Licensed Practical Nurse - LPNRaytown C-2 School District
Licensed Practical Nurse
The job of Licensed Practical Nurse is done for the purpose of providing health care services within meeting the individual health needs of students; incorporating health care plans directed by physicians; complying with the laws relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to teachers, staff, and administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment.
This job reports to Principal
Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. suctioning, catheterization,
etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
Assists district nurses for the purpose of executing health programs that are designed to meet the
medical needs of students.
Assists in administering mandated screenings (e.g. vision, dental, and back/scoliosis screenings, etc.)
for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal requirements.
Conducts age appropriate programs and/or activities in conjunction with classroom curriculum (e.g.
health education, nutritional workshops, etc.) for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans and meeting district goals for health education.
Implements health care plans for students with health problems for the purpose of meeting the needs
of students with chronic health problems and/or accommodation requirements.
Maintains student's confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, accident
reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal requirements and professional standards.
Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health
and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
Monitors students with chronic illnesses for the purpose of assisting the child in achieving the highest
possible functional level.
Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, and interdisciplinary teams for the
purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on students health needs, service delivery, and educational programs; and/or improving skills and knowledge.
Prepares documentation (e.g. student health history, current health status, immunization reports, etc.)
for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and/or complying with mandated requirements and professional guidelines.
Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; and operating medical equipment utilized in school environment.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing health services in a school setting; state laws regarding sexually transmitted diseases; health standards and hazards; and stages of child development.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; communicating with diverse groups; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; adhering to safety practices; and being attentive to detail.
Responsibilities 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 work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 25% sitting, 25% walking, and 50% standing. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required.
Education: Community college and/or vocational school degree with study in job-related area.
Certificates and Licenses:
First Aid Certificate
Missouri Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate or
Continuing Educ. / Training:
CPR Certificate Renewal
First Aid Certificate Renewal
Criminal Background Clearance