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Registered Nurse (RN) Team Leader General Education (Gen Ed)

Date Posted: May 16, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Team Leader – General Education (Gen Ed) 

Location: Office of School Health and Wellness 

Salary: $76,484 - $103,799

Reports to: Senior Director of Nursing 

Bargaining Unit: N/A

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Telecommuting Eligibility: Not eligible for telecommuting


Position Summary: 

The Registered Nurse Team Leader (Gen Ed) will provide clinical guidance and supervision to RN’s and LPN’s providing services in school health clinics, while promoting health and safety through adherence to infection control guidelines, safety, and DPSCD policies. The nurse team leader will monitor daily functioning of the school health clinic and provide direction as needed in interpretation of student plan of care, medication administration, and care of students in provision of IEPs, and 504 plans. The Registered Nurse team leader will provide orientation and professional development training to staff as needed.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current, unencumbered Licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.  

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in nursing. Experience in school nursing and/or Pediatric nursing preferred. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Monitor the daily functioning of the school health clinic, including the following: 

  1. Provide management of healthcare team members (including in-school and transportation nurses), including providing direction, feedback, coaching and direct support to ensure all team members are functioning at a high level and delivering competent effective and evidence-based care.  

  1. Monitor daily attendance of the nursing staff. 

  1. Assist the nursing staff as needed with interpretation of medical orders. 

  1. Provide clinical direction in cases of urgent/emergent student incidents

  1. Ensure that nursing team is properly documenting health related information and collecting appropriate data. 

  1. Receive monthly data reporting from nurses and submit to the Senior Director of Nursing. 

  1. Perform training and certification of the 4-person health team as needed. 

  1. Maintain communication with staffing agencies regarding contractual nursing attendance and job performance. 

  1. Monitor nurse attendance, review and approve/sign nursing timesheets each week 

  1. Maintain the inventory, ordering, and disbursement of supplies for school clinics. 

  1. Support immunization efforts as needed throughout the district.  

  1. Assist with completion of performance evaluations for DPSCD nurses as needed. 

  1. Assist with Medicaid billing. 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned through Office of School Health and Wellness. 

Qualifications & Preferred Skills: 

  1. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.  

  1. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook applications. 

  1. Knowledgeable in the use of the Electronic Medical Record. 

  1. Knowledgeable in the use of MCIR functionality. 

  1. Proficient in oral and written communication. 

  1. Provide accurate, concise documentation. 

  1. Maintain confidentiality in handling of student records. 

  1. Act as a liaison between school administration and nursing staff. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or 

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