LPN - School Nurse

Detroit, MI

Posted: 03/09/2019 Employment Type: Per Diem and Local Contracts Industry: School Nursing

Position Summary:

The purpose of the licensed practical nurse position at DPS is to ensure that the health needs of students during the school day are addressed.


Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing care for the health needs of students including emergencies
  • Participate in the development and implementation of health care plans as directed by the RN
  • Participate in the identification process of children with special needs as directed by the RN
  • Maintain student health records
  • Maintain the immunization program
  • Conduct the vision and hearing screening program
  • Manage communicable disease outbreaks
  • Participate in the case management for at-risk children
  • Serve as a liaison between and resource for teachers, administrators, parents, and community health care providers
  • Current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in Michigan

Minimum Experience: Knowledge and Demonstrated Skill Requirements:  

  • Recommend three years as an LPN, preferably in pediatrics in a hospital or clinical setting, but not required. Experience in outpatient settings with long term planning would be beneficial.
  • Current certification in CPR/AED and first aid
  • Minimum Education:
  • Knowledge of LPN scope of practice as defined by the Nurse Practice Act.
  • Knowledge of normal and altered human growth and development of children 3-9 years of age.
  • Knowledge of normal and altered pediatric anatomy and physiology.
  • Knowledge of common and less common pediatric health problems.
  • Knowledge of current treatments and medications for pediatric health problems.
  • Knowledge of normal and altered family dynamics.
  • Skills in physical assessment, use of stethoscope, thermometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, and glucometer.
  • Skills and certification in CPR, AED, and basic first aid.
  • Skills in Word, Excel, Infinite Campus, and the Internet.
  • Ability to work independently under the supervision of the district school nurse.
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate plan of care or intervention under the supervision of the district school nurse.
  • Ability to be self-directed, autonomous, flexible, organized, and to prioritize.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with children ages 3-9 years of age, parents, teachers, administrators, and health care providers.
  • Ability to handle daily needs and long-term needs of approximately 400 students.


General Expectations

  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective presentation skills
  • Adhere to State Statute and District Policy
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Understand and appreciate diversity
  • Model respect, professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Maintain focus on cooperation, collaboration and team building
  • Demonstrate flexibility, and tolerance for ambiguity and stress

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • Consistent lifting of 5 – 20 pounds occasionally 20 – 50 pounds
  • Repetitive motion, bending, squatting, kneeling, standing, reaching, sitting, walking and stooping          
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Possible exposure to body fluids
  • Possible exposure to some noise, dirt/dust
  • Noise level may vary from very quiet to quite loud depending on the activity in the area and time of day.

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