A Unified School District is looking for a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Under the supervision of the Director of Special Education and/or designee, the Licensed Vocational Nurse performs specialized physical health care services for students; in coordination with the School Nurse or other support staff identifies and reports specific health problems; travel to various school sites to perform a wide variety of nursing duties; prepare and maintain a variety of health records; maintain a healthy and safe environment for students and staff. Perform duties within the scope outlined in the Vocational Nursing Practice Act. This is a full time, long term opportunity located in Redding, CA.
Requirements of the LVN:
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical notes, reports, files and referrals.
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
- Must be able to take direction and be able to follow through in an independent manner; must be able to communicate well with parents, children, staff, and members of the public; must be able to follow through with record keeping and be thorough in following the directions of the Director of Special Education and/or designee in the specific duties as outlined above.
- Be able to Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Required to perform multiple, medical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
- Required to operate standard medical and office equipment including a computer; using pertinent software applications; adhering to safety practices; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
- Required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a variety of factors when using equipment.
- Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods.
- Also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment.
- Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans.
- Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing leadership; adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; displaying medical aptitude; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with detailed information/data; and working with frequent interruptions.
Benefits of the LVN:
$21.73-$32.67 an hour, depending on experience
Medical | Dental | Vision | Term-life insurance
Responsibilities of the LVN:
- Build and maintain positive relationships with other public officials, school employees, parents and students using effective verbal/non-verbal skills
- Maintain personal hygiene and wear appropriate attire for the position
- Work with others as a team in a fast paced environment
- Perform suctioning, blood sugar testing, catheterizations, drip and tube feeding administration
- Provide toilet assistance and/or change diapers
- Operate specialized medical equipment and instruments in the assessment and treatment of individuals
- Administer medications and/or monitor after administration as ordered by physician. This may include, but is not limited to, rectal medications such as Diastat
- Assist with Diabetes School Management which includes, but is not limited to, glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, insulin and/or glucagon administration.
- Apply first aid as needed
- Assess and assist students with seizures
- Check for head lice, skin abnormalities and other conditions
- Obtain vital signs
- Maintain a healthy and safe environment for students and staff
- Provide information to appropriate staff, students and parents regarding safety issues and other health-related matters
- Prepare and maintain records, reports, doctor orders and parental consents related to assigned Activities
- Assists in maintaining and initiating student health and other related records
- May assist the District Nurse(s) in state mandated physical health screenings
- Respond to emergencies, evaluate condition of students and provide health instruction and care as needed
- Discuss student’s health with parents and arrange for transportation as needed
- Communicate with District Office, school personnel and outside organizations to exchange information, refer students, report suspected child abuse, coordinate activities and resolve other health-related issues and concerns
- Assure cleanliness and sanitary conditions of medical instruments and offices
- Travel to various school sites within the District
- Attend a variety of meetings to maintain current knowledge of the medical laws, rules, regulations and technological advancements in the field of medicine
- Provide supervision of student(s)
- Perform other related duties as assigned
O2 Employment Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs to perform the essential functions of the position. This job appears on the O2 Staffing job board and Simpson University job board.