Elementary SPED Paraprofessionals, School Nurse, 6-12 Interventionist

Hayden School District   Hayden, CO   Full-time     Other
Posted on January 18, 2023
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Hayden School District

• Elementary SPED Paraprofessionals

• School Nurse


  • To assist the nurse coordinator in duties as assigned, including the promotion of health and wellness for students and staff at Hayden Valley Schools. Staff the district health room and assist with daily needs of ill, injured or students with chronic conditions as well as staff emergencies. 


  • Colorado RN license
  • Previous experience in healthcare role preferred
  • Valid American Red Cross First Aide Certification
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, parents, and staff
  • Excellent organizational and clerical skills; high attention to accuracy and detail
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • School Nursing Coordinator


  • School Nursing Coordinator


  • Provide designated direct health care services within to students; follow up on health care referrals.
  • Assist with school-wide health screenings including organizing, schedules, records, materials and supplies.
  • Record health information in individual student health records or health room log; assist the nurse coordinator with clerical duties, record keeping and immunization records.
  • Follow up on health care referrals by the school nurse and assist families in accessing additional services.
  • Maintain files and update student health records; prepare appropriate reports for serious accidents or injury.
  • Maintain health office, including materials, supplies and forms.
  • Ability to work under day to day direction from the school nurse coordinator. Consult with the school nurse coordinator regarding the student's health status, particularly when unstable or questionable.
  • Administers medication to students according to district and state guidelines. Administer emergency first aid and CPR in accordance with established protocols. Awareness and education in use of  an AED.
  • Adhere to requirements of confidentiality regarding student’s records; discreetly handle sensitive information pertaining to staff, parents and students.
  • Responds efficiently to requests for service and keep principal and office staff informed of any health related problems. Contact parents as is appropriate.
  • Acts as liaison between school, parents, students and community.
  • Ability to interpret and follow school and state policies/procedures and use of best practices in day to day decision making. 
  • Excellent ability to work in a high volume setting with constant interruptions and prioritize health office duties daily.
  • Reports to school nurse coordinator and communicates with principal, assistant principals to keep informed of any health related problems.  Check district email daily.
  • Conduct COVID tests for students and staff as needed, with consent.
  • Staff the health room during school hours to care for injured or sick students and staff including those with COVID related symptoms.
  • Daily reporting to LPH on COVID cases and concerns including demographics, symptom onset and contract tracing as appropriate.
  • Communication with parents regarding COVID and positive tests (isolation and quarantine dates).
  • Manage students with chronic illness/conditions on a daily basis. Including assisting with health care plan implementation and follow-up.
  • Support student toileting if the health technician or paraprofessional is not available.
  • Administer daily medications.
  • Daily documentation/charting.
  • Documentation of annual immunization records and other required reporting for state compliance.
  • Ordering supplies, taking inventory and stocking the health room as needed.
  • AED compliance (check functioning and supplies twice a month) for all four devices in the district.
  • CPR compliance and tracking of staff in the district.
  • Staff, CNE meetings as assigned.
  • Coverage for school nurse coordinator while absent.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Decision Making:  An example of a typical decision made by an individual in this position is to interpret policies/procedures and best practice.  An incorrect decision made by this position could impact the district legally causing the financial condition of the district to be affected. Errors made in decision-making could potentially result in a substantial cost to the District or damage to the credibility of the District.
Language Skills:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond professionally to questions from students, parents and staff.
Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as interest, discounts, commissions, proportions, percentage, circumference, and volume. Ability to calculate dosages.
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to exercise good judgment and common sense and follow established procedures.
Other Skills and Abilities:  Adequate office skills as appropriate to the duties of the position; dependability; flexibility in adjusting to various school assignments and/or situations; ability to respect confidentiality of information; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and community; Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to work well with children.
Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run, stoop or kneel; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push items of 100 lbs., such as pushing a child in a wheelchair. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.
Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in this environment is moderate to quiet, depending on the activity in the particular part of the day. Directly responsible for student’s safety and well-being.

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