Summary of FunctionThe school nurse is a member of the total educational team who instructs and directs children and staff to promote the mental and physical health of students so that they may participate in and benefit from the educational program. To accomplish this task, the nurse will perform or supervise the performance of the following services as established by the Standards of School Nursing Practice and in accordance with the Colorado Nurse Practice Act.Essential Job Functions•Ensures that the health needs of students are addressed during the school day•Manages communicable diseases outbreaks•Directs the immunization program•Oversees delegated nursing tasks•Develops and implements health care plans•Serves as liaison between teachers, administrators, parents, and community health care providers•Provides for the care of acute health care needs, including emergencies•Conducts health assessments, including all required evaluation for students with suspected disabilities•Oversees vision and hearing screening programs•Oversees the medication administration policy of schools•Prepares and submits appropriate reports and written summaries, including all required documentation for Medicaid reimbursement.Other Duties•Performs related work as requiredKnowledge, Abilities and Skills•Understand and demonstrate knowledge in development of health care plans•Knowledge of medication administration policy•Knowledge of delegation practices to include training, supervision and documentation•Knowledge of health issues commonly associated with school age children•Knowledge of child and adolescent development•Knowledge of subject areas, curriculum, and standards based education•Knowledge of special education identification processes•Ability to demonstrate knowledge of district policy and state and federal laws regarding nursing services to general education and special education students•Knowledge of the general organization and functions of a public school system•Ability to communicate effectively and resolve conflict with students, parents, and community groups•Good organization and communication skills•Demonstrates accomplishments in keeping professionally currentQualifications:•Bachelor of Science in Nursing•Appropriate State (CDE) licensure/certificationOrganizational RelationshipsReports to Principal and Director of Counselling and WellnessWorking ConditionsWork is performed in a typical school setting or office environmentPhysical DemandsThe work requires periods of physical activity. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods of time, lift and carry up to 20 pounds, climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects, and use fingers to operate computers or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and use normal or aided vision and hearing. FLSA: ExemptQualifications:•Bachelor of Science in Nursing•Appropriate State (CDE) licensure/certificationA COMPLETE TEACHER APPLICATION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING (MUST BE SCANNED IN):•A completed online application •An up-to-date professional resume•A legible copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts•Three letters of recommendation; 2 professional, 1 collegial (must be within the last two years)•A legible copy of your appropriate licensure/certification•Alternative Licensure Candidates (Teacher in Residence); Statement of Eligibility, copy of passing PLACE/PRAXIS II scoresSALARY RANGETeachers (including Psychologists, Occupational, Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Counselors) hired into D11 are placed on the appropriate lane and step of the teacher salary schedule based on two factors which include:a) the educational background of the applicant andb) the number of years of prior job related experience (the maximum credit granted is 14 years provided the experience occurred in the last 15 years).The minimum in-hire salary for a this position is $39,273/yr and the maximum salary is $69,432/yrBenefit EligibilityThis position is eligible for benefits. Benefits include the following: Medical, Dental, Vision, District Paid Life Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Voluntary Short Term Disability, Voluntary Long-term Disability, Medical Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, and Employee Assistance Program.Per annual approval by the Board of Education: Employees shall be reimbursed at the rate established by the Board when a privately owned automobile is required to be used in the performance of official duty. Rules and restrictions of use provided in the Certified Teachers CSEA Master Agreement – Article 10.6 TEACHING CONDITIONS/ASSIGNMENTS and/or the Educational Support Professional Meet and Confer Handbook – 17.4 MILEAGE ALLOWANCE. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYColorado Springs School District 11 seeks to comply with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability.