School Nurse Supervisor
Uplift Education - Irving, TX

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SUMMARY

The School Nurse Supervisor provides services that meet the health needs of the students and staff on a school campus or campuses; and supervises and trains other staff to do so. The School Nurse Supervisor is responsible for implementing the Uplift school health services program that is best suited to the population of the campus or campuses. Facilitates positive student responses to normal development; promotes health and safety; intervenes with actual and potential health problems; provides case management; and actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assists with hiring appropriate district and campus level staff through establishing criteria for education and experience, as well as departmental and campus staffing needs
  • Determines the goals and priorities of the health services program in conjunction with nursing and other staff, within the framework established by the district
  • Develops programs and recommends policies related to health and safety
  • Coordinates the departmental and district staff development, orientation, training and certification as related to health needs of students
  • Educates faculty and staff as needed on health related topics
  • Assists with planning of budget for health services
  • Serves as a member of the emergency and crisis response team for the district and/or campus
  • Establishes effective procedures for carrying out mandatory screening programs and submitting required reports
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates LVNs and unlicensed diabetes care assistants, other unlicensed assistive personnel, or other school personnel as designated by the campus leader to have responsibility for assisting students with health needs
  • Provides direct care, as needed, utilizing professional assessment skills, the nursing process and established school health protocols
  • Where applicable, participates in the Individual Education Plan development
  • Exercise professional judgment in making decisions
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position may supervise LVNs, Health Office Aides, and other campus employees having responsibility for assisting students with health needs. May supervise across multiple campuses.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

B.S.N. or Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline preferred. Qualified to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas and holds an unrestricted license. Certified in CPR (or obtain within the first 6 months). Minimum of one year experience in public health nursing, community health nursing, school health nursing or pediatric nursing. Ability to speak Spanish preferred. Demonstrates a genuine interest in the student population and its health needs.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Communicate appropriately and effectively with students, parents, administrators and other school personnel.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook). Ability to use basic office equipment. The ability to learn and use other software as necessary.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.

PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described below 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.

Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.

Exposure to bacteria and/or communicable diseases is possible.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The environment requires close proximity to other employees, frequent interruptions, extended periods of time viewing a computer screen, and noise levels from moderate to high. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

MODIFICATION OF DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

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