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Registered Nurse (RN) Team Leader - Exceptional Student Education

Date Posted: Jun 2, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Registered Nurse (RN) Team Leader - Exceptional Student Education  

Location: Office of School Health and Wellness 

Salary: $75,000-$90,000 

Reports to: Senior Director of Nursing  

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union Administrator 

Benefits Eligible: Yes  

Position Summary: 

The RN Team Leader (ESE) will monitor the nursing functions of ESE schools and transportation nurses. The ESE Team Leader will interpret medical orders as needed and assure that medical orders are updated and remain current. Provide clinical direction to school nurses as needed. Provide training and professional development to ESE nursing staff. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Current, unencumbered License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Michigan. 

  • Minimum of a Bachelor in Science degree in Nursing

  • Experience in school nursing preferred

  • Experience working with ESE schools and students. 

  • Knowledge and Experience in student evaluations (IEP’s, REED and 504 plans)

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Registered Nurse. 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Monitor the daily attendance of the ESE nursing staff and transportation nurses. 

  1. Receive weekly progress note reports from transportation nurses. 

  1. Participate in IEP’s and 504 Plans as needed. 

  1. Receive IEP’s and 504 plans from all schools. 

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

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

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

  1. Provide clinical direction to nurses in urgent/emergent situations. 

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

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

  1. Maintain vaccine monitoring and inventory during summer months, and support immunization events including vaccine administration. 

  1. Complete Performance evaluations for DPSCD staff. 

  1. Assist with Medicaid billing. 

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

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

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.  

All DPSCD employees are required to disclose their vaccine status, however COVID-19 vaccines are strongly encouraged but not required.

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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