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School Nurse - District Office

Organization: 
West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Closing date: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

School Nurse - District Office

To apply for this position, please visit: https://wlwv.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=3867

The start date for this position is 8/20/2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Overview of Position:
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students. To that end, school nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety including a healthy environment; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, and learning. (National Association of School Nurses, 2010)

Responsibilities/Duties:
In accordance with the standards of school nursing practice and Oregon nurse practice act, implement appropriate use of the nursing process to plan and provide individualized nursing care in the school community, including nursing delegation and training for an anticipated emergency.
Manage delivery of school health services, including health screenings, communicable disease control, health education, and environmental monitoring;
Attain and integrate evidence-based knowledge and clinical competency, including appropriate technology, service delivery;
Collaborate with the student, family, school staff, school nurse colleagues and other pertinent professional and community persons, including supervisor, in the delivery of school health services in an effort to maximize academic potential;
Act as the liaison to facilitate resource access and utilization by the school, student, and family to meet the student’s safety, health, and education needs;
Promote healthy school environment by providing Emergency Response Team (ERT) training, which includes CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen, and administration of injectable emergency medications;
Monitors immunizations for compliance to state laws and school policies.
Adhere to the jurisdiction of both the Clackamas County Health Department and WLWV School District to monitor and report communicable diseases as required by law;
Oversees non-nursing staff in managing medical records, health room visits and medication management;
Maintains accurate, appropriate and confidential medical records;
Serve on advisory committees/consultation for health accommodations necessary to support student individual education care plans (i.e. 504 and IEP).

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of applicable laws and nursing practice regulations and standards;
Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrates organization, leadership, and time management skills;
Ability to work effectively and cooperatively within the structures of the Health Services Team;
Valid driver’s license and vehicle available for use on the job;
Ability to become proficient navigating in internal and external data systems, including data entry and report production pertinent to delivery of school health services;
Ability to physically perform assigned duties;
Ability to multi-task and work independently with high degree of accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail.

Educational Requirements:
Unencumbered and current Oregon license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
Current First Aid and CPR certification.
Experience in the use of computer systems.
BSN/BS in a health-related field.

A school nurse in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District joins a community of professionals who embrace the district's mission and six guiding vision themes:

How do we create learning communities for the greatest thinkers and most thoughtful people for the world?

Six Guiding Vision Themes

Demonstrates personal and academic excellence;
Provides a personalized education to improve student performance;
Establishes community partnerships and expands the classroom beyond the school;
Creates a circle of support for each student;
Educates the whole person-intellectually, emotionally, physically, and ethically;
Integrates technology in daily living.

Community and District Information:
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nestled within two thriving cities, West Linn and Wilsonville, within the rural area of Clackamas County. Both communities have a strong legacy of support for their schools, music and arts endeavors, and the overall well-being of their patrons. The school district and surrounding communities have experienced steady, constant growth over the past three decades. The estimated student population of the District as of December 2018 is 9,878.

It is the policy of the West Linn-Wilsonville Board of Education and School District (WLWV) that no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veterans' status, genetic information, or disability shall occur if the employee with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position. These protections apply to students, employees, and other members of the public. West Linn-Wilsonville School District is committed to equal access and equal opportunity in all activities/services, educational programs, and employment. Persons having questions regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Director of Human Resources at the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, 503-673-7018.