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Specialized Program Nurse (KGWES)

Dysart Unified School District

This is a Full-time position in Surprise, AZ posted September 25, 2021.

DescriptionREPORTS TOPrincipal/Rotating School RNFLSA STATUSNon-exemptSUPERVISESNoDEPTStudent SupportFTE1.0WORK CALENDAR195GRADEWAPPROVEDREVISED4/23/2021SUMMARY: Create and maintain a climate of health and well-being at the school site, by working with students, staff, parents and various health service organizations; provide first aid to students and school staff; make and maintain necessary documentation and reports; and work with the rotating RN, administrators and teachers in implementing the District health program.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:* Provides basic first aid to students and staff due to illness or accidents; notification to parents, guardians and emergency medical service providers as needed.* Maintains daily documentation of all treatments, feedings, accidents, and illnesses in the ASPIRE classrooms according to Dysart Unified School District policy and Procedures.* Maintains and updates all health records and reports including immunization, treatment records, allergy information and vision/hearing records.* Adheres to Universal and state Infection Control guidelines.* Reviews all health history information for assigned students in the Aspire classroom.* Informs school administrator about students with special health needs.* Dispenses medications (including over the counter medications) to students as directed by physician and according to laws, policies and procedures; consults with parents/guardians regarding medication, and follow nurse care plans as directed and emergency action plans as directed.* Confers immediately with the rotating RN when student condition necessitates.* Ensures that all medications are secured in a locked storage area at all times, and that accurate records of medications given (including over the counter medications) and special medical procedures (i.e.

blood sugar testing, catheterization, epi-pen, tube feedings, suctioning, diabetic treatments which include: carb counting, pump calculations, and insulin injections) are maintained.* Assist with periodic disinfection of classroom.* Reports all matters of concern, such as suspected child abuse, contagious diseases, or other sensitive issues to the Principal and the rotating RN.* Maintains inventory and orders all necessary supplies within a given budget.* Assists nurse with necessary vision, hearing, pediculosis and blood pressure screening tests for students.* Acts as a liaison between students, parents, teachers and administrators.* Distributes health related educational materials, including information regarding contagious diseases, to students, staff and parents as needed.* Attends and successfully completes periodic in-service health related training as directed.* Arranges meetings for the rotating RN with students, parents, administrators, teachers, personnel from various community agencies, and special services as directed by the rotating RN.* Acts as part of an evaluation team in the placement of students receiving medical attention when the RN is not available.* Prepares, sends and follows up on referrals as needed, under direction of the rotating RN.* Registers and provide billing information for Medicaid in Public Schools (MIPS) procedures.* Utilizes infection control principles.* Performs other related duties as assigned by the principal or rotating RN.* Establish and maintain good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.* Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality.* Other job related duties as assigned.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:* Graduate of a fully accredited school for licensed practical nursing required.* Previous experience in a health office or doctor’s office is preferred.* Bilingual preferred.LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:* Minimum Certificate requirement: must hold one of the following: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or out of state reciprocal equivalent.* Registered Nurse preferred.* Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.* Obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (AZ IVP FPCC).COMPUTER SKILLS:* Demonstrated competency in computer literacy, Word and Excel.KNOWLEDGE OF:* Standard practices and methods of first aid and practical health care.* Standard practices, methods and materials of assigned work.* Reading and interpreting general documents such as employee handbooks and safety/training manuals.* Business math concepts.* Filing and record-keeping principles.* Occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices.* Uses and properties of supplies and equipment.* Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations.* Customer service principles.* Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.* Modern office technology.SKILL IN:* Organizing tasks and meeting deadlines.* Following directions and meeting standards.* Providing attention to detail in assignments.* Proofreading and error correction.* Business math computations.* Organizing and maintaining records and files.* Maintaining and updating data and documentation.* Comprehending reference books and manuals.* Composing and maintaining basic original documents including reports, education materials, and correspondence.* Operating assigned tools and equipment.* Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.* Providing customer service.* Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.* Maintaining confidentiality.* Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.Working Conditions:Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position.

Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.The Dysart Unified School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.Shift TypeFull-Time BenefitedSalary Range$24.21 / Non-ExemptLocationKingswood ElementaryApplications AcceptedStart Date08/26/2021 #06022021