South Burlington School District Employment Opportunities

SCHOOL NURSE (0.4 FTE) (#48)

SBSD Administration
South Burlington School District
South Burlington, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3896586 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: July 14, 2022 Starting Date: August 22, 2022

Job Description
South Burlington School District
Position Description
Job Title: School Nurse (BSN/RN)
Location: District Assigned School
Job Group: Educator
Pay Level: Exempt
Reports To: Principal
Summary: Assesses the needs of students requiring the services of a registered nurse. Prepares health care
plans, supervises the implementation of required health care procedures, and administers medication according to
established protocols. Provides health services to students and maintains student records for all such services.
Provides health related programs to students and staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Organizes, administers, educates and manages school health services in compliance with State and Federal
laws as well as district policies and procedures and is consistent with the Standard of Practice: School Health
Services Manual and other established practices.
a. Assesses and attends to student health complaints as needed. Ensures that parent/guardian is notified in
the event of illness or injury, according to district protocols.
b. Provides health counseling to students, parents/guardians, and school personnel.
c. Develops individualized health plans for students requiring health care intervention during school activities.
d. Plans and coordinates communicable disease control procedures advises regarding school exclusion and
re-admittance of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
e. Provides content expertise, training, and mandated screening programs for students and staff.
f. Serves as a liaison for healthcare provider, parents/guardians, and staff on health needs of students.
g. Maintains appropriate and necessary health records on: student immunizations and medication use;
screenings; daily logs; and annual reports.
h. Consults with parents/guardians, school personnel, physicians, clinics and other agencies on student
health matters.
i. Participates in parent meetings and may case manage 504 plans, as appropriate.
2. Administers medication and treatment prescribed by physicians and administers non-prescription medication,
as requested by parents/guardians.
a. Ensures follow-up of physician orders for appropriate students.
b. Assumes authority, in the absence of a physician, for the care of a student who has suffered an injury or
emergency illness. Administers first aid in accordance with established procedures.
3. Assists School Administration by:
a. Collaborating on the development of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
b. Developing and monitoring the school’s Health Service Budget.
c. Consulting with school personnel on the physical and psychological safety of students and staff involved in
the learning environment and on matters of child abuse reporting and support, according to school policy
and state laws.
d. Assisting administrators, educators, and staff by interpreting the medical needs or special health
requirements of students.
4. Keeps current on trends, developments, and research in the areas of school nursing, communicable disease,
health education, and wellness. Attends professional meetings and networks with other health and education
5. May perform other related duties as assigned.
General Responsibilities: May oversee the work of an associate nurse, LPN, LNA, or health assistants. Assists
administration in establishing and maintaining school-based discipline and a positive learning environment. In
addition, the ability to work in a collaborative team environment is essential to the employee's successful job
performance. Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule. Demonstrated ongoing
commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering exceptional customer service.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate a high
degree of organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, attention to detail, and adaptability. Each
essential duty must be performed in a satisfactory manner.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing from a program accredited by the
National League for Nursing (NLN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). A year or more
experience in a school setting is preferred. Completion of educational orientation program through the Vermont
Agency of Education. Experience with special needs students.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A current, unencumbered Vermont RN license, current certificates in CPR
Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid. Four years of clinical nursing experience beyond nursing
education. Valid Vermont Teaching License with appropriate school nurse endorsement.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals/books, technical
procedures, prescriptions, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondence and procedure
manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, staff, and the
public is essential. Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents/guardians, school personnel, and the
greater school community.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to assess, identify, develop options, and solve practical problems and deal with a variety
of situations where limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,
oral, diagram, or schedule form is essential.
Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory specific to instructional
programs and to assigned area; ability to plan and implement actions based on school objectives and the health
needs and abilities of assigned students. Is knowledgeable with special education regulations in order to participate
in Instructional Educational Plans (IEP) teams. Ability to establish and maintain effective and trustful relationships
with students, peers, parents/guardians and community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district
requirements and Board policies and procedures.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk and hear and
sometimes walk. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 45
pounds, such as students in wheelchairs. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision such as to
read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus. The incumbent must demonstrate manual
dexterity to perform technology related assignments.
Emotional Demands: The individual must be able to work with others in a collegial and cooperative manner, must
show acceptable interpersonal skills and follow directions of school leadership. The position requires the individual
to meet deadlines, manage multiple demands from several people, and interact with the public and other staff.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are primarily performed indoors and
occasionally outdoors. The employee is frequently exposed to infection at a greater risk than the average person.
The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students.
Terms of Employment: Per Master Agreement
Evaluation: Annually
Date Approved: March 1, 1996
Revised and Approved:May 21, 2015, DY
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
(P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009 is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are
performed by the individual(s) currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. The Board reserves the right to waive the essential
requirements contained in this job description.
Job Description Acknowledgement
I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description. I further understand that I am responsible for the
satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described.
Employee Name____________________________________________________________________________
Employee Signature____________________________________________________ Date_________________

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to SBSD Administration!

South Burlington School District, on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain in Vermont, is a nationally recognized award winning K-12, 2584 student, public school system. We are seeking dynamic, and committed individuals with a diverse range of experiances and qualifications to join us in contributing to our educational community. If you are an individual who possesses a strong commitment to working together in a fun, energetic atmosphere, then we would like the opportunity to speak with you! “If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at Revised by mandate of the USDA dated March 24th, 2014.”
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Job Requirements
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Mark Trifilio, Orchard Principal
    2 Baldwin Avenue
    South Burlington, Vermont 05403
    Phone: 802-652-7300
    Fax: 802-658-9037