Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Tue Aug 13 2019 Job Description:
This position supports the Gengras Center by providing health services, medical treatment and skilled nursing care as prescribed for students with special health care needs. Working under the direct supervision of the professional staff, this position supports the Gengras Center by providing instructional assistance within the classroom to individuals, as well as small and large groups. The LPN/1:1 provides clerical and organizational assistance for classroom teachers and the school nurse by providing general supervision and management of the students.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Assist school nurse in carrying out selected clinically-based activities related to students and student health care programs.
Prepare and maintain health room and therapy areas.
Assist the school nurse with health screenings, health assessment procedures and individual health care plans.
Perform routine clerical duties in the health office required, such as: recording standardized information on cumulative health records, assisting with telephone communications, inventory and requisition of supplies, assisting in data collection, and filing and typing.
Provide routine nursing care of students, as directed.
Perform and assist the nurse with first-aid procedures, as directed.
Assist the school nurse with acute medical emergencies, as directed.
Monitor and care for students (Taking vital signs and monitoring body temperature, administering J and G tube feedings, toileting support, child hygiene, transferring students, etc.).
Demonstrate an awareness of the Center's medical policies/procedures.
Support the instructional process/program and classroom teacher.
Assist professionals with building and maintaining effective instructional teams.
Attend transdisciplinary team meetings and actively participating in the process.
Assist professionals with maintaining learner-centered, supportive environments.
Assist professionals with planning and organizing learning experiences.
Assist with the development/preparation of learning materials/instructional resources and the environment.
Assist with direct instruction and learner needs, progress, and achievements.
Perform clerical duties in the classroom, such as record keeping, data entry, assisting with parent communication (phone, email, communication books), inventory/requisition of supplies and materials, and typing or filing.
Demonstrate effective utilization of behavior management procedures in supervision of assigned students.
Supervise students for school related activities as assigned, including participating in community outings/worksites and extracurricular activities.
Licensed Practical Nurse Degree.
Previous experience in working with children preferred.
Demonstrate skills in flexibility, confidentiality and sound decision making.
Availability to work during the summer program, as needed.
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.