Licensed Vocational Nurse

  • Canyon Independent School District
  • Canyon, Texas, United States
  • Oct 17, 2020

Job Description

Primary Purpose:

To assist in providing the fullest possible education opportunity for each district student by minimizing absences due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in the district's schools under the direction and supervision of an assigned Registered Nurse.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

High school diploma or GED

Graduate of a vocational nursing education program approved by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

Valid LVN license issued by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State Of Texas

BLS and First Aid Certification

Certification in vision, hearing and spinal screening (CISD provides)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Proficient keyboarding and file maintenance skills

Ability to use personal computer and software

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

Personality traits or skills in interpersonal relations including tact, firmness and social prudence. Must have a desire to work with students.

Experience:

One year experience in health related position, preferably in community health

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Maintains up-to-date cumulative health and immunization records of all pupils.Administers screening procedures and records results of vision, hearing, scoliosis, referrals, and retesting as necessary.Contacts parent or guardian to explain screening when recommending further attention via referral.Notifies parents or guardians of accident or illness of students when appropriate.Provides temporary supervision for sick or injured students.Maintains current file of students who are exempt from immunization requirements, including appropriate documentation for exemption.Administers program of immunization and information relative to the prevention and control of communicable diseases.Assists classroom teachers with health instruction, including artificial resuscitation, dental health, menstrual hygiene, and other related topics.Conducts health counseling or teaching on an individual basis.Records all pupil visits to the nurse's office on daily basis and compiles information for monthly reports. Orders supplies from Coordinator of Support Services and maintains all supplies necessary for campus health clinic.Completes monthly activity report by the fifteenth day of the succeeding month.Secures medical care for students in emergency cases if the parents or emergency contacts cannot be reached.Gives medication to students according to State Department of Health guidelines and other applicable laws.Provides first aid treatment of all injuries and illnesses of students and notifies parents or guardian when necessary.Exemplifies high standards of ethical conduct according to exhibit under Policy DH, District Policy Manual.Displays tolerance necessary for accepting supervision for and criticism of duty performance.Maintains open communication with supervisory and other administrative personnel and works in harmony with supervisory and peer personnel.Maintains confidentiality and uses professional information discreetly and judiciously.Supports administrative and Board policy consistently.Interprets health information and policies/procedures to teacher, student, parent, doctor, and community.Acquaints families with the total medical and health resources and services available in the community.Provides referral and resource information pertaining to available food, clothing, and shelter for families of school-age children upon request.Serves as a liaison between the school, M.D./D.O., parents, community (county officials and state officials), churches, and local and national organizations in obtaining maximum services for the child.Model behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.Maintains a sincere, friendly attitude toward parents and students to insure communication.Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.Collaborate with other professionals regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP items).Participate in the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meeting of students with identifiable health needs if School Nurse (RN) is unavailable.Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

None.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Regular attendance is an essential function. Maintain emotional control under stress. Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases possible.