Licensed Practical Nurse

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Jacksonville, FL

Job status
Full time
Job description

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Job Summary

Under the direction of a licensed registered nurse, provides practical nursing services to students with medically complex health needs. The work is performed in a school to provide health care services for students with chronic illnesses/disorders and performs designated routine non-invasive and invasive procedures established by physician orders.

Essential Functions

Performs routine and prescribed invasive and non-invasive procedures; gastric tube feedings; breathing treatments; diabetic glucose monitoring; urinary catheterizations; and tracheotomy care and suctioning.

Identifies and monitors student health status through needs assessments, screening procedures, examinations, observations, and analysis.

Establishes and maintains appropriate medical records, logs, indices, and schedules on daily and school year diagnoses, care plans, procedures, treatments, monitoring, adverse reactions, and notifications.

Initiates, formulates, and maintains clinic records, including care plans.

Distributes/administers prescriptions and non-prescription medication to students in accordance with applicable laws and directives, following guidelines described in school health policy manual.

Assists the student, school personnel, and parents in understanding and coping with a student's disability or condition.

Designs intervention in conjunction with other health and education team members to prevent further disability.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) by the Florida State Board of Nursing; OR graduation from a School of Practical Nursing meeting the minimum requirements of the Florida State Board of Nursing with authorization from the Florida State Board of Nursing to practice as an LPN in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Promotional Requirements: NA

Licensing/Certification/Registration: Must secure licensure as an LPN by the Florida State Board of Nursing prior to appointment and must maintain same during employment in this class.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Strong working knowledge of principles and techniques of practical nursing

Working knowledge of clinic procedures, instruments, equipment, and the uses and effects of medications and narcotics

Knowledge of the principles of practical nursing in providing nursing services for medically fragile children

Knowledge of childhood illnesses

Knowledge of First Aid and CPR

Knowledge of medical terminology and common medications

Skill in application of practical nursing techniques

Skill in the use of glucometer, nebulizer, catheters, IVAC feeding machines and equipment, suction machine, and related medical equipment

Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database software skills

Ability to administer medications and treatments adjusting to the student's condition

Ability to initiate appropriate emergency measures

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students, parents, and other staff members

Ability to maintain applicable records and reports

Ability to inventory and order supplies