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:: Licensed School Nurse Candidate Pool 2013-14 ::

Department:
Educational Service Center

Position Code:
20000348 - Licensed School Nurse Candidate Pool 2013-14

Work Hours:
Varies, 38 wks

Application Deadline:
Always Open

Position Description:

SUMMARY:

Responsible for applying the nursing process (assessment, planning, delivery, assurance and evaluation) to coordinated health care for individual students and the population of students including training, delegation, monitoring and supervision of health care delivered by Health Services Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and/or other school staff. Member of Special Education team providing nursing assessments and educational support services to special needs students.

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class.Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours.Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

 

·Manage the care of individual students with special health needs through assessment, planning, assurance and evaluation. Interpret health findings for educational staff regarding impact of health concerns on learning and accommodations required at school. Interpret to medical providers the school related needs of students.

·Conduct health reviews and school nurse health assessments (when necessary) on students being evaluated for special education or receiving special education services.

·Participate on IEP (Individual Education Plan) team for students with health/sensory/physical concerns or impairments that may interfere with learning including providing special education related services (direct and/or indirect) in the area of health/physical when needed.

·Develop and implement individual health plans (IHP) and emergency health plans (EHP) for students with handicapping health conditions that require accommodations to attend school.

·Perform skilled nursing procedures, and delegate nursing care procedures when appropriate (see delegation guidelines) including planning, training, monitoring and supervision of delegation using clear written plans for delegates to follow.

·Participate on a multidisciplinary team that promotes student resiliency and may address the physical and social/emotional health needs of students and plan interventions.

·Assist students and families in obtaining health care in the community by referrals to appropriate providers and agencies.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience

·License as a Public School Nurse from Minnesota Department of Education.

·License as a Registered Nurse from Minnesota Board of Nursing.

·Public Health certification from Minnesota Board of Nursing.

·Current CPR certification for the Healthcare Professional and current First Aid certification.

 

 

 

 

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

·A valid License as a Public School Nurse from Minnesota Department of Education.

·License as a Registered Nurse from Minnesota Board of Nursing.

·Public Health certification from Minnesota Board of Nursing.

 

 

 

SALARY:

·Teacher Salary Schedule – 38 weeks

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.

 

 

For More Information, Please Contact:

Mary Heiman, Nursing Service Manager, 612-668-0853 - or - Carmen Teskey, Nursing Service Manager, 612-668-0863.

 

 

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on Careers).In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.

 

Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

·Cover Letter

·Resume

·On-Line Application


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.