Jeffco Nurses work 185 days a year with summers, nights, weekends and most major holidays off.  Schedules follow the school day and are daytime shifts.  We offer a full suite of benefits including:  medical, dental, vision, paid time off and PERA retirement. To view the full description and apply please visit:  Keyword:  Nurse or job opening #10743

SUMMARY: Serve as the primary health consultant and provide direct care necessary to support student health needs in the school setting. Act as resource to interrelate health and education components to promote and improve school attendance and performance of students. Identify health needs of students through observation, appraisal of health histories and screening programs; and conferences with parents, medical provider(s), and school staff. Provide support to students and staff at assigned schools and programs such as Child Find, Preschool, Outdoor Education Labs, and Jeffco Transition Services. Nursing support is provided according to district guidelines, policies, and protocols. Nursing services also must align with Colorado state guidelines (CDE and CDPHE) and The Board of Nursing requirements, as well as the application of nursing theory and ethics which is utilized as a basis for decision making to support the diverse needs of student populations within the school setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide ongoing training and monitoring of school health room functions and delegated tasks at assigned district sites per district and department protocols and guidelines.

Provide training, delegation, and monitoring of medication administration to identified staff and student health procedures that are necessary to support student health needs in the school setting according to district policies, state law, and Board of Nursing requirements.

Provide direct care to support student health needs as necessary as identified through district nursing and departmental guidelines.

Collaborate with parents and outside medical providers to develop, implement, and review individualized Student Health Plans appropriate to the school setting for those students identified with safety concerns and/or significant health conditions including acute, chronic, or life-threatening conditions.

Consult and participate in educational planning and health education with school staff to promote and improve student school attendance and performance.

Complete student health assessments as needed for Section 504 and Special Education according to district guidelines and Nursing practices. Collaborate with Special Education teams and 504 teams.

Serve as a health liaison and maintain ongoing communication with parents and students, administrators, Health Aides, school staff, medical providers, and community agencies to support student attendance and academic performance.

Consult on communicable disease prevention and control and public health issues as they arise according to district guidelines, local and state public health agency guidelines, and laws.

Participate in the district School Health Services Program (Medicaid) goals including the documentation of billable services for eligible students. Input information into ezEDMed system for reimbursement purposes.

Participate in collaborative teams with Jeffco Public Health Department, and any other county team, to promote individual and nursing team growth, which will benefit student health and wellness.

Assume responsibility for attending required staff professional development, and attending continuing education opportunities that contribute to best practices. This includes all professional competencies, which contributes to the professional growth of employee and colleagues.

Participate as qualified Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider CPR/AED/First Aid/Stop the Bleed Instructor to support District CRR/AED/First Aid/Stop the Bleed staff training.

Participate as a qualified Colorado Shines Instructor to train all school staff regarding medication administration and supporting school staff with all medication needs for students.

Serve as resource for students and families for mental health services which include internal services and external services. This may include providing drug prevention and intervention services to students.

Participate on selected committee work and taskforces as requested. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science/BSRN educational training. Valid Colorado state license to practice as a Registered Nurse. Colorado Department of Education School Nurse K-12 (preschool-21 years) and Department of Regulatory Agency (DORA) certification prior to hire.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prefer experience or education in the following areas: school nursing; pediatric and adolescent nursing including clinical experience in acute, chronic illness, development disabilities, mental health, substance abuse support; and Nurse/Masters prepared within nursing or health domain or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, community or public health nursing.

SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: Low exposure to bruises, cuts, fractures, burns, and/or fatality due to driving accidents.

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The majority of time is spent on the school site including special program sites such as Outdoor Education Lab and Jeffco Transition Services.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, use interpersonal skills, coordinate, instruct, interprets and assess student health information, and use strong decision making and analytical, critical thinking skills.

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