LPN - School Health
Frederick County Government 5 reviews - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; full-time during school year / approximately 10 months per year; 35 hours per week; Monday - Friday; full benefits

This position supports the School RN in the provision a wide variety of professional health services to students, school staff and, on occasion, community members in the school setting. T ravel may be required for substitutions at other schools or for special assignments. Supervision is received from the RN - School Health.

Examples of Work:
  • Contribute to the RN’s comprehensive nursing assessment of students by performing focused assessments that address common, reoccurring health issues/needs
  • Participate in the development and modification of a comprehensive plan of care
  • Implement nursing care plans per the RN direction
  • In conjunction with the RN, conducts health assessments to include observing children’s developmental patterns, identifying deviant health findings by reporting them to the RN, and screening and evaluating deficit state mandated health screenings (i.e. vision and hearing)
  • Per direction of the RN, assist with the development and implementation of a student health plan which includes interpreting student’s health status to parents and school personnel, initiating referrals to parents, school personnel and community health resources for intervention, remediation and follow through, recommending and helping to implement modification of school programs to meet students’ health needs, and utilizing existing health resources to provide appropriate care to students
  • Administer medications and perform specific treatments as or dered by a health care provider , observe for medication and treatment side effects and take further action as indicated
  • Assist in the early surveillance, detection, and reporting of contagious diseases
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Successful completion of an accredited school program for Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Minimum 2 years of LPN work experience within the last 5 years
  • Possession of current licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Maryland – current license must be maintained during employment
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid by a recognized certification body (e.g. American Red Cross, Heart Association, National Safety Council, etc.) or ability to be so certified during the orientation process - certifications must be maintained during employment
  • Knowledge of program assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the legal aspects of LPN practice setting
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills, including public speaking skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other health care professionals, students and parents/guardians, and the general public
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR :
  • Prior experience as a LPN in an educational setting

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • This position is subject to random drug testing
  • Ability to provide own transportation to area schools and other commitments
  • Available to respond on-call as essential personnel in the event of an emergency situation
  • Available for varied working schedule as needed
EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):

  • An evaluation of training and experience
  • One or more interviews
  • A pre-employment background investigation
  • A pre-employment physical examination that includes screening for h epatitis and measles, mumps, rubella (immunization inoculations may be necessary)
  • A pre-employment drug test

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