) on students being evaluated for special education or receiving special education services. Keeps logs of visits and care given. Ensures adequate and proper medical supplies are available. Receive and carry out verbal or written orders from medical doctors. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, health associates, and the general public. Assist students and families in obtaining health care in the community by referrals to appropriate agencies. Conduct staff trainings on health related topics Utilize the nursing process in response to referrals from schools to initiate a plan of action for resolving health problems. Collaborate with community health agencies concerning health issues. Participate in educational programs designed to increase knowledge and enhance the quality of nursing care. Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary committees, when requested by the Director of Special Education/Special Services or the Building Principal. Orient, provide training, and document skills of school personnel providing health services to students. Perform other duties/tasks consistent with the goals and objections of this position. Knowledge Skills Abilities Thorough knowledge of the common medical practices, procedures and techniques associated with a standard physical examination. Thorough knowledge of the preliminary diagnosis of medical problems and the administration of medications related to treatment and first aid. Knowledge of computer applications and medical technology as related to specific job functions. Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to school medical services. Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Knowledge and ability to perform computer operation/skills. Knowledge of the concepts of grammar and punctuation. Advanced knowledge of Windows software programs, Word, Outlook, Excel, etc. Working knowledge of school systems. Knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Ability to be flexible, handle a variety of tasks, and manage multiple tasks. Ability to follow technical oral and written instructions in exact detail. Ability to administer medications and apply therapeutic treatments as required. Ability to create and maintain accurate and applicable reports, records and files. Ability to interpret a variety of written or oral instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing or orally. Ability to handle and manage stressful situations. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. Ability to make sound decisions and recommend changes. Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to operate standard office equipment and job related equipment. Ability to work with a diversity of individuals, students and/or groups. Ability to effectively problem solve to identify issues, interpret data and implement Action-plans. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups, students, parents, staff and establish and maintain effective relationships. Ability to maintain and manage confidentiality and use discretion related to employment and student matters. Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions. Ability to problem solve to analyze issue. Ability to manage time, independent prioritize work and responsibilities and adapt to changing work priorities. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Skill in adhering to safety practices. Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited university or college. Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) from the Montana Board of Nursing. Successful experience working as a nurse. Current CPR Certification for the Healthcare Professional. Preferred Qualifications Previous school health office experience. Necessary special requirements: Montana Driver’s license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date. Maintain all required certifications required to perform job responsibilities, First Aid, CPR, etc. Equipment: Computer, calculator, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax, health-care equipment. Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards Frequently requires exposure to blood borne pathogens and required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. Work regularly requires speaking, standing, walking, sitting, and lifting. Occasionally requires stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, bending and leaning, pushing or pulling, and repetitive motions. Performs routine school nurse work. Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations. Exposed outside in weather extremes. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. Significant fine finger dexterity. Frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications and ability to hear conversations in moderate to loud environments. May be required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis with or without an accommodation. Guidance and reinforcement are usually available. The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity. Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications. Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another. Mobility and travel between schools and the Administration office. Effective hearing and speech abilities. Work area is generally a hazard free environment. Demonstrates regular attendance performing duties as described. Reports to work fit for duty with characteristics inherent to the position. The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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