Topeka Public Schools USD 501
Roving Registered School Nurse (SPED)
Title: Roving Registered Professional School Nurse (SPED)
Reports To: Director of Special Education K-12 and Coordinator of Nursing Services
This is a certified position responsible for supervising designated staff that provides nursing care to special education students. A high degree of organizational skills and attention to detail are needed along with the ability to work with a wide range of professionals in the school setting and community. The certified roving nurse must be able to communicate effectively and to work independently within established guidelines in a timely manner.
This position requires a licensed professional nurse preferably with a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing and two years of clinical experience. In addition- supervisory experience is recommended. The individual must be able to exercise assessment and critical thinking skills when delivering nursing services in the school setting. The individual must maintain confidentiality and use good judgment in handling and dispersing information while applying new concepts and details quickly and adapt easily to change.
4. As indicated- to ensure the delivery of nursing services to special education students attending USD 501- the roving registered special education professional nurse will:
5. Delegation (authorization) for unlicensed persons to perform selected nursing tasks or procedures in the school setting for special education students under the direction of a registered professional nurse (K.A.R. 60-15-102).
6. The registered professional nurse shall perform the following (K.A.R. 60-15-102)
7. The registered professional nurse shall orient and instruct unlicensed persons in the performance of selected nursing task or procedure for special education students. The registered professional nurse shall document in writing the unlicensed person’s demonstration of the competency necessary to perform the delegated task or procedure. The designated unlicensed person shall co-sign the documentation indicating the person’s concurrence with this competency evaluation (K.A.R. 60-15-102).
8. The registered professional nurse shall meet these requirements (K.A.R. 60-15-102)
9. The registered professional nurse shall supervise all nursing tasks or procedures delegated to designated unlicensed person in the school setting in accordance with the following conditions The registered professional nurse shall meet these requirements (K.A.R. 60-15-103).
10. The registered professional nurse shall determine the degree of supervision required after an assessment of appropriate factors- including the following (K.A.R. 60-15-103)
11. The supervising registered professional nurse may designate whether or not the nursing task or procedure is one that may be delegated or supervised by a licensed practical nurse (K.A.R. 60-15-103).
12. The delegating registered professional nurse shall have a plan to provide nursing care when the delegating nurse is absent (K.A.R. 60-15-103).
13. The registered professional nurse may delegate the procedure of administering medications to unlicensed persons if all of these conditions are met(K.A.R. 60-15-104):
14. The registered professional nurse SHALL NOT delegate the procedure of medication administration in a school setting to unlicensed persons when administered by any of these means (K.A.R. 60-15-104):
15. Other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment:
This is a 9-month position.
Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Certified Agreement.
To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please complete application at topekapublicschools.net Topeka Public Schools is home to some of the finest students in the state of Kansas. Many of our students perform at the highest levels and our staff members are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. Topeka Public Schools offer a variety of comprehensive programs fitted to the needs and interests of students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We take seriously our responsibility to educate all children. Although over half the students in the district are college bound, our commitment is not limited to them alone. Topeka Schools have received national recognition for excellence in education. Several of our schools made the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics with some schools seeing remarkable double-digit gains. Topeka Public Schools enrollment is sixth largest in Kansas, with a total average enrollment of over 14,000 students in elementary through high school. While the Topeka Public Schools are the largest district in Shawnee County, our schools are smaller than most. Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students, including a science & fine arts magnet school and a computer magnet school. Middle schools range from 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 1000 to 2000 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the country. The school district sports complex, Hummer Sports Park, is a six-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. We are committed to hiring and maintaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka, employing over 2400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining USD 501, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.netto complete the application.