Nay Ah Shing School Nurse

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The School Nurse performs professional maintenance of acceptable health standards, school health records and emergency health problems. The duties and functions are directed toward helping children to be in a condition of total well-being so that they may more fully make use of their opportunities for growth through education. The nurse is concerned with the maintenance of a good standard of student health, with the prevention of accidents and illnesses, and with the first aid treatment of accidents and illnesses that occur while the student is in school.

• Formal post-secondary education in nursing is required.
• Registered with the Minnesota Board of Nursing and possess a current unrestricted Practical Nurse License required.
• One to three (1-3) years of prior experience in a clinic setting required.
• Knowledge of nursing principals and techniques and their relation to medical practices and skill in their application.
• Willing to be flexible in work assignments such as filing in at the Mille Lacs Band ambulatory clinics.
• Working knowledge of medical, dietetics, sanitation and personal hygiene.
• Knowledge of practical application of infection control, exposure control and quality assurance practices.
• Skilled in the application for nursing techniques to get along well with students, teachers, school staff, parents and others.
• Ability to carry out successfully the measures prescribed.
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of non-technical personnel
• Good observation, mental alertness, firmness, initiative, accuracy cheerfulness, patience, emotional stability, sympathetic attitude toward the sick,
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the job.
• Experience with and understanding of Native American culture and is able to demonstrate cultural sensitivity.
• Knowledge of the Data Privacy Act and ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all patient, school and Band information.
• Ability to work cooperatively with others and take direction.
• Ability to keep detailed records.
• Must have a current valid driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Background investigation required that shows no theft or fraud above a misdemeanor, no felony drug conviction and no sexual or crimes-against-a-person conviction at any level.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:

  1. a crime against a child;
  2. an act of physical or sexual abuse;
  3. neglect;
  4. a felony;
  5. the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
    (b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
    8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).

• Provides parents with school health forms so that the findings of the family physician or other pertinent health data can be reported to the school.
• Maintains all student immunization records.
• Prepares a list of students who have specific health problems that might require modification of physical activities or seating arrangements in the classroom.
• Reports significant student injuries, accidents and illness to the building Principal and Nursing Supervisor.
• Provides first aid and emergency treatment of all injuries and illnesses to students.
• Notifies parents regarding illness or injury. Maintains a file of emergency phone numbers to contact parent or guardian.
• Provides supervision for sick or injured pupils until they are placed under their parent’s care.
• Arranges transportation for sick or injured students to hospital, home, doctor’s or dentist’s office in cases of emergency.
• Prepares and maintains cumulative health records.
• Records pupil visits to health office.
• Completes local and state school reports as required.
• Documents and files accidents reports.
• Attends and assists on required clinic and school committees.
• Provides health education in-services to school staff and students.
• Performs other duties in school related and clinics as requested by the Principal and Nursing supervisor.

• Work exposes incumbent to biohazard, chemical hazard, and other hazards. Proper protective procedures and equipment must be utilized to minimize the associated risks.
• Work exposes incumbent to hazardous chemicals.
• Work is performed indoors in a controlled climate area.
• Work requires use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
• Nature of work is such that the incumbent experiences infrequent periods of moderate stress levels while dealing with students, family members, and staff.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours.
• Local travel may be required.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492