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Cedar Rapids Community School District ELSC - Health Facilitator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

ELSC - Health Facilitator JobID: 12586

  • Position Type:

    Teacher Leadership/ Teacher Leadership

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  • Date Available:

    2024-2025 School Year


Health Services Facilitator

BASIC FUNCTION: The Health Services Facilitator is responsible for planning and directing the overall design, implementation, communication and administration of the District’s school health services program. The Facilitator maintains collaborative relationships with District administrators, District departments, local health care professionals, a variety of community agencies, the Iowa Board of Nursing, the Iowa Department of Education and State and County Public Health Departments. The Facilitator supports the work of the District nurses and health secretaries by providing leadership and guidance on best practices in the areas of Health Services and program development/maintenance. ENDORSEMENTS:Minimum: Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Iowa Board of Nursing

Statement of Professional Recognition from the Board of Educational Examiners

National Certification in School Nursing


  • Coordinate and manage health services program implementation and delivery across the district.

  • Coordinate and manage Metro Care Connection, District School Based Health Centers.

  • Adhere to and implement the Nursing Administration Scope and Standards of Practice.

  • Collaborate with other District departments to ensure exemplary, safe and cost effective health services delivery across the district.

  • Develop health services specific goals, objectives, and operational procedures to achieve quality outcomes for students.

  • Ensure compliance with, and educate staff about, all applicable Iowa laws related to health services in schools and Iowa Board of Nursing regulations to provide equitable, quality services to students across the District.

  • Ensure adequate school health services staffing, responsible for the school nurse hiring process.

  • Provide health services orientation to all new health services staff, mentoring and ongoing support.

  • In collaboration with the District data analysts, collect and analyze health services data to ensure continuous quality improvement and equity in health services delivery to students.

  • Optimize health services related special education Medicaid billing in collaboration with district Medicaid billing staff. Provide IEP and Medicaid billing education to school nurses.

  • Organize and participate in school nurse PLC’s.

  • Organize and provide ongoing PL to school nurses and health secretaries.

  • Coordinate district medical emergency response plans, AED program and equipment.

  • Coordinate and review student and visitor incidents/injury reports and calls to 911 for process compliance and improvement.

  • Develop guidelines, policies and procedures for communicable illness outbreaks and pandemics in collaboration with other District departments and Linn County Public Health.

  • Coordinate the District’s District Blood Borne Pathogen exposure program.

  • Assist principals in school nurse summative evaluations to provide assessment of the School Nurse Standards of Practice.

  • Assist school nurses and health secretaries in problem solving complex health related issues. Attend IEP and other parent meetings as needed.

  • Facilitate communication and assist with resolving health services related concerns of parents and families when unable to be resolved at the building level.

  • Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with district administration, building administration and staff, students, families, community health care providers and partners, community organizations and other stakeholders.

  • Participate in UEN Health Services Manager meetings and communications. Serve as a committee member on health related city and community initiatives as needed.

  • Assist with District investigations as needed

  • Other duties as assigned.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:BSN is required National School Nurse Certification preferred.

Evaluator approval preferred.Minimum of five years of school nursing experience; at least three years of experience in the Cedar Rapids Community School District preferred.Mentoring and coaching skills.A commitment to supporting the growth of others and the belief that student health is essential to student learning.Designing, presenting and facilitating adult learning experiences.Experience with conducting professional learning activities. LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to assist students in the areas of language and literacy. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions. Ability to assist students in implementing these mathematical concepts. REASONING ABILITY:Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. REQUIRED DISPOSITIONS:Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.Has a track record of success.Works with great integrity. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Registered Nurse or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner licensed to practice in Iowa. OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of 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; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc. WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made too enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday. The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, at 319-558-2747.