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SY: Resource Nurse (.6FTE)

Company: Santa Fe Public Schools
Location: Santa Fe
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type:
Ancillary/School Nurse
Date Posted:
BF Young
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Resource Nurse
Work Unit:
Office of Student Wellness Reports To:
Lead Nurse Contract Length:
9 Months
Pay Schedule:
Teachers/Ancillary Staff Overtime Status:
Exempt Hours:
21 hours per week (.6 FTE) 182 days per year Union Status:
NEA Licensure:
PED Professional School Nurse License
Note: All positions with Santa Fe Public Schools require a post-offer/pre-employment background check. Some positions have additional requirements as established by federal or state rules and regulations.
General Function:
The Resource Nurse is responsible for ensuring uniformity of the nursing practice and nurse-delivered education across the district and increasing opportunities for health-related education and training among students and staff within the Santa Fe Public Schools. The Resource Nurse serves as a mentor to new district school nurses, including student nurses and other health professionals. The Resource Nurse provides direct support to the District's Lead Nurse.
Minimum: PED Registered Nurse License. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. 3+ years of employment as a school nurse. Professional experience training or educating peers and students.
Preferred: Master's Degree in Nursing (RN). Hold an active Nationally Certified School Nursing credential. Certified CPR/BLS instructor with the American Heart Association (AHA) or other accredited organization.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing process and theory, standard nursing practices and procedures, immunization requirements, communicable disease prevention and control, HIPAA/ FERPA regulations, screening methods related to vision, hearing, dental health, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Knowledge of Santa Fe Public Schools District policies and procedures as they apply to health services, Special Education, 504 process and classroom-teaching methods. Knowledge of state and federal guidelines that affect students' access to healthcare. Use of audiometer, otoscope, electronic sphygmomanometer, electronic thermometer, computerized record keeping, vision screening equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with students, families, staff, community agencies, and health care providers. Flexibility, organization, advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills. Interpersonal skills with diverse populations. Ability to meet deadlines and submit reports in a timely manner. Computer skills for accessing and entering Student Health Information and the School Health Manual. Computer skills for facilitating and managing work responsibilities in a virtual setting. Small and large group facilitation skills.
Essential Job Functions:
Performs all functions in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential functions include all Level II Professional Nurse competencies and the following:

  • Conducts annual skills competencies for RNs and NAs;
  • Supports delivery of Puberty! The Wonder Years Curriculum to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students;
  • Coordinate Human Sexuality and Reproductive Health curriculum for 7th and 8th grade students with community partners;
  • Trains and supports RNs on the use of district charting and database software (HealthOffice Anywhere, PowerSchool, the registration portal, MLSS, Google Platform) to facilitate accurate reporting of nursing services;
  • Provides orientation to all new nurses and Health Assistants;
  • Develops and delivers CEU-eligible trainings for RN staff;
  • Trains or be willing to obtain certification to provide bi-annual CPR, First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification training for district staff;
  • Develops and provides additional health-related, district-wide training for students and staff as needs are identified;
  • Acts as a mentor and offer assistance to new district school nurses;
  • Coordinates assistance to the local community professional health members. This includes student nurses and other health professionals;
  • Develops and provides additional health-related training for students and nursing staff as needs are identified. This may include: suicide protocols, abuse and neglect, promoting social/emotional literacy and related health services;
  • Substitute for school nurses as directed by Lead Nurse;
  • Provide support to the Lead Nurse for all mandatory local, state and federal reporting, contact tracing and follow-up as it relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Identify health problems through screening procedures, assessment and evaluation of the student;
  • Make appropriate referrals based on data obtained from screening procedures;
  • Conduct home visits when need arises;
  • Maintain student health and immunization records and appropriate follow-up;
  • Provide emergency care and first aid for all students and employees;
  • Authorize exclusion and-readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases;
  • Serve as a consultant and resource person to staff, parents and students in identifying community resources;
  • Advises teachers and consults with parents on health matters, particularly regarding screening for student health concerns;
  • Serves on and or attends committee meetings and conferences regarding health services and curriculum;
  • Serves on: Student Assistance Teams (SAT) Individual Education Program Teams (IEP) and 504 Teams when the student has a health condition that affects his/her/their ability to learn;
  • Participates in training programs, workshops, and continuing education opportunities to maintain professional status;
  • Serves as a consultant in matters of school health, safety, health education, and sanitary conditions;
  • Assists principal and Lead Nurse in performance of any other health related assignments;
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies at other Santa Fe Public Schools campuses;
  • Assists in supervising, training, and delegating assignments, medication administration, and procedures to Health Assistants;
  • Develops, implements and monitors individual healthcare plans;
  • Manages and oversees the implementation of the District medication policy;
  • Reviews, administers, and documents immunizations as deemed appropriate for student health.
  • Must be available for immunization clinics;
  • Attends all mandatory staff in-services;
  • Participates in the ongoing operation of school-based health centers and facilitates as a leader, when appropriate;
  • Assists in preparation and administration of the health services budget;
  • Seek opportunities to apply for outside funding for the school health service program at the district and site level;
  • In collaboration with the Director of Student Wellness and Lead Nurse, assumes leadership in the establishment and maintenance of a School Health Advisory Council with representation from such groups as school administration, faculty, students, parents, and community providers;
  • Develops and implements research projects to attain pertinent health information;
  • Develops and implements programs based on assessed needs;
  • Coordinates planning with interdisciplinary colleagues at the national, state, and local levels in the coordinated school health service program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Salary Range:
    $30,000 to $35,000+ (.6 FTE for a 21 hour week based on a 182 day work calendar)
    Resources Used in Performing Job Include (but are not limited to):
    New Mexico School Health Manual (Dept. of Health), Quality Nursing Interventions in the School Setting: Procedures, Models and Guidelines (NASN, Hootman), computer, audiometer, sphygmomanometer, otoscope, electronic thermometer, wheelchairs, and other medical equipment required by an individual student's healthcare plan. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and private transportation.
    Physical/Cognitive Requirements:
    Ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision, and hearing. The work requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations, at times bending, squatting, and reaching. The ability to lift, carry, push up to 40 pounds. Physical strength and ability to assist injured students and staff members by positioning or moving them according to established procedures in emergencies. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Regularly exposed to disease and injury.
    Environmental Conditions:
    Most work is performed in an indoor setting at a school site. Occasional travel to other campus locations to assist in emergencies.
    Personal Accountability:

    • Demonstrates reliability as evidenced by attendance records and punctuality.
    • Properly notifies supervisor and/or designee of absences or tardiness.
    • Begins and completes work within the allotted time.
    • Consistently appears in attire appropriate to the work environment.
    • Demonstrates skill in the use of equipment including its capabilities, limitations and appropriate/ special application.
    • Protects the district's resources through appropriate and careful use of supplies and equipment.
    • Utilizes appropriate body mechanics to aid in the prevention of muscle strain/injury.

Keywords: Santa Fe Public Schools, Santa Fe , SY: Resource Nurse (.6FTE), Healthcare , Santa Fe, New Mexico

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