Regional Director of Health Services (19-20)

Weslaco, TX, United States
May 11, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 5 0 % of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

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Role Mission:
The Regional Director of Health Services at IDEA Public Schools is responsible for the health and wellness of all students in assigned region(s). S/he does this primarily through the management of campus clinics and an emphasis on state compliance with mandated screenings and immunizations and resolution of any findings . The Director works to promote health and safety education for staff and students and preventive health practices.


  • 85% retention of Health Services staff
    • Schedule campus visits to work with each health aide once a month
    • Develop a relationship of trust and confidence with each staff member, helping them understand their roles and responsibilities
    • Conduct a biweekly conference call answering questions and clarifying roles and responsibilities
    • Create communication systems for a strong culture and team
  • All Pre-K and Kinder students are scre ened by December 15 th , all other required grades by May 31 st , with 100% of findings resolved by first Friday in March
    • Register new staff for screening certification with Health Department (Vision/Hearing/Spinal)
    • Register new staff with Border Health for Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) log-in to website and certification
    • Generate weekly screening compliance report for the campus and district and communicate to lead team on campus
    • Support Health Aides in developing plans and identifying resources to help students and families resolve all screening findings (ex. finding of vision impairment, resolution = connecting student with eyeglass providers and voucher for payment)
  • 100% of students have all state required immunizations by third Friday in October and kept current through the LDOS with 100% of seniors having MCV4 vaccine by the second Friday in April
    • Educate parents on the importance of vaccines, with the only unvaccinated students being those who have legal exemptions
    • Train health aides on project managing vaccination record keeping and auditing
    • Support campuses in scheduling on-site vaccination
  • Decrease the population of students that are over the 85 th percentile BMI by 5% by last day of school
    • Create cohort of student per campus that will be used for this goal
    • Support health aide s in plan ning and executing health activities and learning for all students
    • Collect data three times per year for progress on this goal
    • Issue regional health report card and provide health aides with data for campus health report cards that can be shared with families
    • Engage and educate IDEA Team and Family including team members, parents, and students on health, wellness , and nutrition
    • Lead campus recess efforts with health aide to increase student's acces s to healthy lifestyles choices
    • Collaborate with Physical Education team to implement Fitnessgram testing
  • 100% of campuses are fully operational by the first day of school
    • Health Aide hired for each campus
    • Clinic equipment and supplies in working condition in the clinic
    • All clinic documents on file
    • AED installed and functional in hallway
    • ImmTrac / SAIRs / Border H ealth log in set up for new staff

  • 97.5% ADA for Academy and College Prep
    • Partner with Regional Director of Operations and Assistant Principals of Operations to implement practices to keep students healthy and able to attend school including, but not limited to:
    • Encourage handwashing on the campus by providing signage and posters
    • Disseminate videos to teachers on healthy eating and healthy habits they can watch during breakfast in the classroom
    • Ensure cleaning occurs after an infectious student has been identified
    • Support health aides in offering health services to sick students so that they may attend school
    • M onitor students who are sick (excluding fever) and are brought to school
    • Encourage parent to bring student in when medications and procedures can be done in the clinic
  • We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:
    • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college
    • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
    • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly
    • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
    • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
    • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes
    • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • All clinic staff report directly to the campus Assistant Principal of Operations (APO). All medical and compliance for the district is directed to the Regional Director of Health Services, who is located at the Headquarters office.

    • Education: Bachelor's degree required
    • Experience: 5+ years of experience in health services required; school-based experience preferred
    • Experience: 2+ years of full-time adult management experience required
    • Licenses o r Certifications : Registered Nurse licensure

    IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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