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24-25 - Sennett - School Nurse - 0.8 FTE (32 hpw)

Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, WI, US

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Support Staff, School Nurse
24-25 - Sennett - School Nurse - 0.8 FTE (32 hpw)

Student & Staff Support

Sennett Middle

Minimum Annual Compensation: $48,656

MMSD is seeking highly motivated and energetic teacher applicants for openings for the 2023-2024 school year. The Madison Metropolitan School District actively seeks and encourages women and candidates of color to apply.

Becoming a Model School District
The Madison Metropolitan School District has a simple but bold vision - that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school ready for college, career and community. We know that vision doesn't come to life without the very best leaders throughout our district. Our strategy is captured in our strategic framework, and centers on three major goals: that all children achieve academically, that our schools are places where children and adults thrive, and that our Black youth excel at school. We have made major gains and are more resolved than ever to build on our progress.

We know this vision doesn't come to life without dynamic leaders in every school. For more information on our teacher screening and selection process, please visit our TEACH Madison webpage.

About Our District
The Madison Metropolitan School District is the second largest school district in Wisconsin. The district serves a beautifully diverse population of more than 27,000 students. More than half are students of color. Almost half come from low income households. Nearly one third are English Language Learners, and more than 100 languages are represented in our schools. Madison schools are committed to making this district a place where every child thrives.

Purpose of the Position

The school nurse is a core member of the school's integrated pupil services team: This team works collaboratively, in partnership with teachers, administrators, families, and community organizations, to design and deliver a comprehensive, coordinated, and customized system of student support. The primary purpose of this team is to create environments that maximize opportunities for learning and ensure that all students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to achieve personal success as a college, career, and community ready individual.

As a member of the pupil services team, the school nurse is an advocate for educational equity, promotes the healthy development of the whole-child, and is a leader of systemic change within their school community.

At the core of integrated student services practices lie the following elements:

  • Data-based decision making for planning, delivery, and evaluation of our programs and services
  • Communication, consultation, and collaboration with students, families, staff and community partners
  • Advocacy and leadership to enable each student to be a healthy and successful learner
  • Adhering to professional standards that are respectful, confidential, individualized, developmentally appropriate, and culturally competent
  • Staying current with professional learning to maintain and develop competency reflecting evidence-based best practice

Essential Duties

  • Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of school-based health policies and procedures
  • Leadership and active participation on the Student Support and Intervention Team (SSIT)
  • Participate on the School-based Leadership Team (SBLT)
  • Develop Individualized Care Plans (IHP) and monitor interventions and outcomes
  • Develop Emergency Health Plans (EHP) for school staff to inform critical response and outline emergency procedures for students with life-threatening health conditions
  • Provide training and monitor the quality and safety of nursing interventions (including medication administration) delegated to non-nurse school staff (Delegation is defined as transferring the responsibility of performing a nursing activity to another person while retaining accountability for the outcome)
  • Serve as an active participation on Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 teams
  • Educate school staff about implications of chronic illness as it relates to school and academic success
  • Promote optimal attendance and engagement of students with chronic health conditions
  • Plan and implement systems for the safe and meaningful transitions of students with IHPs and EHPs between environments
  • Partner with families to coordinate primary and specialty care
  • Consult with and refer to community partners to assure safe and continued health care of students
  • Facilitate enrollment in BadgerCare for eligible students
  • Enroll eligible students in Primary Access for Kids
  • Provide formal classroom instruction (i.e. human growth and development)
  • Provide informal instruction during health office visits with students and families, including self-advocacy skills and health care literacy
  • Implement health promotion activities targeted to school-wide audiences
  • Provide group interventions consistent with tier 2 practices
  • In consultation with building principal, monitor environmental safety (i.e. playground, air quality, communicable disease and other potential hazards)
  • Participate in school planning for prevention and management of school violence, alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and bullying
  • Ensure student compliance with Wisconsin immunization requirements
  • Monitor and manage episodes of building-based communicable disease, in accordance with MMSD health services guidelines
  • Plan, implement, and provide student follow-up for health screening programs at specified grades (vision, hearing, dental, mental health)
  • Serve as a member of the school crisis response team
  • Respond to all health emergencies in the school setting
  • Participate in school planning for emergency preparedness
  • Collaborate with other school team members to develop evacuation plans for students with mobility needs or other factors that require individual accommodations
  • Team with other student services staff on violence risk assessments (VRA) and suicide risk assessments (SRA)
  • Provide emergency treatment for anaphylaxis and severe asthma episode
  • Direct the provision of care by nurse assistant
  • Provide care for injuries and acute health concerns

Position Competencies

  • High Expectations For Every Student
  • Quality Instructional Practice
  • Cultural Competence
  • Data Proficiency
  • Team Collaboration
  • Student & Family Engagement
  • Resilience & Results Orientation
  • Self-Awareness & Growth Mindset

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a university or college school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Official transcripts are required for formal employment.
  • Current valid license to practice as a registered professional nurse in the State of Wisconsin per Chapter 441, Wisconsin Statutes, and Section N2.04 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) Nurse license must be obtained within 3 years of employment
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Basic Emergency Care Course - must complete within 6 months of employment or have completed within 3 years prior to employment
  • Experience working cross-culturally and/or commitment to work towards improving one's own cultural competence (i.e., valuing difference/diversity, recognizing personal limitations in one's skills and expertise, and having the desire to learn in these areas)
Desired Qualifications

  • Previous school nurse experience
  • 2 to 3 years experience in a hospital or clinic setting
  • Master's prepared pediatric or family nurse practitioner with appropriate certification
  • Master's degree in nursing or other related field
  • National School Nurse Certification

Other Information

  • Ethics: School Nurses practice in accordance to the Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements for the School Nurse (NASN 2010).
  • American Nurses Association and National Association of School Nurses (2011). Scope and Standards of Practice: School Nursing (2nd Ed.).

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