LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE (#3282)

Education Support Center ( learn more )

Amarillo ISD

Amarillo, Texas ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3896762
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: 

Implement district school health program and provide direct services to meet the needs of the students and staff under the direct clinical supervision of the Director of Student Health Services or school nurse (RN). Ensure the safety of students transported by school bus to and/or from school.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education/Certification:

High School diploma or GED

Valid Texas license (LVN) issued by the Texas Board of Nursing

Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) certificates

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of basic first aid

Proficient keyboarding and file maintenance skills

Ability to use software to develop databases and do word processing

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

 

Work Conditions:

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard medical clinic equipment including automated external defibrillator (AED); 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; controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting non-ambulatory students

Environment: Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, and communicable diseases; travel on school bus with identified students; position hours are not typical business hours- positions available will be early morning or late afternoon or early evening

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

Regular attendance is an essential function.

                                                                                                                                                                 

Minimum Experience:

One-year experience in health-related position; experience working with school-age children preferred

                       

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Provide direct care using school health protocols and individualized health plans (IHPs) established by the RN supervisor or medical advisor.
  2. Attend to identified medically fragile student needs daily while in transport on the school bus to and from campus.
  3. Administer medication to students according to board policy and district procedures.
  4. Assist in carrying out mandatory screening programs, collect data, and complete required reports as needed.
  5. Collaborate with campus principal, school counselor, campus nurse, teachers, parents, transportation, and other staff regarding the health needs of medically fragile as directed by the supervising RN and according to ARD.
  6. Communicate with parents regarding individual students as directed by the school nurse (RN).
  7. Participate in Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee (ARD) meetings as needed for students with identifiable health needs collaborate with appropriate staff and RN regarding implementation of health-related Individual Education Plan (IEP) items.
  8. When not providing services on the bus to medically fragile students, work in assigned health room to provide basic first aid and care for minor injuries and illness]according to a detailed protocol established by the school nurse (RN) or medical advisor.
  9. Administer medication to students according to board policy and district procedures and maintain accurate log of medications dispensed.

Clerical


  1. Maintain accurate and confidential student records, including but not limited to medication administration records and individual student treatment records.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required, including accurate, confidential health records on all students.

Compliance


  1. 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. Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations.
  2. Annual CPR/AED training.
  3. Maintain confidentiality.

General

  1. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  2. Ensure compliance with all local policies and state and federal statutes including the Educator Code of Ethics.
  3. Performs such other tasks and accepts such other responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:         None   

 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Chris Tatum
    • 7200 Interstate 40 West
    • Amarillo, Texas 79106

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