Ridgefield School District

District Nurse (3762)

Job Posting

Job Details

TitleDistrict Nurse
Posting ID3762


JOB GOAL:  Reporting directly to the Director of Special Education, the District Nurse oversees the emotional, mental, physical and social health of students, providing students with basic health services throughout the school day. The District Nurse manages students who have chronic health conditions and students with disabilities, administering medications as prescribed and working with parents and teachers to create and enforce care plans.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Educational Staff Associate (ESA) School Nurse certification for the State of Washington
  • Valid Washington State Registered Nurse License
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Understanding of current State and Federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated evidence of ability to work cooperatively with students and their parents, district staff, and community members who are culturally, racially, and linguistically diverse
  • Knowledge of appropriate standards and ability to integrate into practice.
  • Ability to understand policies and procedures in a school system with regard to the essential part health services play in the overall education of the student
  • Prior experience in public health or public school nursing or pediatric nursing
  • Experience in health education in personal safety, nutrition, personal hygiene, HIV/AIDS education, and/or drug/alcohol/tobacco training
  • Demonstrated competency with data tracking systems, using computer supports such as Excel, Word, etc.
  • Advanced ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and through the use of technology.
  • Candidate has not received notice of nonrenewal from the Ridgefield School District pursuant to RCW 28A.405.220 

Essential Functions:

  • Performs tasks with a distinct clinical knowledge base to collaborate with school professionals, parents and caregivers to meet the health, developmental, and educational needs of students
  • Plans and supervises the care of students with acute and chronic health care needs in the school setting
  • Schedules, conducts, and/or supervises health-related screenings e.g. hearing, vision, etc.
  • Works collaboratively with district and health department officials regarding communicable diseases
  • Writes and maintains student health plans
  • Participates in meetings for special needs students, as appropriate
  • Educate students and staff on health procedures
  • Works in a flexible and cooperative manner
  • Treats co-workers, supervisors, students, parents, and others with dignity and respect at all times
  • Oversees the health services for the district providing guidance to building health assistants and Special Education nurses.
  • Serves as a positive role model for students, and practices the behaviors that are expected of our students
  • Meet district, state and federal reporting and legal requirements
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance and hours of operation as set by the assigned building/location and the Comprehensive Professional Agreement to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the position to achieve program requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


Working Conditions:

  • May be required to travel to all buildings within the District. Must provide own transportation.
  • May be required to accompany students on bus transportation to and/or from school.


Start date: Immediate

180 contracted days per school year calendar (pro-rated for late start); 7.5 hours per day 

Additional Time, Responsibility and Incentive stipend issued per REA Collective Bargaining Agreement










                                                              Notice of Nondiscrimination

Ridgefield School District No.122 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin/language, marital status, HIV/Hepatitis C status, sex, sexual orientation-including gender expression or identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.  


Ridgefield School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services, bilingual education or inquiries regarding compliance procedures, contact Chris Griffith, Title IX/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 510 Pioneer St., Ridgefield, WA 98642, (360) 619-1304, or by email at



Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeCertified Salary Schedule / Per Year
LocationDistrict Wide

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/20/2021