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Children's National Health System - LPN Float (DC SCHOOLS) Children's School Services, Inc.


Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 6/25/2019

Job Description:

The Licensed Practical Nurse- Float (LPN-Float) is responsible for implementing the School Health Services program under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. The LPN-Float will provide comprehensive nursing services to individuals, families and communities in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Interpret student immunization needs. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Daily work activities may include screenings (i.e. vision, hearing, BMI) , evaluation and treatment of conditions, and referrals. Assists the registered nurse in determining the needs of the general student population and children with special health care needs. The LPN-Float will have an assigned school but is primarily responsible for covering schools without an assigned nurse.


Minimum Education
Vocational Education
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Specific Requirements and Preferences
HS Diploma or GED. Must possess a valid unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nursing in the District of Columbia. Must maintain current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid from a recognized provider.
Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of supervised nursing experience in community health or child health prior to entry into school nursing practice. Experience in the care of school-aged children.

Required Skills/Knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of a school health program, including recognizing trends relating to school health as well as developmental patterns and needs of school-age children. Knowledge of the techniques of data collection for an analysis of health needs. Knowledge of a wide variety of medical conditions, diagnoses, and specific diseases. Knowledge of medications and medication administration practices. Ability to provide general health information to school age children and families with a wide variety of health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse. Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills. Demonstrates the ability to counsel, teach, collaborate, and coordinate with other disciplines in delivering a comprehensive family health service. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with management and staff. Demonstrate ability to delegate tasks to ancillary staff and delegates within team appropriately.

Required Licenses and Certifications
Must possess a valid unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nursing in the District of Columbia.

Functional Accountabilities
Customer Focus
Work's at school(s) assigned by manager.
Place a high priority on serving customers.
Oriented to the school health services program, the schools within their area, and the requirements of elementary, middle and high school.
Participate in school health educational activities, committees or projects.
Utilize verbal and non-verbal communication with school age child/families and all members of the healthcare team.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary team in the school setting.
Works closely with the RN to provide follow-up until student needs are met.
Nursing Process
Manage acute, complex, chronic and communicable health problems, such as reporting communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, asthma, neurological conditions, hypertension and diabetes in, school setting.
Contribute to individualized plan of care and execute plan utilizing resources as needed.
Provide documentation based on school health/hospital standards.
Identify ongoing education of school age child/families based on plan of care.
Evaluate school age child/family response to education and document progress towards goals.
Quality Improvement Initiatives
Participate in quality improvement activities.
Identify performance improvement opportunities.
Leadership Skills
Develop organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete assignments within acceptable timeframe, i.e., screenings, mandatory health education, etc.
Support management decisions and contribute to a positive work environment.
Take responsibility for learning policies and standards.
Identify own learning needs and seek opportunities to meet those needs.
Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change
Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Identify and resolve issues, overcoming challenges.
Identify new patterns and trends and anticipates impact.
Teamwork/ Communication
Partner with all team members to achieve goal.
Work effectively with diverse groups.
Communicate effectively and constructively.
Demonstrate accountability for work.
Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.
Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions.

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations: Children's School Services 2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW Suite 317 Washington 20007
Job: Nursing
Organization: Other Ambulatory
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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