H-D weighs options on adding to district nursing staff

The Hampton-Dumont School District will advertise for a part-time-to-full-time nurse to add to the district’s current nursing staff, with the recent resignation of the district’s current full-time Medicare billing clerk.

At the district’s regular board meeting on October 16, the board evaluated its current staffing needs for its nurses. With the resignation of the district’s full-time billing clerk, who was shared between H-D and CAL, shared Superintendent Todd Lettow said that his plan was to transfer portions of the responsibilities of the billing clerk to the district’s current and only full-time nurse — who is also shared with CAL.

In total, H-D has three persons fulfilling the district’s nursing needs: the shared full-time nurse, and two part-time nurses, who travel to all the schools in the district, when needed. By shifting some billing responsibilities to the shared full-time nurse means that an additional nurse will be needed to compensate for the lost hours in practicing nursing.

The sentiment from the board was that perhaps the district should look for a nurse that can work full-time within the district, if the right candidate applies, while having an option for a part-time nurse to apply to fill the immediate needs of the district.

Read the full story in the October 25 edition.