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Is responsible for ensuring that health and nursing services provided to WCSD students are delivered according to state and federal mandates as well as nationally recognized best practice standards of care. Exercises vision and provides leadership that involves staff, parents, students, and the community in the identification and accomplishment of the Student Health Services Department’s mission; applies effective human relations skills; encourages and develops the leadership of others; analyzes relevant information, makes decisions, delegates responsibility, and provides appropriate support and follow-up. Identifies and coordinates the use of available human capital, materials, and financial resources to achieve the department’s mission and goals; bonds the Student Health Services Department with the educational community through shared values and beliefs; initiates and manages constructive change; advances the profession through participation as a member of local, state, and national professional groups.

Articulates beliefs persuasively; effectively defends decisions; explains innovations; and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions. Demonstrates skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, including impact of professional image, to communicate a positive image of the Student Health Services Department. Exemplifies the behavior expected of others; keeps communication flowing to and from the department; involves staff, parents, students and the community in setting department goals; identifies--in collaboration with staff, parents and students--the department’s decision-making procedures; demonstrates an exceptional ability to work with members of diverse cultures, backgrounds and/or abilities and applies the process of consensus building both as a leader and as a member of the group.

Demonstrates superior knowledge of current nursing theory; clinical modalities; medical technology; best practice standards, health promotion and their relationship to school nursing and educational laws and academic program goals and objectives; Assists school nurses to understand and implement department procedures that are aligned with the Nevada Nurse Practice Act, NRS/NAC 632, NRS 392, and other applicable state laws and regulations through an organized and cohesive system of mentoring and orientation. Encourages students and staff to participate in practices that promote the optimal health and wellness of students and that enhance each student’s academic achievement. Provides supervision and guidance to the department’s Assistant Director in his/her duties including: the annual statistical analysis of health acuity at each school site; yearly recommendations to district officials regarding clinic aides’ contract hours; ongoing assessment of the quality of health office operations district-wide; and for assigning and ensuring the appropriate level of nursing services are effectively implemented in all WCSD schools.

Provides guidance as needed to the Assistant Director in the evaluation of CPN’s; recruitment and hiring of clinical aides at all WCSD school sites; and in ensuring that nursing services provided by CPN’s and clinical aides are consistent with the department’s standards.

Oversees or delegates supervision of department programs, including but not limited to: CPR/AED training program; school nurse, CPN, and clinical aide orientation and skills training; tracking and compliance with state laws regarding undesignated EpiPens in all WCSD schools, state reports on student immunization compliance; health screening; and state-mandated charter school health and safety audits.

• Location: Reno

• Post ID: 34857882 reno
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