2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE: The major focus of school nursing services is the promotion of health, prevention of illness and the early detection and correction of health problems.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. School nurses facilitate normal development and positive student response to interventions.
  2. School nurses provide leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment.
  3. School nurses provide quality health care and intervene with actual and potential health problems.
  4. School nurses use clinical judgment in providing health care services.
  5. School nurses actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy, and learning.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current LPN license in the State of Missouri
  2. Must know current ideas and trends in the health area
  3. Must maintain updated CPR/AED certification and training in the areas of communicable diseases
  1. Must have computer skills

 

Education – Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program, by state law, Chapter 335, must practice under the supervision of a registered professional nurse or a licensed physician. 

 

Knowledge/Skills:

  1. Highly organized
  2. Crisis management
  3. Ability to use Defibrillator
  4. First Aid response
  5. Ability to prioritize needs
  6. Average communication skills
  7. Ability to display enthusiasm and compassion
  8. Build rapport with children
  9. Ability to maintain composure
  10. Must be flexible

 DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Students:

 

Parents:

Teachers:

Community Agencies:

Screening:

Health Records:

Safety:

Emergency Treatment:

Health Curriculum:

Medication:

Clinic Management:

Child Abuse:

Other:

Note:  LPN’s cannot delegate any responsibility to others without the knowledge and consent of the supervising registered nurse or licensed physician.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  (also see Physical Demands Checklist, attached)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and to lift up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required included close vision, distance vision, the ability to adjust and focus and depth perception.  Specific auditory abilities required include normal conversation, phone conversation and ability to isolate voices in multiple conversations.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / CONDITIONS:

The work setting involves performance in a school environment with various levels of staff and students.  The accomplishment of tasks is often interrupted by persons with special and/or immediate needs.  Work conditions feature frequent demands to address conditions, problems, and conflicts that involve students and parents with diverse backgrounds and needs.

 

EQUIPMENT / TOOLS/ MATERIALS USED:

Gloves and medical equipment.

 

REQUIRED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

N/A

 

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Assigned to 187-day work calendar; 7.5 hours per day vary; compensation and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life) as provided by the Board of Education.

 

 

 
 

Instructions: Based upon a typical workday

Never

Occasionally

Often

Frequently

 

place a checkmark in the appropriate column.

0 hours

1-3 hours

3-6 hours

Over 6 hours

Constant

Lifting:

 

 

 

 

 

     0 - 20 lbs

 

X

     

     20 - 50 lbs

 

X

     

     50 - 100 lbs

X

       

     Over 100 lbs

X

       

Carrying:

 

 

 

 

 

     0 - 20 lbs

 

X

     

     20 - 50 lbs

 

X

     

     50 - 100 lbs

X

       

     Over 100 lbs

X

       

Moving\Pushing\Pulling

 

 

 

 

 

     0 - 20 lbs

 

X

     

     20 - 50 lbs

 

X

     

     50 - 100 lbs

X

       

     Over 100 lbs

X

       

Reaching

       

X

Standing

       

X

Walking

       

X

Sitting

       

X

Climbing

 

X

     

Bending/Stooping

       

X

Grasping/Holding with Hands

       

X

Using Feet for Repetitive Movements

       

X

Extremes of Heat

X

       

Extremes of Cold

X

       

Driving

 

X

     

OTHER CRITERIA: List below

         

      

         

Indicate requirements for:

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Acceptable Vision Characteristics:

Poor

Good

X Excellent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Color Vision Required:

X Yes

     No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Acceptable Hearing Characteristics:

 

Total loss

Good

X Excellent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manual Dexterity Required:

Poor

Good

X Excellent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking/Speech Characteristics Required:

Poor

Good

X Excellent