Director of Health Services

Federal Way School District-1
Federal Way, WA, US
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Administrator, Executive Director / Director , Product, Services & Policy, CEO / President / Executive Director
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Position Type:
Director & Management/Director Level Positions

Date Posted:

Educational Service Center

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

SALARY: $141,796 (Non Negotiable)

POSITION SUMMARY The Director of Health Services is responsible for the overall activities of the Health Services Department, such as development of medical and health procedures and policies; hiring and training of Health Services staff; and serving as a liaison between King County Public Health and other health care agencies, resulting in an efficient delivery of health services for the District. The person in this position will serve as the District contact for health-related areas.
School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being and academic success of students. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; and intervene with actual and potential health problems. School nurses work within and outside the school district to develop, monitor, and assess outcomes of nursing care plans. The certificated nurse assists in the development and evaluation of IEP and 504 plans of students with health needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Chair monthly meetings of the nursing staff, including development of agendas and dissemination of pertinent information, including providing or arranging for in-services and trainings as neededPartner with HR to hire Health Services personnelManage the Health Services budgetCoordinate the Home Hospital program, including contracts with OSPI, and documentation of services providedOversee and coordinate the training for District staff for the management of the health rooms and the administration of medicationsOversee the coordination of health screening throughout the DistrictOversee the Bloodborne Pathogen training, immunization, and communicable diseases programs for the District, and supervise follow-up service for contact incidence in cooperation with the Risk Management and Human Resources departments and King County Public HealthWork closely with the IT department to ensure that the District's Student Information System accurately reflects the State immunization requirements and student health-related informationRemain up-to-date on revisions or changes in licensure requirements, regulations, and WACs coming from the State, and other legal and policy issues pertaining to Health Services.Supervise health services staffManage the regular meetings of the Health Services staffManage and coordinate health services initiatives throughout the district

  • Perform the duties of a School NursePerform other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director of Student Support Service

Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

ESA Certificate-School Nurse
First Aid/CPR/AED certification for adult, child, and infant
History of positive evaluations
Experience in school nursing and health education
Experience providing an enthusiastic and positive learning climate that promotes appropriate behavior and successful learning

Washington State Driver's License
Criminal background check
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
First Aid/CPR/AED recertification before expiration

Legal, technical, and contractual restrictions regarding health matters
Supervisory skills with regards to time management, direct and indirect supervision of staff

Demonstrate basic knowledge of modern technology and willingness and ability to increase knowledge to proficiency
Work independently and work collaboratively with others fostering a team approach whenever appropriate
Maintain a good work attendance record, be punctual, and follow District procedures for reporting all absences
Manage time well and maintain positive programs and relationships with staff in the District
Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish a learning environment that enhances academic achievement in students
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive relations with staff and service providers
Speak, read and follow written communications in English
Perform basic spelling, math and grammar skills
Demonstrate the desire, skill and patience to work with students with special emotional, academic and social needs, which may include violent behavior
Exercise judgment as to when to act independently and when to refer to higher authority
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Communicate effectively with staff, students, parents/guardians, and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Continue professional growth
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations

Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will constantly sit, stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee is frequently required to squat, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee will occasionally be required to climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, crawl, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 lbs and must frequently lift/carry up to 25 lbs. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 50 lbs. Any lifting over 50 lbs should be done with two people or a mechanical device. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum force of 300 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position will experience inflexible deadlines, and frequent interruptions. This position is required to sit and maintain visual and auditory concentration for detail for extended periods. Demonstrate excellent manual dexterity and precision to use the phone handset During emergency situations, this position must be able to react quickly, accurately and calmly. The employee is required to travel to various locations. Nights and Weekends may be required occasionally to meet job demands.

This position typically works, 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday, 260 days per year

This position reports to, and is evaluated by Executive Director of Student Support Services


This position is compensated at Director-Level III on the non-rep salary schedule

Created July 2018
Updated June 2020

The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.

All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.

Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

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