School Nurse

Payette School District Southwest / Boise School Nurse Not Applicable Full Time Posted 3M ago

About this job


1. Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement preferred
2. Minimum experience of two years preferred
3. Demonstrated expertise in school health nursing practice and emergency procedures
4. Knowledge of child growth and development, community and family dynamics, current health issues, and wellness education
5. Knowledge of community health and social services resources
6. Ability to communicate effectively with non-school health professionals and social service agencies
7. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff and community groups and organizations
8. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Superintendent, Building Principals and Director of Special Services

To promote health and safety in the school environment and provide health services to students, faculty, and staff. To assist with the teaching of sound health practices.

(Health Services and Education)
1. Work in cooperation with the school health professionals, members of the staff, parents, and community health professionals to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness
2. Promote a healthy/safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the school
3. Promptly report issues that may arise to the building principals
4. Provide emergency care in case of sudden illness and administer first aid in case of injury to students or staff according to established policies and procedures
5. Be responsible for the availability and maintenance of required medical supplies and
6. Administer prescribed medication to students in accordance with law and Board policy Provide training and supervision for the administration of emergency medication, help prevent and control communicable disease through inspections, lectures, exclusion, and readmission of students and staff in keeping with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
7. Notify the building principal or his or her designee to arrange for immediate examination of any pupil who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
8. Assist the building principal and the child study team in the identification and placement of students with disabilities who need special education services
9. Provide special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities
10. Conduct health services and screening programs as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
11. Make referrals and conduct follow up activities as necessary
12. Collaborate with community and other non-school health agencies to meet the health needs of children and families
13. Participate in the development of a comprehensive health education curriculum
14. Upon request, assist teachers with instruction of certain health units
15. Provide information and training on health matters at staff meetings and during in-service trainings
16. Provide information to parents and children in a format that allows them to make better choices that improve their health
17. Confer with and advise students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health and safety of students

(Administrative Activities)
1. Assist the district office with the preparation of the schools’ health budget
2. Assist in the development of policies and procedures for comprehensive health education and services
3. Develop and maintain the annual School Nursing Plan in conjunction with the superintendent and building principals, including determining how basic nursing services will be provided, providing a summary of specific medical needs of individual students and how they will be addressed, determining what emergency nursing services will be available, and providing detailed nursing assignments for all school buildings
4. Prepare health and safety reports as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy and as requested by the Building Principal
5. Report any suspicion of child abuse to local law enforcement or the Department of Health and Welfare, as well as the director of special services and the building principal
6. Maintain up to date health records on all students including separate records of immunizations and ensure their confidentiality
7. Medicaid PCS case management and billing

1. Participate in the development and implementation of the district’s emergency and crisis management plan
2. Schedule and supervise health surveys of students and staff
3. Receive training in the treatment of asthma and maintain a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate
4. Receive training and certification in the use of AEDs as required by the director of special services and/or the building principal
5. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
6. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
8. Represent the school district in a positive manner
9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
10. Compile health histories for students and write care plans as needed
11. Medicaid PCS case management and billing with SPED.
12. Student health education for diabetes and any other serious health issue toothbrushing, handwashing and hygiene, 4th-grade puberty education
13. Health screenings include vision, hearing, scoliosis, dental
14. Arrange flu shots for staff in the Fall, mammogram in Spring
15. First aid as needed
16. Perform other duties as assigned

Candidates should complete the online Payette School District Certified Application and upload the following at:

1. An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position of which you are making application
2. Cover letter
3. Resume
4. Photocopies of college transcripts
5. Photocopy of current Idaho Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement
6. Photocopy of Praxis or specified credits that verify highly qualified status7. (3) current letters of recommendation

Salary based on experience and skills. Position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance; PERSI retirement, as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.

Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.