LPN - School Nurse
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.
- 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.
- 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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