Job Description

Registered Nurse (Personal Care)

Location: Desert Trails Elementary School

9 months, 6.5 hours a day

Interim position

Date: 8/2/2024-5/23/2025

Grade 31/31 $31.60


*** multiple positions avaliable***

Purpose Statement

The Personal Care Register Nurse is responsible for the care of an individual student located at Desert Trails Elementary School (the exact needs of the student will be discussed in the interview). They are required to hold a valid RN license and will work with the Special Education Department to ensure all IEP requirements are followed.

Essential Functions

Assist in the care of the student in accordance with the student's care plan.

Maintains information about the health and developmental status of students.

Supports nursing care plans with specific goals and interventions delineating school nursing action unique to student’s needs.

Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

Documents nursing care via computer program.

Participates in a variety of meetings (e.g., staff, district, IEPs, 504’s, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering medical and health-related data/information required to perform functions related to student.

Reports student/school health and safety status to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g., fights, suspected child or substance abuse, inappropriate social behaviors, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining student personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel/agency for resolution.

Maintains current knowledge in the area of specialization.

Supports goals and objective of the school and district.

Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions/student health needs. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the function of the job include: applying nursing assessment tools, operating standard office equipment including use of personal computers and pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE required to perform age appropriate application of nursing process; epidemiological nursing framework for pediatric influences in the school setting (e.g., socio-demographic and other societal impacts); to assess common pediatric diseases/processes (e.g., chronic health conditions, birth defects); of federal and state mandates relating to school health services/practices.

ABILITY to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; to establish and maintain constructive relationships, adapt to changing work priorities, maintain confidentiality, and exhibit tact and patience; to perform age appropriate pediatric and adolescent physical/behavioral assessments; to follow school nurse policies and practice as dictated by state and district guidelines; to apply appropriate nursing theory as basis for decision-making in school nursing practice.


Working under limited supervision using the Scope and Standards of Practice for School Nursing; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. 

Experience:   Minimum two years recent experience in a public nursing medical, pediatric or emergency room setting.

Education:    Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.


Required Testing:                                 Certificates and Licenses:

                                                  Current professional nursing license

                                                  Current CPR certification

                                                  Arizona Nursing Certification or

                                                   National School Nurse Certification

                                                   to be acquired within three years of hire.

Continuing Educ./ Training:                        Clearances:

                                                  Criminal Background Clearance

                                                  Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

FLSA Status - Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Desert Trails ES

Shift Type: 6.5 hrs/day

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

To apply directly to Paradise Valley Unified School District, please click the link below. Another window will open and allow you to apply online.

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