Regional School Nurse

Los Angeles, CA /
School Support – Student Services /
Full-Time 2020-2021 School Year
About Us

KIPP SoCal Public Schools (KIPP SoCal) is a nonprofit organization that operates tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter schools focused on preparing students in systemically under-resourced communities in Southern California for choice filled lives. In July 2019, KIPP LA Public Schools and KIPP San Diego Public Schools united to become KIPP SoCal Public Schools to better meet the needs of our students. We currently operate 19 schools, educate approximately 8,200 students and support an additional 4,300 alumni who are attending high school and college.

Job Overview

Under the direction of the Managing Director of Student Services or his/her designee, the Credentialed School Nurse develops and maintains a broad program of health services designed to protect, maintain and enhance the health of students. The Credentialed School Nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of students.  Provides for the promotion of the mental, physical, and social well being of students and staff through educational health services as well as early identification, intervention and guidance.  S/He will conduct health assessments as well as provide training and guidance to KIPP SoCal team members in areas related to student health and programs.  

The Responsibilities

    • Maintain and review student health records to identify, interpret and communicate  present and potential health problems of students 
    • Assess students in mandated health screenings (e.g. vision and hearing) for the purposes of special education evaluations
    • Knowledge of the IEP and Section 504 process and related school district policies and procedures
    • Provide appropriate follow up of assessment results to include: interpreting results to staff, parent/guardian notification of potential health problems, and assist parent/guardian to access appropriate care as needed 
    • Contribute as appropriate to student support programs such as Student Success Team, Student Attendance Review Board, Section 504 Plan Team, and/or IEP Team to report results of student health assessments and pertinent health information
    • Knowledge of child and adolescent development (physical, cognitive, behavioral, emotional) and ability to use this information to provide staff with insight to support student health needs
    • Conduct staff training on health-related matters in the school setting, e.g. chronic health conditions, emergency medication, diabetes monitoring, communicable disease, first aid, etc
    • Design, implement, and monitor individualized health care plans for students with health conditions to assure that their health needs are being met in the school setting
    • Provide training and monitoring for KIPP team members to assist with understanding an implement individual student medical plans
    • Coordinate and monitor student medication and treatment, as needed
    • Monitor regional licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel who perform specialized health services
    • Assist with the provision of services of contracted personnel who perform specialized health care, if needed
    • Record the results of health screenings and other significant health information in students’ health records
    • Use of Welligent and/or SEIS to record health information for students with disabilities
    • Attend IEP or 504 meetings for students with health needs, if needed
    • Review all student immunizations  or other health requirements for compliance as required by state law for entrance in California, if needed 
    • Act as liaison between families, staff, health care providers, and community agencies regarding students’ health needs.
    • Assist in planning for emergency care for illness or injury of students/staff on school premises, including development of emergency care plans for students with life threatening conditions.
    • Assist in the control and prevention of communicable disease by coordinating with community public health agencies and providing information to staff, students, and parents about protective measures against communicable diseases.
    • Promote a healthful and safe school environment by participating in the establishment of health-related protocols and policies
    • Attend and participate in regional Special Education meetings and site faculty meetings as needed
    • Ability to work successfully with students, teachers, administrators, and parents and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Develop a schedule to meet the required assigned assessments and travel to multiple different school sites to conduct assessments
    • Fulfill the mandated reporting responsibilities related to child abuse and neglect.
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager

The Qualifications

    • Current California Registered Nurse License required
    • Current California School Audiometrist Certificate preferred
    • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate and standard first aid certificate preferred
    • Current CA Driver’s License 
    • Experience working with students from underserved communities preferred
    • Knowledge of IEP present levels preferred
    • Knowledge of formal assessments preferred
    • Knowledge of LAUSD procedures preferred
    • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
    • Flexible and able to adapt to different school settings, procedures, and staffs
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Professional demeanor
    • Bilingual English/Spanish highly preferred

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • Employer paid KIPP SoCal life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP SoCal
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and 10 days sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
KIPP SoCal Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP SoCal strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippsocal.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.