Boulder Valley School District is committed to create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities so that all children thrive and are prepared for successful, civically engaged lives. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to education ensures that each student meets expectations relative to intellectual growth, physical development and social emotional well-being. The district covers approximately 500 square miles and serves the communities of Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill. Website: BVSD.
Department: Health Services
Position Title: Nurse-Resource
Position Start Date: September 12, 2022
Position Type: Professional Technical
FTE: 0.50 - Regular
Work Schedule: 261 Days - 12 Months - July
Pay Range: $58,962 - $88,444
Closing Date: August 11, 2022
To identify and assess health concerns and remove barriers pertaining to education for students undergoing housing transitions that qualify for McKV services per Federal Mandate/CDE regulations or who have been impacted by the Marshall Fire. The nurse will collaborate with other McKV and student support resource staff to ensure appropriate services including transportation support, physical and mental health support and refer to outside organizations as necessary. and ascertain who and how the care for the student is to be done in the extracurricular academic settings in compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), which includes compliance with Board of Nursing, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) regulations, Colorado Department of Education (CDE) requirements and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) rules. The nurse enhances and impacts student learning by modifying or removing health related barriers.
- Ensure mandated school health services in the educational environment, by identifying student health needs, interpreting health data, serving as the health expert, developing and implementing health care plans either self or through delegation to unlicensed personnel, and implementing screening programs and follow-up.
- Assesses the health of the school community in their assignment by surveying health issue trends, monitoring accident and incident reports, gathering surveillance and screening and interpret for needed change, assessing risk and protective factors and communicating health and wellness issues to the school and community
- Participate in city and county endeavors and initiatives related to lack of housing and support
- Connect and communicate with Boulder County Housing and Human Services and other entities in the area such as EFAA Emergency Family Assistance, SPAN- Safehouse, Shelters and others
- Advocate for the physical and emotional safety in the school environment by education and initiating prevention programs while intervening as needed.
- Protect against environmental hazards by recommending environmental safety and fostering policy development that is appropriate.
- Contain spread of disease by monitoring immunizations, utilizing and educating on disease control methods, educating on infectious and nuisance diseases and assisting in policy development and implementation.
- Respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery.
- Ensure quality of school health services and make health services accessible to students and families by aligning with national, and state school nursing standards, collecting and submitting data as requested and reevaluating as needed.
- Collaborate and coordinate with students and families impacted by the Marshall fire and community health services and staff by serving as a liaison and providing health related case management services.
- Reduce health-related barriers to learning with specific attention to behavioral health including substance use, through referral and collaboration with school-based mental health supports. education, early intervention and other programming.
- This position will may be based at multiple one or more school sites.
- Bachelors degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
- Minimum of one year experience in: Pediatric nursing, community or public health nursing or school nursing.
- Active Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Registered Nurse (RN) License.
- Currently hold a CDE Special Skills Provider license or have licensure application in process with appropriate endorsement in: School Nurse 0-21 (must upload license or in process documentation to application).
- Current CPR and First Aid certification from a nationally recognized program of instruction.
- Current valid Colorado Drivers License.
- Communicate (read, write, and speak) in English, must pass English component of interview process.
- Completed and submitted BVSD online application.
- Minimum of three years School Nurse experience.
- Public Health/Community Health experience.
- Bilingual Spanish/English.
- Psychiatric and/or Behavioral Health nursing experience.
- Substance Abuse Prevention and/or Counseling experience.
- Organizational skills.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to function as a team member.
- Attention to details.
Salary Placement varies according to experience and education.
Application and Selection Procedure:
- External Candidates: Apply on-line at jobs.bvsd
- Current BVSD Employees: Must apply through the INFOR portal
- If you do not have internet access, a computer is available in the Human Resources Division, Education Center, 6500 E. Arapahoe, Boulder, Colorado.
- Applications are reviewed to match candidates with position qualifications, with a limited number selected for interviews. For the final selection, employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check and possible medical examination.
The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD Legal Counsel - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights - http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/addresses.html