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Epiphany School seeks a School Nurse & COVID-10 Coordinator long-term substitute who will support students for grades pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. The role is needed from mid-March through August 2024.
This health professional will oversee the school’s continual health response to the COVID-19 virus and all other health related matters. This position will require coordination with families, employees and local and state health officials. Additionally, this person will work with the current health and administrative staff to coordinate aspects of the school’s daily life such as mandatory training for new hires, recertification training for those who need it, and administer medications to students.
- Triage, assess and address student and/or staff illnesses and injuries, including administrating medications, first aid and CPR, consistent with State laws and regulations.
- Conduct health assessments, to include: triage students for appropriate care, referral and follow up, treat and administer care for minor injuries and ailments.
- Delegate administration of medications to the extent appropriate under State law/regulations; monitor medication administration by other school staff; and administer medications when required by the situation and student health needs.
- Monitor student health records and data, including immunizations, documentation of medication administrations, confidential documents, health alert files and State reports.
- Follow communication protocols for the school community explaining how the school will implement health related policies/guidelines/orders.
- Dispense, with parental written consent, over the counter medications and/or prescription medication.
- In an emergency, perform activities such as CPR, First Aid, AED, and Epi Pen.
- Coordinate the intake, approval, development and/or distribution of student health related information and forms, with assistance from the division staff. This may include, asthma, severe allergy, seizure, and diabetes action plans, physician/medication forms, immunization records, and health condition summaries used by appropriate staff/faculty.
- Manage health screening programs, including vision and hearing.
- Be a resource person for faculty and staff. Be able to develop appropriate curriculum and materials for instruction in student classrooms regarding dental, nutrition, hand washing, infectious disease control, life threatening allergies, HIV/Aids, human growth and development and other health related topics as needed.
- Provide training to school staff on blood borne pathogens, asthma, anaphylaxis and other health concerns as required.
- Actively involved in the school’s emergency management planning and Incident Command System.
- Make appropriate health referrals based upon knowledge of available community health resources.
- Responsible for ensuring that first aid supplies, AED, emergency kits, are stocked and in working order.
- Must rigorously comply with State regulations and guidelines to help assure appropriate health services for students and to guard against infectious diseases and other health risks.
- Develop and communicate relevant procedures regarding students who present to faculty with symptoms of COVID or other illnesses while on campus.
- Reporting cases of positive and negative responses according to established protocols while remaining cognizant of appropriate reporting requirements (State, Local and Federal) requirements established by the School.
- Gather and share public health resource materials that include COVID testing guidelines, COVID testing site numbers and quarantine guidelines for positive COVID tests.
- Maintain contact with families who have a reported case of COVID and follow up with them to guide them through requirements for returning to school.
- Maintain contact with applicable public health agencies regarding contact tracing requirements.
- Work in partnership with the school community to address and provide advice about COVID reporting, attestations, PPE, attendance, policies/procedures for students who present COVID symptoms during the school day.
Typical Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing and current Washington State registered nursing license (RN).
- A valid Washington State Registered Nurse License
- Possess or qualify for immediate issuance of a valid Educational Staff Associate (ESA) certificate as a school nurse.
- Knowledge of health care, nursing techniques and principles, including pharmacology, state and federal regulations affecting RN and school RN responsibilities and licensure including basic record keeping processes.
- Knowledge of communicable diseases and ability to report such diseases to appropriate municipal and governmental agencies
- Ability to delegate health service tasks safely consistent with State law and regulations.
- Demonstrates multicultural sensitivity with the ability to effectively and collaboratively work with diverse populations
- Ability to administer first aid and CPR; administer medications to students, and knowledge of attendant laws and policies for dispensing, delegating medication administration and control of medications.
- Ability to respond consistently and appropriately to all students in a calm, reassuring and nurturing manner.
- Ability to plan and provide effective training to staff members assigned with delegated and other health care duties.
- Ability to perform all duties in accordance with all applicable School/Board policies and legal requirements
- Ability to meet and maintain punctuality and attendance expectations
- Experience with the following preferred, but not required:
- Nursing experience working in schools, pediatrics and/or related field
- Experience with public health and/or health education
- Knowledge of, and ability to work with, students IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) and to contribute as needed to Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT’s).
DCYF Compliance: Ability to obtain the following (the school will cover all associated costs to obtain)
- Background check
- WA State Food Handlers Permit
- STARS 30hour child-care basics training
- Proof of a negative TB test
- Proof of MMR Immunization
- Bloodborne pathogens training
- CPR/First Aid certification
Compensation & Benefits:
The hourly rate range for this role is between $38.00 and $45.00, based on years of experience, education, and professional certifications. When determining an initial offer, we carefully consider these factors to determine the hourly rate and may ask the intended hire for additional documentation.
Due to the seasonal nature of this role, Epiphany School will not offer any additional benefits. This role will still accrue paid sick and safe time based on the City of Seattle leave laws. This role will also be paid for any observed holidays.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit a resume and optional cover letter through our Employee Portal. The priority review deadline for applications will be February 9, 2024, but applications will be received until the position is filled.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Sates and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Final offers will be contingent on the successful completion of a background, education, and employment check.
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