Bishop Machebeuf High School is hiring a School Nurse. The School Nurse provides management and coordination of health services to a population of high school students using standards of care for school health nursing practices. The focus involves the promotion and maintenance of wellness, the prevention of disease, and the rehabilitation of disabling conditions through planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating school health service. The School Nurse functions independently and works in a self-directed fashion in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act, agency standards, and policies and procedures as defined by the Archdiocese of Denver and Bishop Machebeuf High School. This position provides limited supervision over volunteers, licensed and/or unlicensed personnel who are assigned to the school area where the School Nurse is working.
The following is illustrative, but not exhaustive of the scope of responsibilities of the School Nurse:
Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each student’s requirements and ensures and documents that age-specific needs are being met as described in the departmental policies and procedures;
Assesses the health needs of students and school staff and provides timely referral;
Assesses, identifies, plans, develops, and implements interventions to meet the health care and safety needs of specific student populations and the availability of health services/resources; evaluates the effectiveness of the services and health care plans;
Collaborates with a wide variety of school system and professional disciplines to enhance the educational process and the promotion of an optimal level of wellness for students, families, and staff;
Performs specific health care activities under student specific orders and Standing Orders;
Develops emergency plans for students at-risk of medical crisis at school or during a school function;
Develops and monitors individual health plans (IHP) for students who need skilled procedures performed during the school day, as well as for students who many require adaptations of the learning environment or classroom schedule;
Provides consultation and recommendations in the planning and development of accommodation plans for Section 504 eligible students;
Provides emergency first aid and works with school community to identify safety hazards and recommends prevention programs;
Participates in communicable disease control through the collaborative implementation of immunization laws, records, screening, and education when necessary;
Collaborates with other school professionals, healthcare providers, parents and caregivers to meet the health, development, and educational needs of students;
Utilizes knowledge of community health systems and resources to function as a school-community liaison;
Maintains CPR certification and Annual Tuberculin skin test;
Oversees the Medicine Administration program at BMHS according to local and AOD policy;
Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn the basic teachings of the Catholic Church.
Licensed Vocational Nurse, LVN, under the clinical supervision of a School Nurse Consultant.
Certified for CPR/AED, a state vision, hearing, spinal, and Acanthosis Nigricans screener.
Knowledge of principles and practice of public health and skills necessary to provide care for and/or arrange for the provision of appropriate care for school age populations;
Knowledge of the principles of growth and development from preschool through adulthood and the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status;
Professionalism in conduct, demeanor, and work habits.
Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to the school, students, and staff.
Registered Nurse, RN, licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.
Passion and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith and delivering its mission through Catholic education; preferred practicing Catholic.
Please submit the following information to email@example.com:
Diocesan application (available at www.machebeuf.org)
Official or unofficial copies of transcripts will be required during this process
Copy of teaching licenses (If applicable)
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
In employment practices, the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, marital status, mental or physical handicap when these are unrelated to the ability to perform duties of the position. This policy is interpreted consistently with the religious mission and teaching of the Catholic Church.
Additional Salary Information: Strong benefits package, including health, dental, and vision (cost is shared between employer and employee)
About Bishop Machebeuf High School
Based on the foundation and heritage of Bishop Joseph P. Machebeuf, our mission is to be an academic community of faith that strives to form the hearts, minds, and souls of our students in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living Tradition of the Catholic Church.
Our Core Values are…
• Devotion to God, Academic Excellence
• Community Service
• Ethnic and Cultural Variety
• Christian Morality.