Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.
In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.
Position Title: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE - Northwest Outdoor Science School
Department: Northwest Outdoor Science School
Location: Various Campsites
Reports To: NOSS Principal
Compensation: Classified Salary Schedule - Range P ($26.58-$31.77/ hr)
Bargaining Unit: Not Applicable/Non-Represented
SPRING SESSION START DATE: 2.16.23
SPRING SESSION END DATE: 6.2.23
NW REGIONAL ESD'S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.
The NOSS Licensed Practical Nurse provides nursing assessments, health screenings, health counseling, treatment of minor injuries or ailments, medication administration, and referral services for more in-depth medical service, under the direct clinical supervision of the school health coordinator or registered nurse (RN). The NOSS LPN is an overnight position located at one of five Outdoor School sites and may be assigned to provide health services to numerous students at various campsites within the Northwest Outdoor Science School, and the assignments can change, depending on emerging student health needs.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- High School diploma or GED
- Valid Oregon LPN license issued by the Oregon Board of Nursing
- Current First Aid/CPR/AED card, epinephrine and glucagon certificates; or ability to obtain certificates in at least 30 days of start date.
- A minimum of one year of experience working in a hospital, community, or home health clinical setting
- Experience working in K-12 school-setting.
- Bilingual and bicultural skills in such common languages to NWRESD.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other
duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the
type and level of work assigned for this position.
A. Provide direct care using school health protocols and individualized health plans (IHPs) established by the RN supervisor or medical advisor.
B. Administer medication to students according to board policy and district procedures.
C. Carry out mandatory screening programs, collect data, and complete required reports as directed.
D. Collaborate with campus principal, school counselor, teachers, parents, food service, and other staff regarding the health needs of the general population and those students with identified health conditions as directed by the supervising RN.
E. Communicate with parents regarding individual students as directed by the school nurse (RN).
F. Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meeting of students with identifiable health needs if the RN is unable and collaborate with appropriate staff and RN regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP) items.
G. Distribute information to faculty or staff on health-related topics as needed and as directed by the RN.
H. Provide guidance to unlicensed assistive personnel or other school staff on health-related tasks as directed by the RN.
I. Maintain accurate and confidential student health records, including immunization records, medication administration records, and individual student treatment records.
J. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including accurate, confidential health records on all students.
K. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Oregon Health Authority rule, State Board of Education rule, and NWRESD board policy. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
L. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
This position is residential, requiring the employee to live on-site during the work week. Room and board are provided. Our program operates at multiple sites in Northwest Oregon near the following communities; Vernonia, Salem, Cape Lookout, Otis & Rockaway Beach. Employees are assigned to one site for the duration of their employment. There may be an opportunity available to continue employment in future sessions.
Employee will be compensated 50 hours of work each week. Weekly schedule varies between 5 and 6 day work weeks. Most work weeks are 5 days. Additionally, employees will be paid a weekly stipend when students are on site overnight. Due to the seasonal camp-based nature of this position, it is exempt for state overtime wage regulations.
Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.
NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve. Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.
Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at email@example.com. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.
On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.
FISCAL POSITION CONTROL CODE(S): NA
JOB POST ID: 2660