PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
15110 South California Avenue
Paramount, California 90723-4378
TELEPHONE: (562) 602-6008, FAX: (562) 602-8118
Opportunity For Certificated Employment


POSTING DATE: 05/11/2021
CLOSING DATE:  05/20/2021

POSITION: SCHOOL NURSE 2021-2022 School Year


POSITION SUMMARY

Under direction of the assigned Director – Special Education, and within District Policies, plans, organizes, supervises and evaluates District school-wide health services program, which strengthens the educational process through improvement of the health status and knowledge of students and performs other duties related to the educational program as assigned.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•Conducts a program of communicable disease prevention control
•Counsels, guides pupils, family members and staff, on individual health needs, including interpretation of health appraisals and standards of typical growth and development
•Serves as a resource to school and District staff in relating health instruction and guidance for the needs of individual students and provides inservice for staff
•As a member of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 team, interprets medical findings and assists with the development of health-related learning objectives and safety
•Prepares and maintains pertinent health and other related files, records and reports according to established procedures; reviews findings to evaluate the health status of pupils; assures compliance with state and federal mandates for health care
•Assists with planning and maintaining a healthful school environment, in keeping with the unique needs of identified students
•Assists with the development of strategies to meet a variety of emergencies and provides care and treatment for accidents and emergency illnesses which occur during school hours
•Serves as a health liaison for the District with practitioners and community agencies in the planning and implementation of health and welfare programs, as well as securing health records for educational planning
•Maintains positive staff and community relationships, which promotes the best interests of the school
•Monitors and trains staff in specialized physical health care procedures; teaches a variety of health-related topics on a one-to-one or group basis; coordinates and monitors the administration of medication during school hours
•Provides inservice training to site and District staff regarding healthful living, communicable diseases and other health concerns; serves on various school and District committees and attends meetings as assigned, including, but not limited to, blood borne pathogens, CPR and First Aid
•Refers parents/guardians of pupils needing medical care to appropriate private or community resources
•Conducts and performs such tests and screenings as mandated by State or Federal law
•Serves as a consultant to the curriculum committee for health instruction, as well as the District School-wide Wellness Council
•Responsible for continuing self-education and professional development, as well contribute to the professional development of staff
•Performs other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

• CPR and First Aid techniques
• Hygiene and health needs of school-age children
• Health and medical terminology, equipment and techniques
• Health and safety regulations
• Applicable sections of California Education Code, State regulations and other applicable laws
• Current office practices, procedures, and equipment
• Record keeping techniques
• Medication effects and proper administration procedures
• Genetic and environmental disorders which affect cognitive, motor, visual and auditory development
• Diagnostic methods for medical conditions and diseases
• Public health agencies and local health care resources
• Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action during emergency situations
• Ability to establish and maintain files, records, reports and referrals, according to District procedures and State and Federal mandates
• Ability to meet schedules and timelines
• Ability to counsel and provide health-related information to preschool and school-age children and their families
•Ability to plan, prioritize and organize work
•Ability to maintain confidentiality
•Ability to speak, read and write in fluent Spanish is desirable
•Ability to read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
•Ability to complete work with multiple interruptions
•Ability to provide, train and monitor health information and procedures to parents/guardians, students and staff
•Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions
•Ability to establish and maintain positive, cooperative working relationships
•Mobility to traverse all areas of the work sites
•Ability to properly use and care for materials, supplies and equipment employed in school nursing

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
•Current Registered Nurse (RN) License (CA)
•Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or related field, including all courses needed to meet credentials requirements
•Must hold, or be qualified to hold, a California preliminary credential authorizing services as a School Nurse, or willingness to obtain said credential
•Credential requirement to be met within a five year period
•Must possess a Public Health Certificate
•Must possess a Valid California driver’s license and private transportation
•Possess a thorough understanding of the philosophy, methodology and trends related to providing services to individuals with exceptional needs
Desirable
•A valid audiometric credential and first Aid/CPR training (current or in progress)
•Background experience in health education, acute care in a pediatric facility or pediatrician’s office

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
•Environment: Subject to driving a vehicle to conduct work; exposure to blood-borne pathogens, communicable or infectious diseases and emergency medical situations
•Physical: Sitting or standing for extended periods of time; reaching, bending at the waist, turning and twisting, walking on level surfaces and occasional walking on uneven, slippery surfaces; occasional stair climbing (elevator available at certain sites), dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized health services and standard office equipment; regularly lifting 40 lbs. and up; carrying/pushing 40 lbs., hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations; see color, possess near vision and depth perception
Mental: Stress of emergencies, deadlines, interpersonal conflict, and normal work stress; concentrate for long periods of time; memorize and recall objects and people; analyze problems and generate alternatives; reconcile apparent ambiguities; solve multi-variant problems.

SALARY SCHEDULE

Salary is dependent upon teaching experience and education. Full credit is given for approved years of prior experience. Salaries range from a minimum of $57,050 to a maximum of $109,341 per year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To be considered for an interview, please email the following documents to Andrea Ramirez at airamirez@paramount.k12.ca.us :

In-District Employees:
•Complete Certificated Personnel Transfer Request Form or District Substitute Teacher Transfer Request Form
•Updated Resume
•Copy of appropriate credential or verification of enrollment in a program (only if not on file with Human Resources)
Outside Candidates:
To apply and be considered for an interview for a current vacancy, please log on to www.edjoin.org. Your application must be accompanied by the following documents:
(MANDATORY)
•Cover letter
•Updated (detailed) RESUME
•Three (3) recent letters of recommendation (dated within the last two years)
•Copies of: Credential, CBEST & English Learner Certification
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PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Human Resources Division
15110 California Avenue, Paramount, CA 90723
562-602-6006

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REOPEN, READVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.

PARAMOUNT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, AGE, DISABILITY OR GENDER, IN ANY OF ITS POLICIES, PROCEDURES OR PRACTICES.