Cortez Health Service Director
Company: Teach in Southwest Colorado
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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Primary Location Montezuma-Cortez SD RE-1 - District Wide
About Us:Montezuma-Cortez Mission and Values
Our district is dedicated to ensuring all our students reach their
potential and graduate ready for college and career. Everything we
do is guided by our mantra. Every Student. Every Day.
Together we are:
Growing out teams of effective and committed educators Creating a
culture of high expectations Inspiring community trust and support
Building pathways to successful future
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for overall management and
supervision of the Health Services Department in addition to
clinical responsibilities as described in the School Nurse job
description. Develops and promotes good community relations among
various community and school clientele.
Program Leadership and Management
Coordinate the delivery of all student health services for the RE-1
School District. Supervise all health services staff including
hiring, training, evaluation, and approval for absences and
professional development. Oversee budget planning, acquisition, and
distribution of nursing supplies and equipment. Implement and
monitor district policy and protocols related to student health,
school clinics and nursing standards. Recommend policy changes
based on evidence-based recommendations. Ensure all school health
services programs meet RE-1 and Colorado Department of Education
health standards. Develop protocols and procedures to address
mandated school-based screenings. Coordinate vision/hearing
screenings, dental screenings, and shot clinics for the district
schools. Ensure school nurses and associated school-based teams are
compliant with the development and implementation of health-care
action plans as well as IEPs and 504s that include health elements.
Ensure the district is compliant with all required health related
reporting including, but not limited to immunization compliance,
health screenings, state immunization compliance rate and year-end
data reports. Provide leadership in the implementation of the
District Wellness Policy. Provide leadership in the management of
the School Health Services (Medicaid) Program.
Serve as the school nurse for Lewis and Pleasant View, including
consulting on student health needs/plans, coordinating health
screenings, immunizations, etc. Serve as school health consultant
for district charter schools, including onboarding and advising
charter school nurses on requirements and best practices for
school-based health programs.
Communication and Stakeholder Engagement
Serve as the District-wide representative on various county-wide
teams and collaborative groups which support student health and
safety. Establish and maintain a relationship with the Consulting
Physician. Act as a member of the District Leadership team adding
nursing/medical perspective to strategic planning and development,
carrying out Leadership Team priorities with nursing personnel.
Communicate with community entities regarding health advisories.
Develop a district-wide health emergency response plan and oversee
implementation. Provide professional and consistent reports and
data on the health services provided to the district administrators
and school board, and to community entities as needed.
Health Support Training
Coordinate trainings for non-medically trained staff members in
CPR/First Aid/AED training and medication administration. Provide
consultation and training as indicated to transportation providers
regarding health emergencies on the bus. Provided clinical
expertise and guidance to building principals/school nurses for
specific clinical problems especially in the area of Individuals
with Disabilities Act (Least Restrictive Environment) and Americans
with Disabilities Act (Section 504).
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor of Science/Registered Nurse required. Masters degree
preferred. 3 years previous managerial or leadership experience in
a health care environment preferred. Public health or school health
experience preferred Pediatric nursing experience recommended.
Skill Requirements Basic experience with current technology
including use of the student data base and computer skills with
Word, Excel, and E-mail Knowledge of CDE Essential School Health
Guidelines Knowledge and experience in supervision Effective
communication Willingness to observe and comply with District
policies and procedures Ability to manage several projects and
endeavors at the same time Maintains a generally positive attitude
Flexibility Ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and
co-workers, and community partners/stakeholders
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION:
Current Colorado School Nurse License (CDE) or eligible for same
(will be required to obtain). Current CPR/AED/First Aid
STARTING SALARY RANGE: $46,610-$50,112
ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:Working in school-based settings.
Expect exposure to community-acquired illnesses, childhood
illnesses, body fluids and blood-borne pathogens. Some noise,
odors. Some driving to different buildings to provide
health-related services expected.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Occasional lifting of up to 30 Lbs.
Frequent sitting and typing.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES:Makes hiring and termination recommendations,
reviews performance, directs and schedules work assignments for
school nurses. Assists with accountability for the Medicaid
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,
skills, required of personnel so classified. This job description
is not intended to create any express or implied contract of
employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite
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