LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (ANTICIPATED) 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR


Worcester Public Schools - Anticipated
Worcester Public Schools
Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3616235 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: September 21, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please make sure that you SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated and complete.

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE:
This position is accountable for the administration of direct and indirect student care and student care related activities for one or more students who have special needs/ medical disabilities. Assignments may include: obtaining vital signs, medication administration, tracheostomy care, tube feeding administration, ostomy care, catheter care, ADL assistance and other elements of nursing care specific to the assigned student and within the scope of practice.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Support the Worcester Public School (WPS) Special Education Department (SPED) and Nursing Department in the nursing assessment, evaluation and care of students both within and outside of the district.

2.Collaborate with the school nurse (SN), family and Nursing Administrators in the development of the student’s Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).

3.Contact student’s primary care provider or specialist as needed to obtain and/or modify written orders and pertinent health-related documents.

4.Accompany student during bus transport to and from school as needed.

5.Check in with the school nurse at beginning and end of school day and as needed. Provide verbal update to SN and document daily care, medications and/ or treatments in the electronic health record (EHR-SNAP).

6.Provide nursing care as defined in the student’s IHCP during the school day while in building and off site during field trips or other short term events as needed. This may include emergency transport to a medical facility.

7.Develop a written student Safety Plan in coordination with the CCC, school teacher and school nurse to implement when not with student for personal breaks, lunch, and bathroom use.

8.Attend IEP, IHCP and 504 meetings as requested.

9.Function as a health education resource to support student, family, and school staff. Provide appropriate referral to in-school and community organizations as identified.

10.Collaborate, cooperate and communicate with other school and/or health care providers to ensure optimal level of evidence-based care for each student.

11.Abide by all WPS Policies and Procedures.

12.Work within the Scopes and Standards of Licensed Practical Nursing Practice.

13.Responsible for assuring equal educational opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, gender, age, marital status, religion, gender identity, natural origin, sexual orientation, homelessness, or disability.

14.Responsible to perform other job-related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with current BORN licensure in the state of Massachusetts.
2. Minimum of a certification in practical nursing from a National League of Nursing accredited program.
3. Current certification in CPR/AED.
4. Experience with use of the electronic health record, preferable SNAP.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1.Ability to speak Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Albanian, Twi or an African language.

2.Demonstrated experience with second language acquisition

WORK YEAR: 183 day work year; the basic work-day hours are in accordance with the specific school specific start and end times and/or the student’s transportation needs. Non Represented Position.

SALARY:$24.00-$29.00 per hour

TO APPLY:

Any person interested in these positions must submit a resume, and a cover letter on-line at www.worcesterschools.org.

This deadline date does not preclude further advertisement or recruitment.


Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Worcester Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educational Institution and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, ancestry, sex, gender, age, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy or a related condition, veteran status or homelessness. The Worcester Public Schools provides equal access to employment and the full range of general, occupational and vocational education programs. For more information relating to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action contact the Human Resource Manager, 20 Irving Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 508-799-3020.

Job Requirements
TO APPLY: Any person interested in these positions must submit a resume, and a cover letter on-line at www.worcesterschools.org. To maximize the effectiveness of your application, it is recommended that you provide a cover letter which describes the specific training and experience that you have for the position(s) that you are applying for and that you ensure that the certification information in your SchoolSpring profile is updated. Your MA DESE certification number will allow us to verify that you possess the correct license. Please make sure that you SchoolSpring resume, specifically, is updated and complete.
  • None degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page.
    1. Have you ever been terminated for cause from a prior position? If so please explain.
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    2. Have you ever worked for the Worcester Public Schools? When? What capacity?
    Brief Response (Answer limited to 200 characters, including spaces)

    3. Do you have any relatives employed by the Worcester Public Schools or the School Committee? If yes, please list name, title, and relationship.
    Yes/No

    Contact Information
    Ellen Capstick, Coordinator
    140 Apricot Street
    Worcester, Massachusetts 01603
    Phone: 508-799-8554
    Email: CapstickEM@worcesterschools.net