Job Description


Job Number:2017-2481

School Nurse
ERAC-Health & Wellness

FTE: 1.000
Hours Per Day: 7.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $45,518.00 - $88,792.00

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: Multiple positions available- Strong mentor program, family friendly schedule,
summers & holidays off, professional development, opportunities for summer
income

JOB TITLE: SCHOOL NURSE

GROUP: HEA

WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: 180

FLSA STATUS
: Exempt

SUMMARY: : The position of school nurse is to assist each student to achieve his/her maximum learning potential

through maintaining optimum physical, mental, social and environmental health.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline
students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-
tune their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not

exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also

be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

HEALTH SERVICES:

- Identifies student health problems and needs and shares necessary information and its implication with staff;

- Maintains a health record for all students, recording screening results on individual student cards;

- Assumes the responsibility for screening procedures, such as hearing, vision, and scoliosis;

- Reviews and follows up on all student immunization compliance as required by state regulations;

- Performs special education health assessments and participates in staffing and I.E.P. planning;

- Recommends appropriate medical supplies for the schools;

- Assists the school in providing care for injured or ill students at school;

- Performs other health-related duties as requested by the principal as time permits.

HEALTH EDUCATION:

- Provides resources for health and medical concerns for students and staff;

- Provide classroom presentations of health issues as requested by staff or as needed and time permits;

- Plans and coordinates health care management for students with special health care needs;

- Provides staff in-service in areas of identified need, i.e., C.P.R., seizure care, control of communicable

diseases as time permits;

JOB DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL NURSE

- Assists in evaluating learning resource material and curricula in the area of health.

HEALTH COUNSELING:

- Consults with student, parents, teachers and other staff to obtain appropriate medical care for students;

- Assists parents and school personnel to understand and accept children with special needs;

- Works with students individually or in groups in areas such as; substance abuse, self-esteem, acute and

chronic disease, sexual abuse prevention and treatment

- Consults, advises and may refer staff in the areas of health monitoring and counseling.

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

- Respects individual children and their needs and maintains student rapport;

- Deals in a professional manner with personal and health information;

- Maintains professional relationships with staff, parents and students;

- Liaison between school, family and community health services.

PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH:

- Is responsible for personal and professional growth

- Demonstrates an awareness of one's own strengths and limitations to improve or enhance competence

- Is punctual and reliable

Other Functions

- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit and supporting student learning objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
WA State ESA School Nurse Certificate

Current Washington State RN License

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Criminal background clearance

Washington State Driver’s license and proof of insurance

First Aid/CPR certification and maintain valid certification

Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Effective role modeling and high skill level in the healthcare field

Evaluating and implementing best practices in a health services organization

Interpreting and ensuring compliance with state, federal and district guidelines.

Contributing to the health services team in a positive, proactive manner

School board policies and procedures

ABILITY TO:

Communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing at all levels

Read and comprehend complex manuals, reports, communications and other documents

Operate a variety of general office equipment including a microcomputer and related software

Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community

Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions

Work cooperatively with staff, students and parents in a school environment

Make sound decisions and resolve staff conflicts tactfully and diplomatically

JOB DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL NURSE

Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion

Work under pressure at various locations throughout the district

Work independently and with minimal supervision

Maintain strict confidentiality

Establish and maintain medical records and filing systems and to prepare reports in a timely manner

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Health and Social Services

EVALUATION: This position will be evaluated by the Director of Health and Social Services or designee based on

performance of duties and responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an

employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made

to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to bend neck and back. The

employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands for repetitive grasping and for pushing and pulling.

The employee is frequently required to climb stairs, reach overhead, knee stand and push and pull. The

employee is occasionally required to use hands for fine manipulation, squat, kneel, lift overhead, crawl, and lift

and carry. The employee must constantly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or carry up to 39

pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry a maximum of 50 pounds. The employee is required to push and pull a

maximum force of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to

adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an

employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be

made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. Floor surfaces are varied. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The

employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must

adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. May occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather

conditions. May occasionally be required to accompany children on field trips.

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Revised by Human Resources to add WorkSteps and update Physical Demands and Work Environment, 2015.07.01
Transferred to new format by Human Resources, 2014.05.16
Revised by Human Resources, 10/11
Revised by the Personnel Department 2/92

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not

intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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