Licensed Healthcare Specialist - RN/LPN 1:1

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Special Education

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for supporting health care needs of students by performance of medical duties ordered by physician, which are developed and directed by the ESA School Nurse.  Responsible for maintaining health records on all students.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor specified medical/health care needs of students with special medical needs, and instruct students to the maximum ability of their independence.
  • Administer student medications and medical procedures as directed and requested by physicians.
  • Administer first aid, per guidelines of Federal Way Public Schools, American Red Cross, and Department of Health (multi-colored flip chart) within scope of licensure.
  • Maintain records under the guidelines established by the ESA School Nurse and Federal Way Public Schools.
  • Assist with health screening; maintaining information log; recording results of screenings.
  • Maintain confidentiality or provide medical information regarding students according to law and professional ethics guidelines.
  • Will be assigned additional nursing duties as appropriate under the Nurse Practice Act and relevant WAC’s.
  • Serve as member of school health team of the District.
The preceding list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience
Must have completed an educational program required by Washington State Registered Nurse licensure guidelines
Washington State RN or LPN license
 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work scheduled hours on a consistent basis
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with children with special health care needs and diverse populations
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Washington State RN or LPN License – maintained and renewed yearly
CPR/First Aid Certification through either American Heart Association or American Red Cross
 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
School board policies and procedures
Neurological/seizure protocol.
Basic proficiency of standard computer software applications
 
ABILITY TO:
Perform endotracheal or tracheostomy suctioning.
Medication administration and documentation.
Provide respiratory treatment and medication.
Provide gastrostomy, colostomy, catheterization protocol and procedures.
Provide blood glucose monitoring.
Provide care for individuals with special needs and their care providers in a warm and confident manner.
Establish and maintain effective communications and working relationships with health care professionals and school staff.
Organize and perform job responsibilities efficiently and independently without close supervision and able to pay strict attention to detail
Speak, read and follow written or verbal communications
Practice effective safety and security within individual work routines
Develop and maintain positive customer relations with staff and service providers
Work collaboratively with District staff and promote teamwork with co-workers
Practice ethical and professional standards of conduct including the requirements of confidentiality
Relate effectively with parents, staff, students and the public in a multicultural and multiracial community
Perform job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools’ commitment to “All Means All”. 
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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 in this position is required to constantly talk/hear/see, and reach out in front to direct and assist students and handle/grasp throughout their shift up to 50 lbs.  The employee is required to frequently sit and walk, bend/stoop, squat/kneel, and use fine finger manipulations.  The employee will occasionally be required to stand, lift, carry, twist torso and neck. This position rarely requires climbing/balancing or lifting bench to shoulder or overhead.  The employee is required to constantly lift up to 10 lbs; frequently lift up to 25 lbs; and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.  Weights over 50 lbs should be done with a mechanical lift or with help from another person. This position will occasionally push/pull 10 – 50 lbs. 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  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.
 
This position works 90% of their time inside and 10% outside.  Outside work can be in inclement weather.  Noise level is high, exposure to outburst of student. Exposure to infectious disease or unpredictable students who can grab, spit, kick, hit and bite.  Employee is required to wear protective gloves and masks as directed by the district program.
 
WORK SCHEDULE
This position typically works, Monday through Friday, times may vary according to student needs.
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
Position reports to ESA School Nurse and Principal
 
REPRESENTATION
Professional-Technical Association
 
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
Level D on the Prof-Tech Salary Schedule
 
Disclaimer
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.  The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed. 
 
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
 
CLASSIFICATION HISTORY
Update 07/2015
 
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Posted By

Federal Way School Dist 210

31405 18th Avenue South , Federal Way, WA 98003
 

At the following locations

To be determined

33330 8th Avenue South , Federal Way, WA 98003