Licensed Practical Nurse for 1:1 Student Support
Job DescriptionTitle: Nurse for 1:1 Student Support
Position: Amherst Middle School (SAU 39) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to provide full time support services to a student in school. An ideal candidate will be able to provide medical assistance, collaborate with colleagues, communicate clearly in writing and in conversation, maintain confidentiality and professionalism, and have a willingness to learn.
- Works collaboratively with health care providers, students parents, school district staff and community agencies to ensure access and continuity of care for students.
- Evaluates nursing care provided and changes plan of care as necessary.
- Maintains accurate records and documentation in accordance with state and federal law, and Board of Education policies.
- Develops individual health care plan (IHP) when needed with specific goals and interventions delineating school-nursing actions unique to students’ needs and for incorporation into the student’s individualized educational plan (IEP).
- Serves as a member of student educational team.
- Reports to parents, school district personnel, physicians, clinics, and others as needed to meet student health needs.
- Provides care for students with disabilities.
- Provides health education to students as needed.
- Notifies the appropriate person or agency of student’s injury/illness in accordance with Board policy as necessary.
- Confers with parents, students and school district staff and professionals to interpret health and developmental assessments.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by student educational team or other administrators.
- The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses appropriate medical equipment to provide health care to students/staff.
- Uses district software and computer.
- Maintains knowledge and skills in accordance with the New Hampshire Nursing Practice Act and the Scope and Standards of Care for School Nursing.
- Ability to evaluate and provide care for students with health impairments, feeding tubes, and assist with toileting and activities of daily living
- Ability to convey appropriate medical information to school district staff or medical professionals to ensure a proper maintenance in the school setting.
- Ability to understand, apply and use personal computers and software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, the Internet, Outlook, electronic mail).
- Ability to problem solve job-related issues.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals and students with special needs.
- Ability to describe orally and in writing school health services provided, issues and concerns regarding school health.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to take care of student medical needs while assisting in educational programming and support within the school and community setting.
- Adheres to all applicable professional safety standards and practices.
- Adheres to Board policies regarding the medical or health care of employees and students
- Work in standard school building environment.
- Exposure to body secretions, blood borne pathogens, medicine and medicinal supplies, illnesses and diseases.
- Assist student with toileting ad activities of daily living
- Any combination of education, licenses, certifications and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be:
- A current Licensed Practical Nurse license in the State of New Hampshire. .
- Successful experiences working with adolescents population, preferably in a school setting desirable.
- Registered professional nurse assistant, designated as Licensed Practical Nurse as defined and determined by state law, and currently licensed in the State of New Hampshire (NH State Board of Nursing).
- Current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Amherst School District, Mont Vernon School District, Souhegan Cooperative School District and SAU 39 does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, language, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetics or veteran, marital or citizenship status. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Genetics Information Nondiscrimination Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and RSA 354-A.