Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Thu Aug 13 2020 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, and small and large groups, providing clerical and organizational assistance for classroom teachers and/or the school nurse, and by providing general supervision and management of the students. This position will assist the school nurse in carrying out selected activities related to assigned students and/or the school health program. The nurse will assist classroom staff and parents with student health care issues, and will provide training and instruction on related health topics. Maintaining pertinent health records, IEP's and mandated individual health care forms according to state requirements is also necessary. This position must also coordinate health services and implement health policies and procedures with the Center's nurse and administration.
Assist school nurse in carrying out selected clinically-based activities related to students and/or student health care programs.
Prepare and maintain health room and therapy areas.
Assist the school nurse with health screenings and health assessment procedures.
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 (or assist the nurse with) first-aid procedures, as directed.
Assist the school nurse with acute medical emergencies, as directed.
Monitoring and caring for students (Taking vital signs and monitoring body temperature, administering J and G tube feedings, toileting support, child hygiene, etc.).
Demonstrate an awareness of the Center's medical policies/procedures.
Support the instructional process/program and classroom teacher.
Assisting professionals with building and maintaining effective instructional teams.
Attending all transdisciplinary team meetings and actively participating in the process.
Assisting professionals with maintaining learner-centered, supportive environments.
Assisting professionals with planning and organizing learning experiences.
Assisting with the development/preparation of learning materials/instructional resources and the environment.
Assisting 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.
Demonstrating effective utilization of behavior management procedures in supervision of assigned students and others.
Supervising students for school related activities as assigned, including participating in community outings/worksites and extracurricular activities.
Support The Gengras Center as a school and as a program:
Provide substitute coverage, within the scope of practices outlined above, in the absence of the RN.
Participate in all in-service and program development workshops, and continue to grow professionally.
Participate actively on school committees.
Demonstrate knowledge of the Center's policies/procedures.
Perform other duties assigned by the Director, Assistant Director, teachers or related services staff, as indicated within the Gengras Center's development plan, or as required by the student's Individualized Education Plan and Individualized Health Care Plans.
Licensed Practical Nurse Degree.
Physical ability to perform essential requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment.
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents.
Flexible and able to multi-task.
Cultural competency to work with diverse student/family and employee population.
Commitment to the mission of The Gengras Center and the University of Saint Joseph
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.