Student Support Services/LPN
Central Office Itinerant
MASON COUNTY SCHOOLS
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Minimum 200 days annually, pursuant to WV Code §18-5-45.
Pursuant to WV Code §18A-4-2, in accordance with
Mason County Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education level
Performance in this position will be evaluated by the building
principal/immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State
Code §18A-2-12, WV State Board Policy 5310, and Mason County Board Policy
: The Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) is a person who has met all the requirements for licensure as a practical nurse and who engages in practical nursing under the direction of a Registered Professional Nurse. The LPN employed in a public school shall function under the supervision, assignment, and/or delegation of the certified school RN to perform nursing services. W.Va. Code 18A-4-8. The LPN is not an independent practitioner and must be supervised by a RN, licensed physician, or licensed dentist.. LPNs must be trained to perform nursing tasks and be supervised by a certified school nurse. LPNs cannot deviate from licensed providers orders or the certified school RN IHP. LPNs cannot create the initial IHP. LPNs cannot create or write emergency action plans. LPNs cannot contribute to the SAT or IEP process unless the certified school RN is present. LPNs cannot delegate nursing care. Medicaid may be billed for personal care services.
- Perform and monitors procedures per Basic and Specialized Health Care Procedures Manual
- Completes assignments in a timely manner
- Communicates student complaints/problems to the certified school RN
- Documents health related activities and treatments on daily logs, nurses notes and electronic medical record are required
- Maintains confidentiality of student’s health/medical and educational records
- Demonstrates knowledge of and the ability to administer prescribed medications, including insulin, in accordance with state and county medication policy
- Provides and documents emergency care or first aid in cases of injury or sudden illness and reports care provided to the certified school RN
- Collaborates with certified School RN to implement individual health care plans, nursing care and treatments for assigned students
- Collaborates with certified School RN with immunization review and data entry
- Collaborates with certified School RN to recommend exclusion and monitor readmission to schools for students with infectious and communicable diseases.
- Collaborates with certified School RN and cooperates with community providers and state agencies to meet the health and social service needs of students
- Collaborates with certified School RN to identify health and safety hazards in the school environment.
- Assists certified School RN to maintain health records
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and staff members.
- Recognize and report child abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse of students within 24 hours
- Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Program endorsed or approved by the State Board of examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses.
- Applicant must have and maintain a valid WV Practical Nursing License issued by the WV Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses
- Pharmacology certification
- Must have and maintain current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aide Certification(health care provider level) or obtain the certification within two week of employment
- Successful demonstration of specialized health care procedures and ability to work with students requiring health care procedures.
The physical demands described 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multi-media equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds
of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.
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. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors with outdoor settings for recess and field trip activities. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB). Exceptions include gymnasiums as well as vocational/ technical laboratories where the noise levels may be moderate to loud (60-90 dB).
The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee