Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
BASIC FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITY: Implement District school health program and provide direct services to meet the needs of the students and staff under the clinical supervision of the school health coordinator or school nurse (RN).
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
1. Provide direct care utilizing school health protocols and care plans established by the school nurse (RN) or medical advisor.
2. Administer medication to students according to board policy and district procedures.
3. Implement mandatory screening programs and complete required reports.
4. Contribute to and implement the individualized student health care plans as established by the school nurse (RN).
5. Collaborate with campus principal, school counselor, teachers, parents, food service, and other staff regarding the health needs of the general population and those students with identified health conditions.
6. Communicate with parents regarding individual students as directed by the school nurse (RN).
7. Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meeting of students with identifiable
health needs if school nurse (RN) is unable.
8. Collaborate with other professionals regarding implementation of health related Individual Education Plan (IEP) items.
9. Educate faculty or staff as needed on health related topics as directed by the school nurse (RN).
10. Provide guidance to unlicensed assistive personnel or other school staff on health related tasks as directed by the school nurse (RN).
11. Maintain accurate student health records, including immunization records, medication administration
records, and individual student treatment records.
12. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required, including accurate, updated health records on all students.
13. Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in health services area.
14. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
15. Maintain confidentiality.
EQUIPMENT USED: Thermometer, blood pressure cuff, audiometer, otoscope, sphygmomanometer, vision screening equipment, thermoscan, basic clinic equipment, personal computer, and copier.
EXPERIENCE: One-year experience in health-related position, including contact with school-age children
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise or direct health clinic aide.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Obtain Vision/Hearing and Scoliosis training within 6 months of hire
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Proficient keyboarding and file maintenance skills
Ability to use personal computer and software to develop databases and do word processing
Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
High School diploma or GED
Valid Texas license issued by the Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard medical clinic equipment; special needs adaptive equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: Frequent standing, sitting, kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (under 15 pounds); may require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and position of students with physical disabilities and assisting non-ambulatory students
Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases
Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress
*Adapted from Recommended School Health Staff Roles published by the Texas Department of Health School Health Advisory Committee, January 14, 2013.
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