Nursing Services | School Health Specialist | District Wide




Date Posted:  January 31, 2024

Position Title: Health Services Specialist 

Assignment: District Wide Float

Hours: 35 per week (Monday РFriday 8:00 am Р3:30 pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch)

Starting Salary: $27.48 per hour plus $6,500 stipend for RN license or $5,500 stipend for LPN license

Expected Starting Date: ASAP

Nature of Work:

Incumbents are responsible for providing standard medical care to students. Responsibilities may include: obtaining and maintaining records; administering insulin, cough medicine, Tylenol, or related medication; and assessing standard symptoms such as headaches, the flu, and similar issues.
Typical Class Responsibilities: 

РIn accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, performs medical care screenings of students as directed by the School Nurse; assesses the student’s symptoms, illness, or injury; communicates assessment findings, recommended treatment protocols, and/or referral recommendations; and may implement approved treatment plans.
– Administers medications to students in accordance with guidelines; provides diabetic glucose monitoring and insulin administration; performs or assists students with the application/use of medical related equipment.
– Prepares and maintains accurate and detailed records of services rendered, case histories of treatment, and medication inventories; disseminates information to appropriate persons; updates medical records; completes third party reimbursement documentation; ensures compliance with applicable protocols and regulatory requirements.
–¬†Communicates with student guardians and staff pertaining to student health related needs.
–¬†Performs ongoing inventory counts of medications and supplies; and restocks and orders supplies.
– Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Training and Experience Requirements: 

Associate degree or technical certificate in nursing; 1 year of experience in healthcare; CPR certified.

Licensing Requirements: 

Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Knowledge Requirements: 

–¬†School health care principles, procedures, and techniques;
– Basic medical treatment protocols including first aid and emergency care;
– Basic medical terminology;
– Medication administration;
Evaluation and assessment of children and students’ behavior;
–¬†Student health/physical assessments;
–¬†Health promotion and safety;
– Customer service principles;
– Recordkeeping principles;
– Computers and related software applications.
– Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;

Skill Requirements: 

– Performing student health/physical assessments in accordance with the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act;
–¬†Taking vital signs;
– Administering basic medical treatments including first aid and emergency care;
РEvaluating, screening and assessing children and students’ behavior in accordance with the Minnesota Nurse Practice Act;
–¬†Administering medication;
–¬†Maintaining a clean, sanitary working environment;
–¬†Maintaining confidentiality;
Providing customer service;
– Preparing and maintaining records;
– Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
– Applying local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
– Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements: 

Positions in this class typically require:  climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Commitment to Equity

At Northeast Metro 916, equity means that everyone has access to what they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.  

Northeast Metro 916 will not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age or sexual orientation.