Hiring School-Based LPNs $32+/hour

spanaway, Washington

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 784491

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $13 / Hour

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

spanaway, Washington

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $13 / Hour

Job ID: 784491

Posted Date: 5/20/2024

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GENERAL
This position’s responsibilities are to provide medical assistance to a student(s) with special medical needs by providing nursing care as outlined in the health care plan. Nursing care includes: assessing the health needs of the student, planning and implementing appropriate nursing care, and evaluating nursing care provided. The LPN provides nursing care under the direction and supervision of the school nurse. Other responsibilities include support/assistance to the student(s) during class-time, supervision to and from school on district transportation and during off-site educational activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Depending upon the individual assignment, the Clerk – LPN, Special Education, may perform all or a combination of the following:

1. Provides nursing care as delegated by school nurse and as outlined in individual health care plans. Nursing care may include non-oral medications (i.e., injections, eye/ear medications), mixing medications, blood glucose monitoring, nasogastric and J-tube feedings, suctioning and tracheotomy care, feeding and medication by G-tube, performing clean intermittent catheterization, providing nebulizer treatments, and other nursing care appropriate for a LPN. Health care plans are developed and monitored by the school nurse.

2. Administers medication to students as directed by physician, according to district and supervising nurse procedures.

3. Assists teacher and therapists with the implementation of instructional programs, activities for daily living, and related services.

4. Maintains student health records; creates new records; updates health information; ensures that health records are maintained in confidential manner.

5. Monitors student attendance and illnesses; informs the principal, program administrator, school nurse and/or teacher of illnesses and reasons for absences.

6. Attends to student health needs; assesses injuries or illness to determine appropriate action; provides basic first aid; refers students to health care professionals as needed. Determines need for nurse’s advice; calls nurse for assistance as necessary; may call for emergency assistance. Calls parents regarding student accidents or illness as needed; arranges for transportation home as necessary.

7. Compiles health records, cards, and lists; provides reports as requested. Documents student health status as appropriate. Completes accident reports and distributes them appropriately.

8. Maintains inventory of student health supplies, prepares supply orders; assures that supplies are provided by family to provide necessary nursing care.

9. Monitors student behavior in the classroom, on the bus, during off-site school activities.

10. Reports situations such as substance abuse or physical abuse to appropriate school staff for follow-up. Maintains confidentiality of student personal problems.

11. Works as a member of the program team in staffing to develop and implement programs and services.

12. May have flexible hours to allow employee to participate in family or community activities related to this program.

13. Meets with the school nurse on a regular basis to review student health status, review procedures, and/or make adjustments in the health care plan.

Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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