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Treasure Valley Chapter of AORN


Payette, ID


Hiring Company

Payette School District 371J Website

Positions Available

Full Time

Salary Information


No recruiters please

Position Description

The Payette School District has the following opening for the 2017-2018 school year:





  1. Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement
  2. Minimum experience of two years preferred
  3. Demonstrated expertise in school health nursing practice and emergency procedures
  4. Knowledge of child growth and development, community and family dynamics, current health issues, and wellness education
  5. Knowledge of community health and social services resources
  6. Ability to communicate effectively with non-school health professionals and social service agencies
  7. Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with students, parents, staff and community groups and organizations
  1. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students



Superintendent, Building Principal and Director of Special Services



To promote health and safety in the school environment and provide health services to students, faculty, and staff.  To assist with the teaching of sound health practices. 



Health Services and Education

  1. Work in cooperation with the school health professionals, members of the staff, parents, and community health professionals to ensure a healthy school climate and to minimize absence due to illness
  2. Promote a healthy/safe school environment by assisting the administration and staff to maintain safe and sanitary conditions throughout the school
  3. Promptly report issues that may arise to the building principals
  4. Provide emergency care in case of sudden illness and administer first‑aid in case of injury to students or staff according to established policies and procedures
  5. Be responsible for the availability and maintenance of required medical supplies and equipment
  6. Administer prescribed medication to students in accordance with law and Board policy Provide training and supervision for the administration of emergency medication, help prevent and control communicable disease through inspections, lectures, exclusion, and re‑admission of students and staff in keeping with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
  7. Notify the building principal or his or her designee to arrange for immediate examination of any pupil who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  8. Assist the building principal and the child study team in the identification and placement of students with disabilities who need special education services
  9. Provide special health care and related services to meet the needs of students with disabilities
  10. Conduct health services and screening programs as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
  11. Make referrals and conduct follow‑up activities as necessary
  12. Collaborate with community and other non-school health agencies to meet the health needs of children and families
  13. Participate in the development of a comprehensive health education curriculum
  14. Upon request, assist teachers with instruction of certain health units
  15. Provide information and training on health matters at staff meetings and in-service trainings
  16. Provide information to parents and children in a format that allows them to make better choices that improve their health
  17. Confer with and advise students, parents, and staff members on matters pertaining to the health and safety of students


Administrative Activities

  1. Assist the district office with the preparation of the schools’ health budget
  2. Assist in the development of policies and procedures for comprehensive health education and services
  3. Develop and maintain the annual School Nursing Plan in conjunction with the superintendent and building principals, including determining how basic nursing services will be provided, providing a summary of specific medical needs of individual students and how they will be addressed, determining what emergency nursing services will be available, and providing detailed nursing assignments for all school buildings,
  4. Prepare health and safety reports as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy and as requested by the Building Principal
  5. Report any suspicion of child abuse to local law enforcement or the Department of Health and Welfare, as well as the director of special services and the building principal
  6. Maintain up‑to‑date health records on all students including separate records of immunizations and ensure their confidentiality



  1. Participate in the development and implementation of the district’s emergency and crisis management plan
  2. Schedule and supervise health surveys of students and staff   
  3. Receive training in the treatment of asthma and maintain a valid current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate
  4. Receive training and certification in the use of AEDs as required by the director of special services and/or the building principal
  5. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
  6. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
  7. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
  8. Represent the school district in a positive manner
  9. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
  10. Perform other duties as assigned



Candidates should submit Payette School District Certified Application and the following:

  1. An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position of which you are making application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Photocopies of college transcripts
  5. Photocopy of current Idaho Pupil Personnel Services Certificate with a School Nurse Endorsement
  6. Photocopy of Praxis or specified credits that verify highly qualified status
  7. (3) current letters of recommendation


Tammi Griffin

Payette School District

20 N 12th St

Payette, ID  83661


For applications contact: Tammi Griffin, District Administrative Assistant, 208-642-9366 or e-mail or download applications from the Payette School District Website


Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws.  Positions are open until filled.



Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal(s) and/or the director of special services in conformance with district policy and IDAPA



By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.



All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting.  Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.


Legal Reference:           I.C. § 33-512                 Governance of Schools

                                    I.C. § 33-513                 Professional Personnel

                                    I.C. § 33-513                 Issuance of Renewable Contracts

                                    I.C. § 33-1201               Certificate Required

                                    I.C. § 33-1210               Information on Past Job Performance

                                    IDAPA                  Pupil Personnel Services Certificate

            IDAPA     Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certific

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