Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Reports to:Supervisor Student Health Services/School Nurse (RN)
Typical Schedule:189 days/7 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP SRP

 

FLSA:Non-Exempt
Job Code:4010 4013 5125
Salary Schedule:SRP 30B

JOB GOAL

Under the direction and supervision of a registered school nurse (RN), responsible for providing specialized student specific procedures and services to students requiring complex and continuous nursing care.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Provide health services such as first aid, medication administration, etc., assist with daily living activities, and encourage self-management for medically complex/special needs students.
  2. Perform delegated independent nursing functions using established procedures, policies, guidelines, and standards as observed by the registered nurse.
  3. Maintain and coordinate medical information between parent, school, and community agencies, including medical providers, while maintaining confidentiality
  4. Monitor student health during transportation and assist with loading and unloading of students at home and school.
  5. Implement individual healthcare plans (IHPs), emergency care plans (ECPs), and maintain accurate health records.
  6. Assist with and monitor students to ensure safety during feeding, transfer, positioning, and other activities.
  7. Assist teachers and staff with health-related needs of students and provide health supervision while on school grounds and during school-related activities.
  8. Identify students at risk for health problems and refer to registered school nurse as appropriate.
  9. Participate successfully in district training program to enhance quality of practical nursing care.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Note: Positions designated as regional LPN support are required to travel to school locations based on identified student health needs.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to work with medically complex/special needs children and their families
  • Ability to perform skilled nursing procedures such as gastrostomy feedings, catheterization, and tracheostomy care
  • Ability to safely administer medications to students with special needs
  • Ability to perform basic clerical skills, including data entry, filing, recordkeeping and report preparation
  • Exhibit accurate mathematical computation skills
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with staff and with families
  • Ability to travel to a variety of locations and work a fluctuating schedule to meet program requirements

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Graduation from an accredited licensed practical nurse program
  • At least one year of nursing experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), licensed by Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance
  • First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certifications
  • Valid Florida driver license required for regional LPNs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in a school setting or with students with disabilities
  • Training in behavioral disorders and appropriate interventions
  • Bilingual

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 100 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

None: The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc. Health screening and monitoring equipment including, but not limited to, feeding pump, nebulizer, glucometer, catheter, suction/oxygen supplies and adaptive equipment. Must provide own transportation to drive a vehicle to various locations.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN);   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: June 2, 2015;   Board Approved: June 2, 2015