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Del Valle Independent School DistrictDirector of Health Services

Del Valle Independent School District

Director of Health Services (711)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleDirector of Health Services
Posting ID711
Description

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for program administration, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of a comprehensive program of health services for district. 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Master’s Degree from an accredited university

 

Experience:

Successful teaching and/or supervisory experience totaling at least five (5) years desired

Prior health education or school health programming experience; including physical health and mental health program development, management experience, and knowledge of health related policy, statutory requirements for school health is required

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Experience developing, interpreting, and implementing policy as it relates to comprehensive health

Provide strategic direction for the district related to health and mental health

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required)

 

Professionalism

The Educators' Code of Ethics is set forth in Texas Administrative Code to provide rules for standard practices and ethical conduct toward students, professional colleagues, school officials, parents, and members of the community

  • Rule §247.1 Purpose and Scope; Definitions
  • Rule §247.2 Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators

 

Organization Management

The administrator manages administrative, fiscal, and facilities functions responsibly through activities such as the following:

  • Develop and administer health services budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed wisely
  • Ensure that all campuses have needed healthcare supplies and resources and recommend purchase, replacement, and repair of equipment when needed
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including accurate, updated records of health information for all students
  • Implement and comply with policies established by federal and state law, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy
  • Securing grants and partnerships to enhance and promote programs

 

Organization Improvement

The campus nurse promotes efforts to improve the school or organization through activities such as the following:

  • Determine the goals, objectives, and priorities of the health services program in conjunction with nurses and other staff and within the goals and strategic plan established by the district
  • Identify, analyze, and apply current nursing and medical research findings to plan and provide health care delivery for all students. Evaluate and improve school health practices and make changes based on findings
  • Develop programs and recommend policies related to health and safety. Provide expert advice to district administration and other departments regarding policies, procedures, nursing, and healthcare standards on matters impacting student, staff, and the community
  • Collaborate with district level administration to integrate and implement health policies and practices with priorities of the district
  • Manage the delivery of all campus health services and ensure consistent implementation of school health policies regarding immunizations, communicable diseases, medication, and emergency care of ill and injured
  • Coordinate activities of the health services program with outside agencies and members of medical and health care community to ensure that students have access to adequate health care services. Represent the district in collaborative community programs related to student health
  • Serve as permanent member of district’s school health advisory committee. Participate in the development of health education curriculum and contribute to other committees related to health and safety issues of students and staff
  • Coordinate department and district staff development, orientation, training, and certification as related to health needs of students

 

Personnel Relations/Management

The campus nurse manages personnel effectively through activities such as the following:

  • Work cooperatively with principals to recruit, interview, select, train, supervise, and evaluate all health services personnel and make recommendations about assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal
  • Prepare, review, and revise department job descriptions
  • Share responsibility with principals to evaluate performance of school health services personnel to ensure effectiveness and develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operation in the health services area
  • Plan and conduct professional development, orientation, training, and certification programs for nurses and nurse assistants

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and termination of school nurses and nurse aides at campuses throughout district

 

Equipment:

Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; may use standard medical clinic equipment including automated external defibrillator (AED)

 

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Prolonged sitting; occasional kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing pulling, and twisting
  • Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
  • Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; may work prolonged or irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel
  • Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$299.78 - $359.02 / Daily Rate
LocationCentral Administration

Applications Accepted

Start Date12/21/2018