2017-18 School Nurse
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Would you like to join a thriving urban school district that is committed to elevating you in your profession?

Do you want to be part of a district that is doing transformative work to ensure that every student graduates ready for college, career and community? 

If so, the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) has much to offer you:  a clear vision, a collaboratively-designed strategic framework, collaboration time, district support and excellent professional development opportunities.

 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 supports. 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.


BECOMING A MODEL URBAN 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. We are focused on becoming a model urban school district that serves our children and families better than ever before. Our strategy as a district is captured in our strategic framework(https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/framework), which was developed with input from staff, students, parents and the community. We have made exciting progress as a district and to continue moving forward, we believe we must stay incredibly focused, keep schools at the center and strive for a culture of excellence and equity for all students and educators.

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 TEACH Madison (https://hr.madison.k12.wi.us/teach-madison).

ABOUT THE DISTRICT:  MMSD is the second largest school system in Wisconsin and has a student population of approximately 27,000 students in 32 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 5 high schools, and several alternative programs. The district has a total staff of over 5,900 and an operating budget of $435 million.  The District has a 52% minority student population.

For additional information visit the following websites: Madison Metropolitan School District - www.madison.k12.wi.us; City of Madison - www.ci.madison.wi.us; County of Dane -www.co.dane.wi.us; State of Wisconsin - badger.state.wi.us; Department of Public Instruction - www.dpi.state.wi.us; University of Wisconsin - www.uwsa.edu.

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 of respectful, confidential, individualized, developmentally appropriate, and culturally competent practice
● Staying current with professional learning to maintain and develop competency reflecting evidence-based best practice


Work Location Doyle-Human Resources

Salary placement is based on education (highest degree earned and number of academic credits earned after the award date of the highest degree) and prior experience working in the field of nursing.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

School-wide Leadership Practices:
? Provide leadership in the development and evaluation of school-based health policies and procedures
? Active participation on the Student Support and Intervention Team (SSIT) providing leadership on issues of physical health, mental health, and safety
? Participate on the School-based Leadership Team (SBLT)

Case Management / Care Coordination for Students with Chronic Health Conditions:
? 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 participant on Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 teams and provide direct services to students with disabilities as required by the related services delineated in an IEP
? 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

Access to Care:
? 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

Health Education:
? 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

Healthy School Environment:
? 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)

Crisis Response:
? 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

Acute Illness and Injury:
? Direct the provision of care by nurse assistant
? Provide care for injuries and acute health concerns


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)
-Current CPR/AED certification
-Licensed as a Registered nurse prior to employment
-Basic Emergency Care Course - must complete within 6 months of employment or have completed within 3 years prior to employment
-Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (DPI) Nurse license must be obtained within 3 years of 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

-Master's degree in Nursing with Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certification, preferred.
-Recent pediatric, public health, or school nursing experience.


Other Information

This is an "applicant pool" posting. It does not signify that vacancies actually exist at this time. The purpose of this posting is to develop a pool of qualified applicants, should vacancies become available. Applications accepted until April 1, 2017.

For more information about teaching at MMSD and about our application process, go to www.mmsd.org/teach-madison.

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, physical appearance, marital status, disability, arrest or conviction record, membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, political belief, sexual orientation, less than honorable discharge, source of income or the fact that an individual is a student.

Thank you for your interest in working at the Madison Metropolitan School District, where we're committed to making every school a thriving school, and every student ready for college, career and community.


Application Deadline 04/01/2017
Equal Opportunity Employer