Licensed Practical Nurse - 1:1 Assistant
CLASS SUMMARY: Under general directionof health services staff and registered nurse, incumbent(s) provides health care to students, 0% - 19% of whom have been identified with specialized health care concerns and complex medical needs or recommended by the Superintendent or designee; dispenses medication; implements specialized health care protocols; responds to medical emergencies; treats accidents and illnesses; serves as a member of a management team to address the academic, social, psychological, and medical needs of individual students; performs health screenings; maintains health records; ensures immunizations are current; provides referral information to families; provides information to students and families to promote wellness; and networks with community agencies and other medical professionals.
Provides specialized health care services for accidents or illnesses of students and all school personnel, including documenting all accidents/illnesses and completing accident reports according to District procedures.
Administers daily medications and prescriptions in accordance to District procedures and under the supervision of the Principal, as directed by the physician, and with the parent’s consent. Maintains accurate records of medications given.
Organizes and maintains health room, health records, and emergency notification cards, etc. Orders and maintains school health and first aid supplies. Ensures medications are properly stored and secured in locked cabinets.
Administers medication and implements specialized health care protocols (e.g. oxygen therapies, tracheotomy suctioning, ostomy care, urethral catheterization, nasal/oral gastric tube feeding, SVN treatments, blood sugar monitoring, etc.) as ordered by a physician. Keeps documentation on file of all medications on campus and all necessary treatments. Follows health care plans for students needing specialized health care procedures.
Reports daily attendance for each class, identifies reasons for absences, notifies parents of absences, and notifies principal of excessive absences.
Notifies, advises, and updates parents regarding health care issues and medical problems involving individual and/or all students.
Consults with Principal on matters related to emergency situations, suspected child abuse, contagious diseases, or other medically sensitive situations.
Acts as a team member in management team meetings by portraying an accurate picture of health and safety issues, providing student health information which may directly affect student performance, and recommending intervention with academic, social or psychological needs. Attends IEP team meetings and follows specialized health care plans for IEP students.
Organizes and performs screening procedures for hearing, vision, height, weight, scoliosis, blood pressure and lice. Maintains health records in compliance with federal and state laws.
Remains current on health issues and changes in laws governing healthcare. Maintains certification and reviews literature on new health issues.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level. This includes attending meetings as coordinated by the Director of Special Services.
To be eligible for this position, an applicant must meet the following required qualifications. In addition, verification of these required qualifications is necessary.
· High School diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) prior to being hired;
· Valid Cardiopulmary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate;
· Valid First Aid certificate;
· Valid Licensed Practical Nurse license.
It is preferred that applicant possesses the following preferred qualifications; however, the following qualifications are not required to be eligible for this position.
· One year of school health services experience;
· One year of pediatric nursing experience.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
· Knowing health and safety laws and regulations;
· Being aware of childhood development, including developmental needs related to children with specialized health care concerns;
· Understanding health and safety issues concerning pediatrics;
· Utilizing community referral services and agencies;
· Applying screening techniques including hearing, vision, scoliosis, etc.;
· Treating injuries and illnesses within scope of training;
· Administering specialized health care within a school setting;
· Employing appropriate transfer and positioning procedures in moving medically fragile students;
· Administering medications;
· Maintaining paperwork and supplies in an organized manner;
· Using computer software related programs;
· Engaging and encouraging communication skills while interacting with supervisors, staff, students, etc. to exchange information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Contact Information
Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)