Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Administer and enforce all human resources and departmental policies to health services staff and MDS staff. 2. Supervise all accounts payable operations for school health and MDS classroom supplies and equipment. 3. Serve as liaison for health service staff and school building staff when necessary. 4. Train health room assistants in CPR and First Aid. 5. Hire and maintain supplemental health support staff. 6. Train other school personnel in CPR. 7. Coordinates school-based health center programs in the district. 8. Acts as liaison to the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth, Department of Health, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education for health services. 9. Develops and coordinates activities with outside health agencies (hospitals, Allentown Health Bureau, Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit, etc.) 10. Develop and implement policies relative to mental and physical health. 11. Direct and monitor the homebound services. 12. Develop and oversee the reimbursement for the Pennsylvania Department of School Health Services. 13. Conducts personnel evaluations with input from principals and the Director of Student Services. 14. Make recommendations for hiring new staff. 15. Maintain district wide reports for the Department of Health. 16. Develop and train staff on computer-based health programs. 17. Oversee the Access Program through Pennsylvania Department of Education and Welfare. 18. Monitor the health and safety of district buildings for health. 19. Assist in the development and or refinement of district policy and administrative guidelines related to health, safety, and emergency operations. 20. Conduct periodic conferences for staff development. 21. Facilitate meetings with health services staff during the school year. 22. Plan and implement district-wide health programs. 23. Develop and monitor budget for the district health services. 24. Plan and implement health related professional development for staff. 25. Coordinate student nurse assignments with colleges and universities. 26. Perform other tasks and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Student Services.
Qualifications: 1. Master’s degree in nursing administration, or related area or accredited institution of higher learning. 2. Valid state license from the State of Pennsylvania. 3. Current Pennsylvania school nurse certification. 4. Preferred certified nurse practitioner. (CRNP) 5. Student assistance team training preferred. 6. CPR trainer certification. 7. Hold or be able to obtain a valid Pennsylvania School Health Supervisory Certificate. 8. Successful experience as a Certified School Nurse. (CSN) 9. Excellent written and oral communication skills. 10. Demonstrated organizational skills. 11. Demonstrated budgeting and budget management skills.
Summary: Under the direction of the Director for Student Services the Assistant Director for Health Services directs and coordinates district-wide school health services, acts as an advocate for students, families and the community to prevent disease, promotes and protects health and minimizes the complications of health problems. The basic responsibility will be to establish lines of communication among various persons concerned with health services. Responsibilities will include development and implementation of school health services.
Internal Number: 483
About Allentown School District
The richness of The Allentown School District's diversity is strengthened by its central role in educating our students for America's future through academic excellence and celebrating the culturally responsive, athletic and artistic range of talent in the schools. ASD students originate from 51 countries and speak 26 languages. There are twenty-five academic buildings throughout the city.