Program Specialist: Registered Nurse


Job ID: 3446

Reports To:
Senior Coordinator Student Support Services

This is a full-time twelve (12) month position at 232 days with a minimum annual salary of $60,000 ($258.62/day). Grant funded position through 6-30-2023.

Primary Purpose:This position aims to establish, expand, train, and sustain the public health workforce. More specifically this employee will support region and LEA Covid-19 prevention, preparedness, response and recovery initiatives; this includes school based health programs, specifically nurse and other personnel.

  • Bachelor of Science- Nursing (BSN) (required)
  • Master of Science- (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Preferred
  • Community health experience

  • Five years minimal school health experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Proven track record of working with state and local health agencies

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal
  • Actively and independently seek professional growth opportunities

  • Serve as a representative of ESC Region 13, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community
  • Understand and meet ESC Region 13 client needs in the areas of school health and community health
  • Communicate with ESC Region 13 clients in the area of school and community health
  • Deliver ESC Region 13 products and services in the area of school and community health
  • Understand and use ESC Region 13 internal systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Equipment Used:
  • Telephone, fax, copier, computer and peripherals, other equipment as requirements change
Working Conditions:
  • Prolonged or irregular work hours
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently in and out of ESC Region 13

Frequently asked questions:
  • What are my opportunities for development and advancement at Region 13? We budget in professional development for you to learn new skills and stay current with the industry. This could include attending conferences and/or enrolling in online courses. New or advanced positions are generally added based on workload growth and statewide budget decisions.
  • What types of benefits does Region 13 offer? Region 13 employees pay into Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( and social security. Blue Cross Blue Shield is our primary healthcare provider and we offer supplemental benefits for vision, dental, etc. We offset the cost of this healthcare with a substantial employer contribution.
  • How much time off does Region 13 offer? Region 13 is closed for about 25 days in observance of major holidays. Employees also receive 12 vacation days and 10 personal leave days. We are an 7am-6pm organization with an 8 hour work day within that timeframe, but we honor a healthy work-life balance. As workload fluctuates, you have the opportunity to take flex days to accommodate that balance.

The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.
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