SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Dean of Boarding Life and Alumni Relations, this position recognizes and meets basic patient needs in routine, non-complex nursing situations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Current Massachusetts State Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license required. Current certification in First Aid and CPR required. Pediatric, adolescent and/or rehabilitative nursing experience. Ability to work with a wide variety of students.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Knowledge of health assessment methods and practices. Pediatric and adolescent health conditions, Basic concepts of child growth and development and developmental behavior characteristic of students in grades preschool through age 21, including students with special needs.
Communicable diseases and control and reporting requirements Record management systems and procedures. Ability to provide nursing care as defined by standards of nursing conduct or practice, district policy and procedure and health.
Creates a caring health room climate to meet student health needs and facilitate return to class. Assists students in effectively dealing with health issues. Works collaboratively with the registered nurse, educational staff, and parents in resolving non complex health concerns. Assists educational staff in providing instruction
Communicates effectively in oral and written form, Data entry utilizing student data information system
Assesses, delivers and monitors daily student health care, including medication and treatment administration, with registered nurse supervision and consultation
Complies with all applicable school policy and procedure, health services practices, and scope of practice for LPN licensure.
Monitors students in a variety of settings (e.g., classroom, transportation, field trips) for the purpose of providing care as defined by student health plans and assessment of student needs.
Implements student health care plans and emergency care plans as directed by the registered nurse.
Participates in ongoing communication with the registered nurse regarding student health issues.
Assists in the monitoring and attainment of individual student health goals.
Teaches self care skills to students and assist in modifying the environment to promote self care.
Provide leadership in reviewing emergency procedures and monitoring communicable disease concerns. Reports outcomes of nursing care, including delegated tasks, to the supervising registered nurse and other designated personnel.
Maintains accurate and current records pertaining to student health room visits, medication and treatment administration, immunizations, screening results, and injury reports.
HIPAA Privacy Requirements:
The Employee acknowledges and agrees that while performing job responsibilities for The MacDuffie School, the employee may create, receive, or review certain Protected Health Information (PHI), as such term is defined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations promulgated thereon (The “ HIPAA Privacy Rule “). The Employee further agrees to use and/or disclose PHI only as permitted or required to do their job, to use all reasonable efforts to maintain the security of the PHI, and to prevent the unauthorized use and/or disclosure of the PHI. Employee also understands and agrees to maintain PHI as confidential, and not divulge such information to any unauthorized third party for which PHI was not intended.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
One year post graduate certification, or Associate's Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
It is the responsibility of all MacDuffie employees to possess and maintain a valid U.S. driver’s license.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential 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 occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision and Ability to adjust focus.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms.