Health Nurse Coordinator - La Grande Schools (Temporary)

General Information
Salary Range: 
$36.80 - $39.21
Type of Employment: 
Licensure, Certifications Required : 
AA or Bachelor's Degree Nursing; RN
Age Range/Instructional Level : 
District Information
InterMountain ESD
La Grande Schools
Zip Code: 
Contact Name: 
Charlene Surber
Contact Phone: 
Contact Title: 
Human Resources
Additional Information
Special Instructions to the Applicant: 
Please submit the following to the Human Resources Department in order to be considered (Application materials will be accepted through USPS mail, fax, and hand delivery): • IMESD Employment Application • Letter of interest • Resume • 3 Letters of Recommendation

This is a Temporary position running through June 30, 2017. We hope to fill the position as soon as possible.


Description of Position:

Coordinating services and building partnerships with community/county/state agencies, and school district to protect and improve the health needs of students.  The registered nurse works to promote the health of students through prevention, case findings, early intervention and remediation of specific health problems.  Collaborate with Center for Human Development departments: Public Health, and Mental Health.

Direct services for special needs student requiring medical protocol/plan. Develop, train, delegate and monitor medical protocols/plans to ensure continuity of medical care and safety. Provide school staff guidance, training, and education with medically involved special education students.


  • The functions of the specialized school nurse include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform assessment of current school/community health and resources to identify health disparities.

  • Develop a school health improvement plan to ensure full utilization of present resources.

  • Identify and engage potential community partners to meet school and community need as identified through assessment.

  • Serve as primary coordinator for services delivered through Wellness HUB including but not limited to: Oral Health, Mental Health, Physical Health

  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of health education activities.

  • Assist in preparation and distribution of health education materials, including pamphlets, reports, films, exhibits and other audio-visual aids.

  • Provide educational programs and public speaking lectures to school groups on prevention topics and public health issues.

  • Initiate referrals to parents, school personnel and community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow-through.

  • Provide on-going health counseling with students, parents, school personnel and health agencies.

  • Counsels with students concerning chronic health conditions, mental health issues, and medical problems in order to facilitate responsible decision-making practices.

  • Interpret the health status of pupils to parents and school personnel.

  • Recommend and help to implement modification of school programs to meet student health needs.

  • Participate as the health team specialist on the child education evaluation team to develop the health care component of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students with identified health needs.

  • Plan and implement school health management protocols for the child with special health needs and 504 students.

  • Supervisor instructional assistants working with health protocols/plans.

  • Complete documentation and reports as required by any funding sources

  • Participate in occasional after hours, health fairs, and community outreach.

  • Coordinate school and community health activities and serves as a liaison person between the home, school, and community.

  • Other duties as necessary and assigned.

  • Abide by all HIPPA laws and maintain confidentiality of clients and services provided at SBHC and Union County Health sites.


Establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with CHD Public Health staff members, school staff, parents, students, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.


Attend educations and training modules that encourage professional development and enhance continual learning; assist in training and mentoring of co-workers; and maintain regular and consistent attendance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

  • Registered Nurse

  • Hold a valid license from State Board of Nursing

  • Valid School Nurse license through TSPC, optional

  • Two years’ experience as school nurse, preferred

  • Four or more years of nursing experiences or combination of education and experience.

  • Current Oregon driver’s license and ability to provide reliable transportation for own use.

  • Current CPR/AED for health care provider certification


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience with the philosophy and practice of the interdisciplinary approach to serving children.


  • Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word)

  • Internet browser


    Nurse may occasionally be required to travel away from home on over night assignments.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


    Employee will work on an annual contract. Any changes in contract days will be stipulated in each individual contract. It should be noted that salary and benefits to be established by IMESD Education Association in accordance with negotiated agreement with the IMESD Board of Directors. Department director shall establish the employees schedule and assignments.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify, or delete any aspect of this (or the position itself) at any time, as it deems advisable.

Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of elgibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veterans' Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application.  Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214/215.