Licensed Practical Nurse
Bargaining Unit: ACE
Work Year: 180 days per year
Work Day: 8 hours per day
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Range: ACE C $31,842 - $ 40,638 DOE
This job posting is open on a year round basis for recruitment and does not indicate a specific vacancy. Hiring managers will review and consider applications as vacancies become available. Applicants should submit a new updated application on an annual basis. Salary will fluctuate based on experience and part time/full time position availability.
The Licensed Practical Nurse is an Alaska Board of Nursing licensed practical nurse (LPN), who provides direct services to meet the health needs of the students and staff in the school building of assignment, according to school district policies under the supervision of the building principal and/or the delegating registered nurse. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).
The following are required:
- A current Alaska LPN license.
- Current CPR/AED certification.
- Knowledge of scope and standards of practice for licensed practical nurse in the state of Alaska.
- Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, and compliance standards.
- Skill using a thermometer, stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, audiometer, Sloan eye chart for visual screening, and AED.
- Skill with computers, including the ability to use hardware and electronic medical record and Microsoft products used by ASD.
- Ability to understand student health situations that require higher level nursing assessments and decisions based on scope and standards of practice.
- Ability to walk, stand, lift, or stoop as needed to provide health services for students and staff.
- Willingness to potentially be exposed to infectious diseases.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The following are preferred:
- Two years of clinical pediatric experience.
- Knowledge of mandated school health services in the educational environment.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides nursing services within the LPN scope of practice and under the direction of the delegating RN:
- Immunization status review
- Diabetes and seizure management
- Linkage with community providers
- Health promotion
- Injury and disease prevention, intervention, and education
- Collaborates with the building principal, counselors, teachers, and parents regarding the health needs of students.
- Maintains daily contact with students and staff, and frequent contact with delegating nurse and parents/guardians.
- Provides direct care for students with chronic conditions according to individual health care plans established by the delegating RN. Student specific health related direction by the delegating RN and Senior Director of Healthcare Services.
- Collaborates with the delegating RN in developing individualized health plans and emergency plans for students with chronic conditions and notifies delegating RN of changes in medical conditions.
- Maintains accurate and confidential student health records for daily episode and chronic condition visits, including medication administration.
- Carries out mandatory screening programs per state and district policy, refers, and reports results to the delegating RN.
- Reports student and staff injuries/occurrences to Risk Management, according to school district policies.
- Attends nurse staff meetings.
- Maintains medical equipment in health room.
- Monitors and reports safety concerns in school building.
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employee.