This position is responsible for the supervision of the health services program and staff, interprets and supervises the homebound/home-based program; interprets public health laws and regulations and oversees division-wide compliance with various health standards that involve the health and welfare of employees and students.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops, implements, and evaluates the school health program, its goals and objectives; coordinates program at administrative level.
- Implements and evaluates homebound/home-based program per Department of Education guidelines.
- Supervises the delivery of health services by nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Evaluates health services personnel according to evaluation standards in place. Coordinates orientation of substitute nurses.
- Interprets state and local health regulations; develops and implements policies/programs to comply with laws and standards.
- Develops and implements documentation systems at both the individual student level and the programmatic level.
- Responsible for fiscal planning, preparation, and management of the budgetary process for health services and homebound/home based programs. Seeks opportunities to apply for outside sources of funding for school health services programs.
- Participates in interdisciplinary teams to ensure that integrated systems are in place that address the comprehensive health needs of the student population.
- Carries out communicable disease prevention, infection control measures, and bloodborne pathogen exposure control standards based on current guidelines.
- Plans and or coordinates: mandated screenings (kindergarten, transfer, and other mandated screenings), special immunization clinics as warranted, and other programs as needed.
- Serves as liaison among the professional medical community, other community agencies, parents, staff, and students in matters related to health, wellness, and safety.
- Facilitates and monitors child abuse referrals made by school division employees.
- Plans and coordinates team meetings and staff development opportunities for health services staff.
- Encourages health services staff to participate in pertinent conferences and workshops addressing a range of school health issues.
- Arranges/coordinates yearly CPR/AED training/certification for designated staff as required by school board policy. Reviews and monitors all bus driver physicals.
- Reviews tuberculin screening assessments for division employees per school board policy.
- Develops and maintains current procedural documents/forms for school nurses, current procedural documents for occupational and physical therapists, maintains and updates for homebound/home-based services, and the WJCC Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan.
- Functions as a member of the various committees such as the Division Safety Committee and other school division and community committees as tasked.
- Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
- Graduate of an accredited college with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or related field; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Valid Virginia State License to practice as a registered nurse.
- Three years of experience in the field of school, community or public health nursing.
- Minimum of one year of administrative or direct supervisory experience.
Supervises and evaluates school nurses, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Co-evaluates the health/student services administrative assistant with the Supervisor of Student Services.
Performs duties under the supervision of the Senior Director for Student Services.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Duties are normally performed in an office environment. Frequent contact with parents, students and staff. Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; physical ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.