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SCHOOL NURSE Lew Wallace Elementary New

Albuquerque, NM


Hiring Company

Albuquerque Public Schools

Position Description

Develops and utilizes appropriate health services and health monitoring programs while functioning as a student advocate, and develops and implements programs to assist students’ and families’ access to health care.


  • Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Cooperates in the development and implementation of the District health program.
  • Participates with school staff in developing and implementing a total school health program based on student needs.
  • Advises and educates teachers, students and parents on health matters and provides training activities when necessary.
  • Identifies health problems including social, emotional and economic factors that interfere with learning through screening procedures, assessment and evaluation of students.
  • Initiates, establishes and monitors quality assurance for the Presumptive Eligibility/Medicaid Onsite Application Assistance (PE/MOSAA) or other health care and/or education related programs as directed.
  • Works collaboratively with school-based health care personnel.
  • Assists in the supervising, training and delegating assignments to Health Assistants.
  • Initiates medical and mental health referrals to parents, school personnel and community providers.
  • Develops and implements individual health care plans.
  • Provides remediation and follow-through on all referrals.
  • Serves as a consultant and resource person to staff, parents and students in identifying community resources, environmental hazards and school safety issues.
  • Acts as a liaison between the school, home and community providers regarding health information and referrals.
  • Implements policies and procedures regarding school health and the control of communicable diseases in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Oversees compliance with state immunization laws.
  • Arranges for the routine care of ill and injured students.
  • Manages and oversees the implementation of the District medication policy.
  • Participates as a health professional in the evaluation process for students referred for special education services.
  • Participates as a health professional on other relevant teams and at appropriate conferences and meetings.


  • The minimum expectations for this job are as follows
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Ability to communication effectively with State Agencies.
  • Knowledge of District policies and procedures as they apply to health services.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal guidelines that effect student access to health care and/or educational related programs.
  • Knowledge of standard nursing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and District confidentiality policy as related to students and families.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, ADN in Nursing with three years of experience in Nursing & current enrollment in BSN Program, ADN with Bachelor's in Health related field.
  • Valid New Mexico Nursing license 700, 701, 702, or 703
  • Valid State Department of Education School Nurse license
  • Maintains current CPR certification
  • One year of experience in nursing or community nursing

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