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Licensed School Nurse – KIPP Stand Academy

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    KIPP Stand Academy, in Minneapolis, is part of the nation-wide “Knowledge Is Power Program” which is a network of free, open- enrollment public schools which are committed to the same philosophies of no shortcuts and high expectations for students. We believe in doing what-ever it takes to help our kids climb the mountain to college. We currently have grades 5-8 with projected enrollment of 275 students for 2014-2015.

  • Hours per Day .50 FTE
  • Pay Range $30,000--$40,000
  • Description

    Seeking a Licensed School Nurse to fill a unique half-time position at our growing school. This new role will establish best-practice health monitoring as our school transitions from contracted R.N. services to an in-house school nurse. This role will also coordinate a new wellness program funded with a three-year grant from the KIPP Foundation to promote and measure wellness initiatives among our staff, students and families. We seek an individual with experience effectively meeting the health needs of low-income families who is also eager to create an innovative and sustainable wellness program for our growing network and to share ideas within the national KIPP network of 141 charter schools.

    Responsibilities

    • Utilize the nursing process components of assessment, diagnosis, outcomes identification, planning, implementation, an evaluation to care for ill students during the school day
    • Promote health education and preventative health practices for students
    • Make referrals and maintain up to date contact information for primary, urgent and emergent medical and dental care service providers as needed
    • Conduct annual Vision Screening
    • Conduct annual Hearing Screening
    • Meet as a member of IEP teams as needed, gather information and give input for intervention strategies
    • Create and update medical plans for students with health concerns that require classroom accommodations
    • Maintain individual student health folder
    • Ensure students have met minimum immunization requirements for school entry
    • Work with the Physical Education teacher to administer and record Presidential Fitness and Y-Balance tests,
    • Work with staff to incorporate more movement into the school day, including use of the fields, hiking and biking trails at our new Shingle Creek campus,
    • Guide staff efforts to identify and implement personal wellness goals, including potential allocation of grant funds to meet identified wellness needs,
    • Develop and implement three all-school campaigns: Plant Power, Less Sit/More Fit, and Mini-Soda, to raise awareness, measure current behaviors and promote new healthy habits,
    • Collaborate with existing school partners such as our food vendor and the Northside Achievement Zone and build new community partnerships as appropriate,
    • Coordinate with development staff and KIPP colleagues at five other pilot sites to share outcomes and ideas with the goal of building replicable wellness program models.
  • Qualifications
    • Two years or more of relative experience
    • Must be a Licensed School Nurse
    • Must have demonstrated success working in an urban environment
    • Excellent written and oral skills
    • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Application

    Apply by sending resume, cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 612-287-9702

  • Start Date August 1, 2014
  • Contact Person

    Liza Tickle
    Director of Operations
    612.345.0483    Direct
    612.287.9700    Main Office
    612.287.9702    Fax
     
    1601 Laurel Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN 55403  
    www.kippminnesota.org

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