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Nurse - LPN

Company: Glendale Elementary School District No. 40
Location: Glendale
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Purpose StatementThe job of Nurse-LPN is done for the purpose/s of overseeing the individual health needs of students;implementing health care plans directed by physicians; providing appropriate immediate care for ill,medically fragile and/or injured students and/or staff; and identifying health problems for referral and followup treatment.This job reports to Lead NurseEssential FunctionsAdministers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatment (e.g. catheterizations, blood sugartests, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.Assesses situations involving students' and staffs' health related issues, safety, abuse (physical, sexual,drug) and other for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment and complying withlegal requirements.Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, staff, and/or other agencies for the purpose ofpromoting needed treatment, securing information and complying with legal requirements.Conducts health screenings (e.g. hearing, vision, immunization compliance, height/weight relationships,etc.) for the purpose of promoting needed treatment and complying with legal requirements.Implements school health care plans for the purpose of providing appropriate care as directed by healthcare professional.Maintains student health records (manual and computerized) (e.g. immunization history, medication andcontact log, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and complying with mandated requirements.Maintains health office (e.g. inventory, supplies, filing, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability ofitems.Monitors health care plans for the purpose of addressing students' health needs and implementinghealth care directions from parents and/or physicians.Participates in various emergency drills (e.g. lock downs, safety meetings, evacuation plans, crisis team,etc.) for the purpose of providing expertise in health related issues.Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, including IEP, for the purpose of sharinginformation and/or improving skills/knowledge.Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. medication logs, compliance reports, student activities, etc.)for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.Reports incidents and students/staff with contagious diseases (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse,suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining students and staff personal safety, apositive learning environment and adhering to Education Code, district and/or school policies.Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate health and safety concerns.Teaches students and staff in-service classes/lessons (e.g. (e.g. medical procedures, specific issues,hygiene, flu, blood borne pathogens, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining good health, identifying andproviding health care education.Nurse - LPN Page 1 of 2Other FunctionsPerforms other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effectivefunctioning of the work unit.Job Requirements: Minimum QualificationsSkills, Knowledge and AbilitiesSKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meetchanging job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the jobinclude: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid and CPR; operating standard office equipment usingpertinent software applications; operating equipment used in health care; and preparing and maintaining accuraterecords.KNOW LEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; readtechnical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations todefine issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform thefunctions of the job include: medication side effects/reactions; childhood diseases; physical assessment, specializedtreatment; and first aid/CPR.ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment.Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizingdefined and similar processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work witha significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment.Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with datafrequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate.Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: establishing andmaintaining effective relationships, especially with school age children; displaying tact and courtesy; adapting tochanging work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working as part of a team; andworking with frequent interruptions. .ResponsibilityResponsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading,guiding, and/or coordinating others; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other workunits may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact theorganization's services.Work EnvironmentThe usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling andsignificant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 35% walking, and 40% standing. The job isperformed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required.Education: Targeted, job related education with study in job-related area.Equivalency:

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