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Nursing Supervisor
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
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Nurse Supervisor (Mon- Thurs 6:45 AM – 3:15 PM; Fri. 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM)
This position is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position.  This employee must be a certified Registered Nurse with school nursing certification preferred.
Nurse Supervisor is responsible to the Chief Operating Officer.
Nurses in the WPSD Health Center work shifts which provides services 24 hours per day when school is in session.  Duties include the following:
Nursing/Clinical Duties:
  1. Supervises all other shift nurses at WPSD
  2. Distributing daily medications as prescribed
  3. Annual Health student screening and associated documentation
    1. Eye Exams
    2. Scoliosis screening
    3. Heights/weight and BMI calculations
    4. Require state physicals and assisting the physician with sport and state required physicals
  4. Assisting in maintaining medical records for students in a confidential manner.  Distinguishing between FERPA and HIPPA regulations.  Resource person for student health information.
  5. Assessing injured or ill students and providing routine and emergency medical care when necessary.
  6. Notification of parents regarding referrals for students to be seen by specialist, i.e., cardiologist, neurologist, orthopedics, etc.
  7. Contacting school physician regarding the health of students, medications, and the need for the school physician to examine particular students.
  8. Restriction and release notification for participation in Physical Education and sports to the Chief Operating Officer and Physical Education Teachers.
  9. Communicating with department supervisors, dorm staff, teachers, parents, the dietician, the school physician and the diabetic educator at Children’s Hospital regarding health issues when necessary.
  10. Coordinate/Assist with yearly scoliosis screening on age appropriate students
  11. Notification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of all serious accidents/injuries occurring to students and staff as soon as possible.
  12. Coordinate initial sports physicals and precertification physicians within WPIAL guidelines for sports
  13. Must be aware of all shift responsibilities in the event of emergency coverage.
  14. Participate in intake evaluation of prospective students if needed
  15. Maintain daily log of students seen by school physician for State Auditor
  16. Arranging for special diets and communication with the consulting dietician
  17. Assists with consulting physician or nurse practitioner Monday through Thursday
  18. Act as the liaison between outside nursing agencies staff when related to student medical needs. 
  19. Contact person for Diabetic Educator at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  20. Preceptor for nursing students from various programs
  21. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and School Administrators.
Administrative Duties:
  1. Yearly written evaluation of staff and maintain proper documentation.
  2. Coordinate and keep record of current nursing license of staff.
  3. Schedule CPR/AED training for staff and maintain the proper documentation
  4. Identify educational needs of staff and scheduling classes/in-service.
  5. Scheduling of nursing staff and their responsibilities
  6. Authorize staff Request for Leave and provide the Human Resources Department with the Request Forms.
  7. Distribution of yearly medical histories to Administration and provide updates as needed.
  8. Coordination of summer camp health services with the camp director.  This includes, but is not limited to, review camp physicals and applications.
  9. Participate in Individual Educational Plan meeting if needed.
  10. Writing monthly Health Center report and provide to the Chief Executive Officer and Department Directors.
  11. Responsible for ordering all Health Center supplies, equipment and medications.  Maintaining the correct paperwork associated with ordering.
  12. Participate in committees, if needed.
  13. Participate in intake of perspective students.
  14. Participate in any special health education class, if needed.
  15. Assist in maintaining Monthly Health Center Bulletin board.
  16. Review annually and develop new policies and procedures as needed.
  17. Meeting with the department director as needed.
  18. Attend weekly child study meetings and maintain records.
  19. Coordinate/Assist updating and distribute student allergy list.  This will be completed with each change in student status.
  20. Staffing the health care center for extracurricular activities as directed by the department director.
  21. Participate in the interview process of potential new employees
  22. Writing safety/incident reports as needed, providing department director and human resources with a copy.
  23. Maintain a confidential health record in accordance with the law.
  24. Ensure nursing staff are practicing under the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing Professional Nurse Law.
  25. Maintain staff time sheets including physician and psychiatrist and sending to the business office.
  26. Help maintain Health school records.
  27. Maintain school psychiatrist records.
  28. Keep answering machine message current
  29. Summer, weekend and holiday call, checking for messages from parents. 
  30. Informing psychiatrist with any change in student’s mental health.
  31. Distributing twice monthly appointment schedule to appropriate staff.
  32. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and designated school administration as determined by the CEO and/or COO.
  33. Maintain written evaluations and documentation for preceptor students.
  1. Maintain OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Control Policy and update the policy when indicated.  Follow the OSHA’s guidelines for compliance of standards:
    1. Training of designated at risk personnel
    2. Maintain records
    3. Scheduling yearly mandated seminars
    4. Coordinating of disposable waste
  2. Evaluate staff related work accidents and or illnesses
  3. Emergency intervention
  4. Coordinator annual flu shot administration
  5. Informing staff if any current health concerns within our student population and/or our community
  6. Informing staff of any new or change of policy if indicated.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer and School Administrators.
(Clearances must be maintained every five years by the employee).
No PDE certificate is required
Certification of PA Mandated Reporting Training
PA State Police Criminal History Clearance (Act 34)
PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151)
FBI Clearance
Act 82
The Nurse Supervisor must maintain licensed Registered Nurse status.  Experience with school health programs is preferred and experience working with a school health center is preferred.
30 hours of continuing nursing education every two years as required by law to maintain licensure in the state of Pennsylvania.
The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) for this position is “Intermediate +.”  The minimum accepted at hire is “No Functional Skills.”
Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training is required and must be maintained by the employee.
CPR training is required
This position may require the following physical demands:
  • Ability to lift light objects such as reams of paper, stack of reports, generally objects 15 pounds or less
  • Ability to lift or help lift students as necessary
  • Ability to physically restrain students as per CPI requirements
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to read and attend to computer screens for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity skills for using office equipment
  • Frequent bending, stooping, twisting and reaching
  • Walking to and from various school departments
  • Ability to drive a car and/or school vehicles
Position: Nursing Supervisor
Organization: Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Location: Pittsburgh,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 5/5/2021
Date Posted: 5/5/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 7/4/2021
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Organization Information
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
300 E Swissvale Ave

Pittsburgh,  PA 15218
United States
Todd Behanna