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School District Registered Nurse

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Bethel School District, Eugene

Job Details
Bethel School District is seeking appropriately licensed candidates to join a dynamic District Health team of registered nurses, health assistants, and administrators. Candidates must have the skills and abilities to foster trusting, professional and collaborative relationships with students, staff, and families. This position is 40 hours/week and follows the District academic calendar. This position will provide support to students, families and staff in on-site Hybrid instruction, Limited In Person Instruction, Comprehensive Distance Learning, tutoring and other instructional models.

About Bethel
Bethel Schools are committed to creating safe, caring, mutually respectful environments where all students are honored and valued for their diverse cultural backgrounds, strengths and abilities in every instructional practice and school activity to support academic achievement and student success.

With approximately 5,500 students in 11 schools, Bethel School District is committed to excellence in every aspect of its operation. Bethel is located in northwest Eugene in Oregon’s picturesque Willamette Valley. Approximately 2 hours south of Portland, Eugene is home to the University of Oregon and enjoys a mild climate, wonderful recreation opportunities and a welcoming atmosphere.

About the position of District Nurse
Develop, train, delegate, and monitor medical protocols for individual students to ensure continuity of medical care and safety. Provide District staff with guidance, training, and education, in dealing effectively and safely with medically involved students, which may require a health protocol or plan. Assist schools in identifying appropriate resources and guidelines in providing health services for all students. Provide ongoing case management of acute and chronic medical needs in coordination with family and outside medical professionals. Provide ongoing support with health and safety trainings for both staff and students along with development of district protocols per current OHA/ODE communicable disease requirements.

Successful Candidates will:
• Possess strong knowledge and perform services in accordance to District policies and procedures, and within the scope and practice of Oregon Nurse Licensure (Oregon Nurse Practice Act and Oregon Administrative Rules).
• Firmly believe that all individuals can learn and improve
• Communicate effectively and professionally, verbally and in writing, with staff, families, colleagues, students and the community
• Facilitate use of data to inform decisions that ensure the health and well-being of students, so they may access their education
• Connect well with students, staff, families and the school community – be open to learning about others, especially those who may be different from you
• Maintain collaborative and collegial relationships based in positive regard for staff, administrators and district staff (be a team player)
• Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust supports to meet those needs, abilities and interests
• Lead and support special programs or interventions that are effectively and positively integrated into a student’s school day
• Maintain a high standard of ethics in all professional relationships, actions and decisions
• Possess skills and abilities to effectively guide and train staff regarding current health and safety protocols

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Develop and implement Individual Health Protocols to help students with medical needs thrive in the school setting
2. Act as an advocate and in an oversight role for the District’s school health assistants and staff
3. Provide in-service training opportunities for school personnel regarding current health issues, such as CPR, medication administration, and life threatening allergy emergency response methods and practices
4. Train and monitor school personnel for student-specific care using medical protocols/plans for identified medically fragile students
5. Assess students’ health conditions for any changes in their health status and to determine if identified health needs are being met
6. Exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative skills in order to connect well with students, families and the school community
7. Update and maintain District computerized data base on a regular basis using required format
8. Assist District administration in setting appropriate policies and procedures through keeping abreast of developments and changes in state and federal legislation regarding student health needs and current communicable disease guidelines in the school setting.
9. Recognize students’ different needs, abilities and interests and be flexible to adjust communication and interactions to meet those needs, abilities and interests

Selection Factors
• Knowledge of student information systems and basic database operations.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, making decisions on recurring problems
• Ability to operate a computerized systems with report generation procedures
• Ability to operate a computer and standard office equipment
• Ability to initiate or implement efficient procedures
• Ability to work with the public in a pleasant, tactful, and courteous manner
• Ability to maintain an appropriate and legal level of confidentiality regarding students, staff, and other individuals
• Ability to maintain regular, predictable and prompt attendance

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from accredited four year college or university
• Registered Nurse license from the Oregon State Board of Nursing
• CPR/First Aid Certification required, Instructor Certification preferred
• Culturally proficient educational philosophy and practices
• Be prepared for a work environment that may occasionally require long work days, evenings, or weekend duties

Highly desirable qualifications:
• Bilingual or multilingual abilities, preferably Spanish/English
• Experience working in richly diverse school communities and environments
• Preference will be given to individuals who are eligible for the Oregon School Nurse Certificate from the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
• Community or school nursing experience preferred

Salary and Benefits
Salary is dependent on education and experience; please contact Human Resources Director with questions
PERS: District picks up 6% PERS contribution
Benefits: Generous benefits package, full family, composite insurance through PacificSource, District support of Professional Development, mileage reimbursement, and cell phone stipend

For information regarding this position, please contact Amy Tidwell, Special Services Director, at amy.tidwell@bethel.k12.or.us.

To apply, please follow the link to TalentEd Recruit and Hire: https://bethelor.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3562.

Additional information can be found at www.bethel.k12.or.us.

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.