Licensed Practical Nurse
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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.
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.
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