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Nurse - Med Surg

Company: Denver Public Schools
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:


Traditional 186 work days per year

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: See DCTA SSP/Teacher Salary Schedule at

Essential Functions and Objectives:

The School Nurse is an essential role to our schools and will oversee the emotional, mental, physical, and social health of students and maintain a safe and healthy environment. School Nurses are assigned to work across the district in one or multiple school locations depending on the needs of the school.

* Promote an optimal level of wellness to enhance the educational process of students.
* Work to remove, modify or reduce health-related barriers to learning.
* Provide well student care, health care, first aid, immunizations and assistance to students at assigned school.
* Perform screenings for scoliosis, vision, hearing, height and weight, and/or other conditions and make referrals and follow-up.
* Complete, update, and maintain student records (accident reports, health records) using District software systems, and complete and submit reports.
* May supervise health paraprofessionals and other health staff in assigned locations.

Knowledge, Experience Other Qualifications:

* Possess a valid Colorado Professional Special Services Provider License with endorsement as a School Nurse.
* Be licensed as a registered nurse by the State of Colorado.
* Possess a current certificate for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS), and be able to renew it as required.
* Have previous school nursing experience, preferred.
* Have a National School Nurse Certification, which is highly desired.
* Lead for racial and educational excellence and work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community, along with believing in and supporting all students so they feel seen and heard with access to high quality education.
* Live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working with us.
* Have the ability with or without accommodations to meet the physical demand of the position.

Education Requirements:

* Have a Bachelor's Degree of Science in nursing from an accredited College or University.
* If you do NOT have a BSN, you must have three (3) or more years of licensed, practical experience as an RN with school-aged children in order for the district to sign off on a temporary license AND at the time of hire, you must be able to show proof of enrollment in a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program and agree to finish the program during the next three years, during your probationary period with CDE. (This includes any agency nurses hired).

What DPS Offers You:

* A Culture that values Equity, Accountability, Integrity, Collaboration and Fun with a shared vision that Every Student Will Succeed.
* Competitive SSP/Teacher Compensation and Procomp Incentive plan.
* In addition to competitive compensation, DPS has other Total Reward offerings such as; time off, health and wellness benefits, and PERA Retirement.

Innovation School - Please ensure you review the Innovation Plan to understand terms and conditions of employment prior to applying. Innovation Plan is available at: ttp://

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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