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Director of Health Services

Federal Way, WA
On behalf of our client, Federal Way Public Schools, we are hiring for the 2021-2022  School Year
Location: Federal Way, WA 

Opportunities: Director of Health Services

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 needed
  • Partner with HR to hire Health Services personnel
  • Manage the Health Services budget
  • Coordinate the Home Hospital program, including contracts with OSPI, and documentation of services provided
  • Oversee and coordinate the training for District staff for the management of the health rooms and the administration of medications
  • Oversee the coordination of health screening throughout the District
  • Oversee 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 Health
  • Work closely with the IT department to ensure that the District’s Student Information System accurately reflects the State immunization requirements and student health-related information
  • Remain 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 staff
  • Manage the regular meetings of the Health Services staff
  • Manage and coordinate health services initiatives throughout the district
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform the duties of a School Nurse
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director of Student Support Service
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
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
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Washington State Driver’s License
Criminal background check
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
First Aid/CPR/AED recertification before expiration
 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Legal, technical, and contractual restrictions regarding health matters
Supervisory skills with regards to time management, direct and indirect supervision of staff

Disclaimer
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary
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