Career

Part-Time Licensed School Nurse

Summary/Objective

The licensed school nurse will work with member school districts to provide support focused on school-based health programs for PK-12. The role will include facilitation of nursing services, discerning needs of members, providing technical support and consultation, training, and coordinating with district teams within the region. This is a 10-month, 3-day/week, contracted position.

The licensed school nurse will also work in collaboration with the Resource Training & Solutions Health & Safety Team, Minnesota Department of Health, local public health, and regional healthcare systems.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides leadership to school-based health service staff within the district
  2. Coordinates screening/testing efforts at the local level
  3. Collaborates with local healthcare systems, local public health, and the Minnesota Department of Health
  4. Communicates to teachers, administrators, and employers representing a variety of ages and backgrounds in a timely and effective manner
  5. Develops and cultivates relationships with current and prospective partners and other organizations
  6. Supports quality programming through effective communication, program monitoring, and evaluation
  7. Performs additional tasks and special projects on an as-needed basis
  8. Offers excellent customer service to our members, customers, partners, and staff
  9. Maintains licensure/certification; assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps materials, supplies, and skills current
  10. Other duties as assigned

Competencies

  1. Knowledge of state, local, and tribal public health systems
  2. Knowledge of the fundamentals, principles, and practices of nursing care procedures, methods, and techniques
  3. Knowledge of relevant public health laws, guidelines, and rules pertaining to student health care and nursing care services
  4. Knowledge of medical terminology, diseases, current healthcare issues, concerns, and trends
  5. Ability to demonstrate confidentiality
  6. Proficient in the use of Google Workspace (formerly G-Suite) applications
  7. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  8. Creative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  9. Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions
  10. Ability to show initiative in resolving problems
  11. Ability to assume responsibility, be well organized, execute initiatives from directives and approved self-initiatives
  12. Ability to communicate, interact, and work effectively and collaboratively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds
  13. Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and customer service-based manner at all times
  14. Proficiency in adapting to new software and digital tools

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) or a similar health-related field
  • Current MN Registered Nurse (RN) license
  • Public Health Nurse (PHN) certification preferred
  • Licensure as a school nurse (LSN) from the MN Board of Education preferred
  • Valid MN Driver’s License

Environment & Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some office organization and event set-up/tear-down is required. This would require the ability to move and lift 30 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, and carry items a short distance as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a mid-August-mid-June, 3-days/week contracted position. Hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most work will be on-site at one of our member districts within Pine County.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three letters of professional reference to Michelle Wang, Education Director, mwang@resourcecoop-mn.gov. Applications are accepted until filled. Start date August 12, 2024.