Tacoma Public Schools
Expected Start Date: September 1, 2023
Hours per day: 6.5
Salary Level: starts at: $40.67hour for a vocational program; $41.42/hour with AA degree; $41.67 with BA degree
Union/Days per year: ESP, 192 work days, 10 month
Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools.
Additional Information: This position requires a valid WA State LPN or RN license.
Examples Of Duties
This position assists in meeting the health needs of students according to District policies and school procedures under the guidance and direction of the school nurse and the school/building based administrator; documents and maintains student health information required by the District and by federal and state regulations; and provides appropriate care for ill, medically fragile, and injured students.
Essential Job Functions
Other Job Duties
Required to visually concentrate on detail and be precise; experiences frequent interruptions; may be required to work outdoors in inclement weather; required to deal with and defuse, if appropriate, difficult and sensitive situations and/or people; may be exposed to infectious diseases; travels to District sites; may walk, run, bend, and squat to attend to ill or injured children; lifts, carries, and positions ill and injured children; may be required to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, twist, climb, and/or be mobile.
Education and Experience
LPN license is required; successful completion of a two-year accredited program for LPN, required; associates degree in nursing from an accredited college/university or registered nurse license is preferred; one year pediatric, community health nursing, health education, required or school based nursing experience, preferred; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work.
Must possess a current Washington State Practical Nurse License (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) license to be renewed every year.
Pass Washington State jurisprudence examination.
Must possess first aid and CPR certificates prior to starting employment.
Must obtain 45 continuing education credits and 531 practice hours every three years.
Starting SY 2016-17, must obtain WA DOH approved suicide prevention, assessment, treatment, and management training.
Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and access to personal transportation.
Must maintain all licenses and certifications as a condition of continued employment.
Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.
Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Knowledge of basic first aid and health care practices and procedures, basic symptoms of communicable and other childhood diseases.
Knowledge of basic principles of human growth and development.
Skill in identifying student health problems and communicating with school staff.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying and exchanging information.
Skills that are well developed in human relations required for communicating and dealing with diverse students.
Skill in exercising patience when conveying information to students having difficulty with verbal and written communications.
Skill in demonstrating sensitivity to the special needs of students.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Ability to communicate competently with tact and to listen effectively.
Ability to stay calm under adverse circumstances and to calm others under stress.
Ability to perform the specific medical processes following developed protocols and procedures.
Ability to interact with staff, teachers, parents, and specialist in order to carry out assigned duties.
Ability to work with students who have varying and diverse medical and behavioral challenges.
Ability to monitor and control student behavior.
Ability to fulfill the needs of the job having physical strength and dexterity.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.
Ability to model healthful practices.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to perform duties in accordance with established guidelines, local, state, and federal laws.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
Ability to plan and organize work.
Ability to lift and transfer students according to proper procedures.
Ability to work without direct supervision within the guidelines of policy and procedure using discretion and good judgment.
Ability to work with student(s) of all ages with varied and diverse needs.
Ability to participate as part of a team.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.
The Following Employees Have Been Designated To Handle Questions And Complaints Of Alleged Discrimination
Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Closing Date/Time: 9/24/2023 11:59 PM Pacific