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Laradon School Nurse in Denver, Colorado

Position: School Nurse

Schedule: 8:00am-4:00pm, M-F, on site in the School

Starting Salary Range: * $30.00/hr-$35.00/hr

*pay is based on education and experience

If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

As a School Nurse you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by providing nursing services for The Laradon School, and working collaboratively with the School staff to assist in the efficient and prompt health care services for those served by Laradon.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Create individualized health care plans for students (if applicable); train necessary staff members; Update protocols yearly and re-train staff yearly, or sooner if there are new staff, or if there are any changes to a protocol

  • Administer and document medications as prescribed to students during school hours

  • Intake/Admissions (medical portion)

  • Ensure that physician orders, consents, other healthcare forms and physicals are up to date/current; coordinate with school staff, other healthcare professionals and parents/guardians/providers

  • Transcribe physician orders on MAR’s (electronic); create CDC’s and complete/fill out/ensure accuracy

  • Ensure medical files are in accordance with regulatory agencies and Laradon policies and procedures

  • On site assessments as needed and appropriate follow up care and coordination

  • Perform and train staff to perform medical care during school hours (i.e. g-tube feedings, insulin administration, catheters, etc.). if applicable

  • Annual training to staff (Universal Precautions/Head Injuries/etc.)

  • Work collaboratively with other programs

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Act as a liaison and a positive ambassador for Laradon with cooperating medical facilities, hospitals, specialists and other service agencies

  • Consult with teachers, school administrators and other school staff regarding student care; ensure the safety and well-being of students

    We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • Personal Days, Paid Sick and Safe Time, Wellness Day, and Paid Breaks

  • Bilingual Pay Differential

  • Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year

  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Assistance

  • Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated

  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees

    We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon

  • Orientation

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • Incident Reporting

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Safety Care

  • Defensive Driving

  • Person Centered Training

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • QMAP

    We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace:

  • Current Colorado State License for RN

  • CPR Certified

  • Knowledge of and experience with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred

  • Valid Colorado driving license, good driving record

  • Good customer service and people skills

  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days. Must frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to successfully pass Safety Care training and preemployment physical examination. Able to speak or exchange information in an audible manner.

    Our commitment to you once you get here:

    Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community.

    To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone.

    Our Values:

    Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

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