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School Health LPN - St Joseph County - Full Time Days

Company: Saint-- -Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

*Employment Type:* Full time *Shift:* *Description:* JOB SUMMARY Facilitates and strengthens the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and by identifying and assisting in the removal or modification of health-related barriers to the learning process for the individual child. Works under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Coordinates and implements appropriate nursing interventions and patient care support.
*JOB DUTIES*
1. Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values.
2. Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety, and medical information.
3. Promotes and protects the optimal health status of children by providing health assessments and develops and implements health plans with supervision of the RN.
4. Maintains, evaluates, and interprets cumulative health data to accommodate health needs of the students.
5. Accurately assesses patient symptoms, reactions, and physical condition and records data in the medical record. Documents vital signs and any other measures indicated by the condition or diagnosis of the student.
6. Participates as one of the health team specialists on the child education evaluation team to develop the Individual Education Plan (IEP).
7. Implements procedures and provides for crisis intervention for acute illness, injury and emotional disturbances.
8. Performs selective nursing procedures as approved by policy and maintains appropriate knowledge and skill level. Examples: medication preparation and administration, dressing applications and first aid.
9. Promotes and assists in the control of communicable diseases through preventative immunization programs, early detection, surveillance and reporting contagious diseases.
10. Assists with health education of the students and staff at designated schools. Provides leadership and/or support for wellness programs.
11. Initiate health records on all new students. Maintains and files health office records in a confidential manner.
12. Participates in professional development and enhancement activities, i.e. organizational sponsored CEU's and informal educational opportunities.
13. Assists in communicable diseases prevention by appraising immunization needs of students. 14. Demonstrates the ability to perform responsibly in emergency situations based on the assessed needs of the student.
15. Coordinate school and community health activities and serves as a liaison between SJHS, school and community. Serves as a resource person for promoting health careers.
16. Assists in formation of health policies, goals and objectives for the school.
17. Assures all documentation in the student medical record is complete, accurate and timely.
18. Prepares reports and other documents as required or assigned. Attends staff meetings.
19. Communicates with students, parents and staff in a professional, courteous, friendly and non-intimidating manner.
20. Maintains technological competencies, organization and neatness in the work area. Completes all mandatory in-services in required timeframe. Regularly assists co-workers as needed. Utilizes resources in a manner, which reflects an understanding of proper stewardship.
21. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.
*JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES*
*Education: *Graduate of accredited school of practical nursing.
*Licensure: *Licensed in the State of Indiana. CPR certification.
*Experience: *One or more years experience as LPN in a hospital or ambulatory care setting is preferred.
*Other Job Requirements: *
Must be tactful in handling student problems often of a highly personal and confidential nature.
Must be able to maintain self-composure during frustrating interpersonal situations.
Sustained mental attention required.
Moderate to high levels of stress should be anticipated on a daily basis.
Must be able to respond and react to emergency and changing situations calmly, professionally, and in an expedient manner.
Must be able to work without constant direct supervision.
Able to adjust communication skills to the level of the student.
Computer skills preferred.
May need to occasionally travel to other school buildings to assist other staff.
Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.
*Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion* Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Saint-- -Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , School Health LPN - St Joseph County - Full Time Days, Healthcare , Mishawaka, Indiana

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