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REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Community Education and Partnerships
CLASSIFICATION: Off Schedule-Non Technical, Regular; C-5-2
SALARY: $85,177 (minimum; pro-rated based on start date)
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Purpose of Position: The Coordinator of Health Services provides leadership in the development and maintenance of the School Health Services Program and the Medical Emergency Response Team to protect, promote, and manage the health and safety of students. The coordinator oversees health services employees.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership and Program Planning
- Provide leadership and direction in the planning, implementation, development, growth, contraction, and evaluation of school health services (e.g. public and non-public schools, CPR certification, professional development, emergency response, building health offices, medication administration, record keeping).
- Facilitate third party billing practices following MDE and DHS guidelines for health services.
- Plan, organize, and implement annual vision and hearing mass screenings based on MDH guidance to identify potential student sensory concerns.
- Represent the District at local, regional, and state meetings, and in the school health services community.
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of school health services.
- Coordinate daily health services staffing assignments to ensure balanced acuity for student health needs.
- Ensure proper documentation of health services is maintained.
- Establish a positive and healthy school climate to reduce barriers to student learning.
- Promote school health services involvement on special education teams for student health and sensory assessments.
- Advise Human Resources regarding workers’ compensation for health services staff.
- Lead continuous improvement of school health services aligned to the District’s mission and best practices from the health field.
- Interpret, develop, and revise policies and procedures related to student health to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and alignment with the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act and other governing bodies.
- Establish standardized health procedures to guide professional practice following recommendations from national, state, and local public health organizations.
- Provide consultation regarding the District’s health and safety management plans for students and staff.
- Manage the student information system pertaining to health records following data privacy and FERPA regulations, and district and state retention policies.
- Maintain and review health services data to inform evidence-based decision making for school health services policy and process.
- Prepare reports required by supervisors, state, and federal agencies.
- Develop and review school health services staffing structure to meet student health needs while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
- Manage daily staffing needs for health office nursing assistance, nurses, and licensed school nurses to meet student health needs.
- Review health services data annually to inform staffing patterns and work assignments.
- Consult with building health services teams, students, and families when needed to determine appropriate health care services in the school setting.
Performance Management and Employee Development
- Supervise school health services staff for public and nonpublic schools.
- Recruit, interview, and hire health services staff; licensed and non-licensed.
- Plan, organize, and implement orientation and training of health services staff (e.g. health office nurses, licensed school nurses, substitute nurses, certified nursing assistants).
- Provide feedback and support for health services staff performance evaluations.
- Work directly with licensed school nurses to set and meet professional growth goals. Collaborates with building administration and completes two of the three performance evaluative observations.
- Work directly with health office staff to complete 90-day probationary evaluations. Collaborates with building administration to obtain feedback of performance observations.
- Work directly with building administration and Human Resources to evaluate and support health services staff related to performance concerns.
- Ensure employees are adhering to health services standards through training, induction, and monitoring.
- Monitor specialized health care functions delegated to unlicensed assistive personnel for delivery of health services in the classroom setting.
Nursing Practices and Community Partnerships
- Provide standardized processes for student health assessments, emergency action plans, and individual health plans.
- Direct continuous quality improvement review and assessment using data to inform best practice for the provision of school health services.
- Consult with and act as a liaison for other school departments, school personnel, and community providers (local public health, Mayo Clinic, OMC, the District Medical Director, and Minnesota Department of Health and Education) to develop, implement, direct, and evaluate community-based services aligning with the District’s mission.
- Attend regular planning meetings with community medical providers from Mayo Clinic, OMC, and local and state public health departments.
- Act as a resource for Community School Site Facilitators for implementation of health services and screenings in the community school model.
- Plan, organize, and implement school-located immunization programs in collaboration with local medical partners in the schools and the community settings.
- Communicate and consult directly with local public health, community medical partners, and the State related to communicable disease management, mitigation strategies, reporting requirements, and school and family notifications.
- Provide delegation, direction, and supervision of the policy governing administration of medications to students.
- Oversee college and university contracts for nursing students, collaborating with instructional staff to provide student job shadow and clinical experiences.
- Attend regular planning meetings with directors of clinical partnerships and instructors from the University of Minnesota (Rochester and Metro campus), Luther College, Winona State University, and Rochester Community and Technical College.
- Plan and counsel as to the implementation of district school health services.
- Maintain an environment that encourages parental/caregiver feedback to provide safe and appropriate health services to all students.
- Act as a resource for school health services operations.
- Prepares pertinent newsletters and articles for building administration, health services staff, and parental/caregiver communications related to health services and communicable disease mitigation.
- Prepares infectious disease reports for state and local public health departments and provides guidance to building administration and health services staff on recommended mitigation measures.
- Manage school health services operational budget for public and non-public schools to ensure effective allocation of resources.
- Review and adjust health services staffing based on student needs and acuity.
- Oversee contracted services for nursing agencies and other contracted service providers.
- Orders, approves, and maintains all health supplies and equipment.
- Demonstrates loyalty, honesty, discretion, and a high level of trust in dealing with students, their families, and employees.
- Encourages the use of professional expertise among employees.
- Master’s Degree in Nursing.
- Minnesota Public Health Nurse and Licensed School Nurse licensure.
- Current CPR Certification.
- Minimum of five years of professional experience in a related area.
- Intermediate technology skills.
- Ability to work independently and delegate work appropriately.
- Interest in working in a district environment.
- Knowledge of and expertise in federal and state laws in student health services.
- Knowledge of and expertise in trends in the provision of student health services.
- Ability to follow laws and district policies.
- Excellent organization and time management skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate with employees, visitors, and outside providers.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with employees and outside providers.
- Strong interpersonal skills, communication skills, and leadership skills.
- Ability to motivate others and resolve interpersonal conflict.
- Ability to react calmly and decisively in emergency situations.
- Ability to research and gather information from a variety of sources.
- Excellent writing and verbal skills to justify recommendations, create reports, and convey messages clearly.
- Supervisory experience of health care employees.
- Must be willing and able to work in the following conditions: busy, noisy, with consistent interruptions.
- Ability to perform the following actions continuously: sitting, walking, using hands dexterously, talking, hearing.
- Ability to perform the following actions occasionally: lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds, reaching, running, stooping, standing, bending, crouching, walking.
- Must be willing and able to clean up bodily fluids in accordance with safety procedures.
- Employee is exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average employee.
- Must have a valid driver’s license where travel among the district buildings and outside of the district occurs on a regular, ongoing basis.
Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.
We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.
Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.
District Information: To learn more about Rochester Public Schools, visit www.rochesterschools.org.