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PROGRAM SPECIALIST SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES HR

Company: Fort Bend Independent School District
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

EDUCATION REQUIRED
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing required from an accredited professional nursing education program

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Valid Registered Nurse License from the Texas State Board of Nursing

Current CPR and AED Certification

Current First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification preferred
Current First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor TRAINER Certification preferred

Certification of completion of COVID-19 Contact Tracing through John Hopkins University required. Free, online course training can be located at: https://www.coursera.org/learn/covid-19-contact-tracing?edocomorp=covid-19-contact-tracing


  • WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    Minimum of 2 years experience as a RN in a school and/or community health setting
    Minimum of 1 year additional leadership experience


    OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES REQUIRED
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the RN scope of practice as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and present training information to adult learners
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication with staff, students, and other system administrators both verbally and in writing

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS
    The work environment characteristics and physical demands 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. Work is performed in classrooms, offices, work stations and meeting rooms.
    The position requires occasional walking, standing, sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting/carrying work related items weighing less than 40 pounds, such as books, papers and presentation materials. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Attendance at conferences and professional development is required. Work involves everyday risks and discomforts which require normal safety precautions when operating equipment or performing job duties. May work prolonged or irregular hours and must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.


    This position serves the District's need for additional support in response to COVID-19. This position may be discontinued if and when there is no longer a need.

    JOB PURPOSE SUMMARY
    The Program Specialist School Health Services HR, under the supervision of the Coordinator Contact Tracing HR, will provide support, resources, and professional development to implement and sustain health services. The incumbent will assist the Coordinator of Health Services with ensuring compliance of State, Federal, and local standards. The incumbent will assist in the campus and district health services initiatives that result from disease outbreak or other needs that arise. The Program Specialist School Health Services HR, will be responsible for the support of Campus health, wellness and contact tracing support related items.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    May be required to perform other related duties as assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities, required unless otherwise stated as preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.

    • Operation

    • Directly supports the District's contact tracing operations and systems.
    • Trains and monitors District Contact Tracers and Assistant Contact Tracers to contact trace students and staff, including interviewing those who have tested positive for the virus, determining people who have been in close contact with that positive individual, connecting with those close contacts to gather further information, and provide guidance to students and staff.
    • Provide direct guidance to District families and staff regarding the need to self-isolate, self-quarantine or return to campus
    • Assist with screening, interviewing, and growing high-quality staff
    • Collaborate with Information Services to support health services electronic records application
    • Participate actively as a member of the School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) by organizing meetings, updating the SHAC webpage, and maintaining membership

      Campus Support

    • Directly support campus administration and Campus/Department COVID-19 Teams
    • Provide direct guidance to Campus/Department COVID-19 Teams regarding when students and staff are cleared to return to campus
    • Coordinate District campus-based health and wellness initiatives and programs
    • Consult with students, parents, and staff on an as-needed basis concerning District wellness programs and the District Wellness Policy
    • Provide direct nursing support to campuses as deemed necessary by the Coordinator of Health Services.

      Compliance

    • Coordinate, compile, and submit all required reports to District Leadership, TEA, local health authorities, and others as necessary
    • Communicate with campuses, families, and community members about contact tracing, health program opportunities and health awareness updates
    • Assist the District in compiling data for all state-required reports including annual immunization compliance, vision, hearing, scoliosis, and acanthosis
    • Assist in the development and implementation of related policy and procedures for health services
    • Remain current on best practices, laws affecting nursing practice, and policies and procedures
    • Attend state and national workshops/conferences and serve on committees to advance professional learning aligned to the comprehensive professional learning plan

      SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities according to District's policies and applicable laws
    • Assist in the process of recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, and training assigned staff
    • Conduct performance appraisal of assigned staff as well as assist with conducting clinical staff audits
    • Address complaints and resolve problems in a timely manner

      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Keywords: Fort Bend Independent School District, Sugar Land , PROGRAM SPECIALIST SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES HR, Healthcare , Sugar Land, Texas

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