This team provides health consultation services to K-12 charter schools to ensure the best possible school health care for students. Licensed School Nurses design individual programs to meet the needs of students and staff, guiding schools in compliance with federal and state requirements, and availing them of best practices in the area of school health services.
We provide school health consultation services to area schools (typically charter schools) who often are too small to employ their own nurse. As Licensed School Nurses, we provide a variety of services depending on the school and their needs:
Set up, administration and management of the school health program:
Development and management of school health records (adequate documentation; assuring privacy and awareness of state and federal requirements)
Guidance given to the management of minor illness and injury
Review of student health needs and subsequent health planning for students with chronic health needs and/or potentially life-threatening conditions—development of emergency and individual health plans (Interacting with parents, health providers, and education staff)
Review of immunizations and state reporting
Participation in special education and other disability assessments and planning for students with disabilities (either through special education services or “504” accommodations or individual health plans)
General staff trainings in area of emergency medication administration and Blood-borne Pathogen/ Employee Right-to-Know classes
Referral to community resources
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
• Must have licensure as a Registered Nurse in Minnesota.
• Certification as a Public Health Nurse in Minnesota.
• Licensed as a School Nurse or eligible to obtain it within 3 months.
• Minimum of one year RN experience preferred.
• Must be able to provide insured vehicle for transportation with a valid driver’s license.
• Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college
• School nurse/ pediatric professional nursing (RN) experience
Website where an application may be downloaded:
Look for “Staff Nurse - School Nurse Consultation- Job #170851”
Jill Johnson, Team Supervisor
Otter Lake Elementary
• Coordinates health services program in assigned school and/or program.
• Assists in the development and revision of school district policies, procedures and guidelines regarding health.
• Develops and implements emergency care plans for students with life threatening health conditions and individualized health care plans for students with acute or chronic health conditions that require daily health services to meet student health needs.
• Provides first aid, emergency care and health services to students and staff.
• Administers medications and specialized health care procedures.
• Delegates nursing functions to others with appropriate assessment, teaching, monitoring and supervision according to Minnesota Nurse Practices Act.
• Provides assessment and referral for students with health conditions and other conditions required under the mandated reporter statutes.
• Participant of Child Study and 504 teams assisting in the identification of students with disabilities, assessment of health and sensory status, development of the evaluation reports and development, implementation and evaluation of health related accommodations and services on the Individualized Education Plan.
• Conducts and coordinates health screening program in assigned schools.
• Maintains and annually reviews student health records to ensure documentation and compliance with state mandates.
• Communicates and collaborates with student support service staff, administrators, teachers and parents/guardians in planning and implementing accommodations for students having difficulty learning.
• Collaborates with parents/guardians, community health care providers and agencies to identify and manage the health needs of students.
• Assists students and parents/guardians to identify and utilize community health resources; provides health education materials and resources to teachers and staff.
• Provides individualized health education and counseling to students to assist them in making decisions regarding their health and behaviors and to develop self-care skills.
• Assists in identifying and reporting environmental health and safety hazards for students and staff.
• Maintains a system for documentation of student health office visits, incident/accident reports, and administration of medication and specialized health care procedures.
• Provides oversight of health assistants and nurse paraprofessionals; assigns, delegates and participates in evaluations of the work performance of health assistants and nurse paraprofessionals.
• Maintains health office facilities and supplies.
• Participates in professional development training; local, regional and state meetings.
• Creates a positive relationship with the customer to ensure the interaction the customer has with the district is an efficient and satisfying experience.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and minimal experience in community/public health, emergency or pediatric nursing, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.
Registered Nurse License and Public Health Certificate (MN Board of Nursing).
Minnesota School Nurse License.
Bloodborne pathogen training upon hire.
Hearing and Vision Screening training upon hire.
Scoliosis Screening training.
Medication Administration Training upon hire.
Apply Online at: www.isd624.org