LPN II (DC Schools) - CSS

Washington, District of Columbia
Dec 30, 2017
Jan 29, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for implementing the School Health Services program under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. The LPN will provide comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families and communities in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Interpret student immunization needs. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Daily work activities may include screenings (i.e. vision, hearing, BMI) , evaluation and treatment of conditions, and referrals. Assists the registered nurse in determining the needs of the general student population and children with special health care needs.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Requirements

3 years

Specific Requirements and Preferences

At least 3 years of supervised nursing experience in community health or child health prior to entry into school nursing practice. Experience in the care of school-aged children.

Required Licensees and/or Certifications

Must possess a valid unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nursing in the District of Columbia. Must maintain current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid from a recognized provider.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and understanding of a school health program, including recognizing trends relating to school health as well as developmental patterns and needs of school-age children. Knowledge of the techniques of data collection for an analysis of health needs. Knowledge of a wide variety of medical conditions, diagnoses, and specific diseases. Knowledge of medications and medication administration practices. Ability to provide general health information to school age children and families with a wide variety of health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse.

Functional Accountabilities
Customer Focus

  • Work's at school(s) assigned by manager.

  • Place a high priority on serving customers.

  • Oriented to the school health services program, the schools within their area, and the requirements of elementary, middle and high school.

  • Participate in school health educational activities, committees or projects.

  • Utilize verbal and non-verbal communication with school age child/families and all members of the healthcare team.

  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary team in the school setting.

  • Works closely with the RN to provide follow-up until student needs are met.

  • Nursing Process

  • Manage acute, complex, chronic and communicable health problems, such as reporting communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, asthma, neurological conditions, hypertension and diabetes in, school setting.

  • Contribute to individualized plan of care and execute plan utilizing resources as needed.

  • Provide documentation based on school health/hospital standards.

  • Identify ongoing education of school age child/families based on plan of care.

  • Evaluate school age child/family response to education and document progress towards goals.

  • Quality Improvement Initiatives

  • Participate in quality improvement activities.

  • Identify performance improvement opportunities.

  • Leadership Skills

  • Develop organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete assignments within acceptable timeframe, i.e., screenings, mandatory health education, etc.

  • Support management decisions and contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Take responsibility for learning policies and standards.

  • Identify own learning needs and seek opportunities to meet those needs.

  • Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.

  • Contribute to a positive work environment.

  • Identify and resolve issues, overcoming challenges.

  • Identify new patterns and trends and anticipates impact.

  • Teamwork/ Communication

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goal.

  • Work effectively with diverse groups.

  • Communicate effectively and constructively.

  • Demonstrate accountability for work.

  • Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions.

  • Organizational Accountabilities

    Organizational Commitment/Identification

  • Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  • Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences

  • Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times

  • Customer Service

  • Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

  • Teamwork/Communication

  • Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  • Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  • Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

  • Performance Improvement/Problem-solving

  • Contribute to a positive work environment

  • Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  • Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  • Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

  • Cost Management/Financial Responsibility

  • Use resources efficiently

  • Search for less costly ways of doing things

  • Safety

  • Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  • Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  • Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  • Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  • Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  • Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

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