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District School Nurse Health Coordintaor

Owensboro Public Schools

Location: 450 Griffith Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: October 27, 2023
TITLE: District Wide School Nurse Health Coordinator
• Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Kentucky.
• Four years’ working as RN with experience in Pediatric, Public Health, or School Nursing.
• Willing to obtain BLS CPR/First Aid Instructor Certification and Instructor Monitoring Certification.
• Proficient computer skills, including excel and powerpoint.
REPORT TO: Director of Transportation, Safety, and Health or Designee
JOB DESCRIPTION: Ensures the delivery of all school health programs and services required in statute and regulation by supporting Principals and other District Leaders.  Support with providing high quality school health services to all students so that students may be in regular attendance and focus on educational achievement.
• Collaborates with school staff, clinic aides, district nurses and school physicians in developing and implementing a total school health program; also, serves as point of contact for designated contracted services, as directed by Supervisor.
• Delegates nursing tasks to designated staff in accordance with Kentucky regulations, documents and maintains records of clinical training.
• Consults with Health Services Assistants/Staff who are under the direct supervision of the Building Principal as needed to problem-solve clinical issues and student, parent or staff concerns; maintain clear and consistent communication with the Building Principal.
• Assures that health screenings and referrals mandated by the State and District Policy are completed.
• Serves as a liaison between school staff, medical providers and student/family and utilizes professional knowledge/skills to evaluate the signs and symptoms of illness or injury while providing recommended appropriate nursing interventions and referrals.
• Provides health counseling to students and staff, and refers to physicians, mental health counselors and agencies after consultation with building administration.
• Assists in the administration and monitoring of student medications and treatments according to District Policy, and Kentucky regulations.
• Assists and/or coordinates interviewing, hiring, disciplining of health staff with oversight of Building Principal; this includes but is not limited to ensuring credentials, supporting with evaluations, assisting with training/feedback specific to health programs.
• Prepares student individual health care plans, and as requested attends 504/IEP meetings for students with medical health care needs.
• Participates in the medical evaluation and school management of special education and medically fragile students.
• Prepares and submits required State, Local and District Health reports.
• Participates in Professional Development through attendance at appropriate District and Nursing conferences.
• Provides students with preventative health education opportunities.
• Provides medication training to medically unlicensed staff and other educational in-service/training to school staff annually or as needed.
• Assures compliance with District Policy and Kentucky immunization laws through appropriate referral to physicians, health care facilities and utilization of Kentucky Immunization Registry.
• Submits yearly required immunization reports to the Department of Public Health.
• Assures compliance with District Policy and State laws regarding student immunizations, exemptions, and exclusions by assessing, documenting, and maintaining the status of all student immunization records.
• Responds to inquiries from principals, students, staff and parents following District guidelines regarding health issues.
• Provides coverage in Health Rooms in absence of Health Service Assistant or Nurse.
• Assist in entering data for health related records, conditions, and visits.
• Must be able to perform first aid and CPR.
• Must be able to have regular contact with children and adults who are ill.
• Responsible for working with FRYSC, school counselors, students’ services, special education staff to ensure the health and basic needs of students are being met.
• Makes home visits as needed in conjunction with other support staff.
• Responsible for working with school food service to design safe menus for students with allergies.
• Implement policy and work with medical personnel, health department and school personnel regarding infectious diseases that affect students.
• Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
• Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.
Subject to both indoor, environmentally controlled and outdoor environments.  Typical office environment including but not limited to telephones, personal interruptions, background noises.  Travel amongst building locations required.  Will require working with or near the public, parents, and children and will be subject to sounds, scents, and other related environmental factors.  This position will require dealing with conflict and requires use of sound judgment.
Physical Demands:
• Standing, walking, sitting, reaching, talking, bending, pushing, and moving throughout the day
• Light physical demand with some lifting of up to 25 lbs; occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance 2 person lift.
• Hand and finger dexterity
• Repetitive movements
• Specific vision requirements: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel Requirements: (Frequency and Duration)
• Less than 20% out of district
• Daily as needed within district boundaries
• Classified salary schedule
• Classified benefits package
• Number of days per year: 230
• Number of hours per day: 8
• FLSA classification: Exempt
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of Classified Personnel.
Primary Location District Wide Salary Range Per Year Shift Type Full Time