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Registered Nurse - NW Outdoor Science School - Spring 2024 Session- 3 positions available

Company: Northwest Regional Education Service District
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

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 . 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: Registered Nurse - Outdoor School
Department: Instructional Services / Northwest Outdoor Science School
Location: (Various Locations)
Reports To: Outdoor School Site Supervisor
Compensation: 2023-2024 NOSS Salary Schedule ($33.95-$43.00 per hour)
Spring 2024 Dates: February 14, 2024-June 4, 2024

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.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Ideal candidates for this position love working outside and love working with kids! Recent graduates are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity to work with Northwest Regional Education Service District students in an unparalleled outdoor classroom. Students in Outdoor School receive an exciting environmental education and are able to explore their surroundings (mountains, forests, steams, and fields) 24 hours a day; be part of this experience with your nursing knowledge and help us give these students the best experience possible!
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.
RN and licensed to practice in the state of Oregon. Emotional stability and technical skills to meet emergencies. Current CPR certification. Current Oregon driver's license, good driving record, access to vehicle and insurance coverage in compliance with ESD policy. Preferred experience with interpreting the guidelines and procedures related to COVID-19 as outlined by OHA and/or ODE to inform COVID-19 practices.

REQUIRED SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively with all staff, doctors and medical facility personnel, teachers, counselors, parents/guardians and students. 7. Ability to effectively perform thrive in a residential work environment, five or six days per week.

Essential Functions: Provide health supervision, counseling and leadership. Coordinate with students, families, school personnel, and community resources to manage students with chronic and acute health issues such as: asthma, life-threatening allergies, concussion management, substance misuse, and mental health as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adherieto safety practices, administering first aid handling hazardous materials, operate equipment used for cleaning, operate standard office equipment Prepare and maintain accurate records, promote child centered environment, and record keeping. Maintain facilities for dispensary and infirmary care. Administer current and appropriate first aid as needed. Administer all medications and treatments according to physician's order. Retain and dispense all medications to students and counselors as prescribed. Assess illness and accidents and determine appropriate treatment or referral to physician or hospital. Make decisions on whether students should be sent home for medical reasons or remain at the Outdoor School. Keep record of all drugs, medicines, and first-aid treatments in ledger. File accident reports with supervisor. Support, comfort and protect students who may have difficulty adjusting to Outdoor Science School and being away from home. Oversee the safe and healthful operation of hte Outdoor Science School site. Serve as "health advisor" to Outdoor Science School staff, teachers, kitchen staff, counselors and students, increasing their awareness of good health and safety practices. Perform collateral duties as assigned by the supervisor. Be involved in all phases of the Outdoor Science School program as needed. Transport students as needed. Maintain strong links with the state and local health department to reduce the risk of infectious disease, mental health concerns, substance misuse disorders, health education, screenings, referrals and follow up. Partnering with the local health department to integrate current public health information into health and safety planning. Monitor the site's public health related to COVID-19 by tracking disease transmission, providing education about disease prevention, and reporting to the health department. Communicate with site supervisors and the Outdoor Science School Director regarding new COVID-19 health policies and procedures Oversee COVID-19 policy and procedure review and revision in coordination and compliance with the NWRESD Covid-Response/Re-Opening Team. Coordinate the establishment of COVID-19 guidelines for Outdoor Science School as defined by Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Education, and NWRESD Covid-Response/Re-Opening Team, procedures, and training in First Aid/CPR/First Responder Program for schools and staff. Assure that Outdoor Science School site health policies and procedures adhere to federal, state, and current standards of the Nursing Practice Act, and are correctly implemented throughout the school system. Serve as a leader in the Outdoor Science School for communicable disease control and COVID-19 guidelines. Coordinate on-the-job COVID-19 training for Outdoor Science School site staff and students. This position is overnight, requiring the employee to live on-site during the work week Monday-Friday. Room and board are provided. Our program operates at multiple sites in Northwest Oregon near the following communities; Vernonia, Salem, Cloverdale, Rockaway Beach, and one site TBD. This position is temporary, but there may be an opportunity available to continue employment in future sessions.
Employee will be compensated 50 hours per week. Weekly schedule varies from Monday-Friday or Sunday-Thursday. Most work weeks are 5 days. 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 . 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, 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 . Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900. Frontline JOB ID: 2917

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