HEALTH ASSISTANT, L.P.N.

Joliet Public Schools District 86 ( learn more )

Joliet, IL ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3501260
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 20, 2021

Job Description

POSITION: License Practical Nurse, L.P.N.

POSITION GUIDE: Non - Certified Personnel
9 Months
Non – Bargaining Unit Position
Non – Exempt

FUNCTION: School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well- being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students. The school nurse may be the only health care provider in the educational setting. The school nurse’s primary role is to support student learning by acting as an advocate and liaison between the home, the school, and the medical community regarding concerns that are likely to affect a student’s ability to learn (NASN 1999). The school nurse needs expertise in pediatric, community health, adult, and mental health nursing with strong health promotion, assessment, referral, communication, leadership, organization, and time management skills.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
Director for Student Services
Student Services Coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed Practical Nurse, Illinois
Current First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation program completion
Computer literacy
Prior professional nursing experience, preferably in pediatric, adolescent, community and mental health nursing
Exemplary organizational, interpersonal, clerical, communication, and technology skills

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assist the school nurse/RN in follow-up contacts concerning delinquent physicals and immunizations.
2. Administer medications and first aid as required.
3. Acts as a liaison between nurse-parent and teacher-parent when necessary.
4. Maintain daily log record and completes accident reports.
5. Assists the school nurses with student screenings.
6. Assist in maintaining necessary supplies in the health office
7. Observes students on a regular basis to detect health needs.
8. Maintain records, prepares reports, and performs clerical work as required.
9. Other duties as assigned.

 

 

 


COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
1. Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills.
2. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.
3. Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials.
4. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.
5. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.
6. Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
1. Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.

REASONING ABILITY:
1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
2. Ability to identify and define problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Maintains appropriate confidentiality.
2. Promotes a harassment-free environment.
3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.
4. Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated.
5. Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
6. Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position.
7. Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
8. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records.
9. Ability to meet strict deadlines.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Health
  • Contact Information

    • NATACIA CAMPBELL TOMINOV
    • 420 N Raynor Ave
    • Joliet, Illinois 60435

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