Job Description


Job Number:2017-1568
Licensed Practical Nurse
ERAC-Health & Wellness

FTE: 0.000
Hours Per Day: 8.00
Position Type: Continuing

Start Time:
End Time:

Salary: $23.50 - $25.70

Closing Date: Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
completed online application and upload required documents on or before
this date.

Additional Information: 8.0 hours per day- Licensed Practical Nurse- Multiple positions available.

JOB TITLE: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

GROUP: Teamsters III - Specialist LEVEL: 24

FLSA STATUS
: Non-exempt



WORK DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR
: 180 HOLIDAYS: 11 or 12 dependent on school start date

SUMMARY: The job of Licensed Practical Nurse is done for the purpose of providing health care services meeting

the individual needs of students; incorporating health care plans directed by physicians; complying with the laws

relating to student health, including parental and guardian consent; providing appropriate care for ill, medically

fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to teachers, staff and

administrators; and identifying health problems for referral for proper treatment. All of these responsibilities are

under the direction of the Director of Health and Social Services or designee.

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of

Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State.

Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining

the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline

Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline

students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future.

The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and

organizational practices:

- Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students.

- Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune
their craft and grow in their profession.

- Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students,
families, community and educators work hand-in-hand.

- A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity,
excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not
exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also
be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.

- Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. oral suctioning, catheterization,

tracheostomy care and emergency management, nebulizer treatments, enteral feedings, diabetic

management, oxygen, one on one student care, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill,

medically fragile and/or injured children.

- Assists school nurse in health and safety preparedness training and planning for the purpose of ensuring

that information is readily available to staff and a plan in place. Assists with maintaining student's

confidential files and records (e.g. health care plans, immunization records, agency referrals, accident

reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by legal requirements and professional

standards.

- Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of

JOB DESCRIPTION: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

promoting and/or securing student health services, providing information and complying with legal

requirements.

- Implements health care plans for students with health problems for the purpose of meeting the needs of

students with chronic health problems and/or accommodation requirements.

- Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health

and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.

- Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the purpose of attending to their immediate health

care concerns and initiating follow-up care.

- Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, and interdisciplinary teams for the purpose

of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on students health needs, service delivery, and

educational programs, and/or improving skills and knowledge.

- Prepares documentation (e.g. student health history, current health status, immunization record

gathering, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and/or complying

with mandated requirements and professional guidelines.

- Refers students requiring additional medical attention for the purpose of providing required follow-up

treatment and services.

- Reports health and safety issues to assigned administrator and appropriate agencies (e.g. fights,

suspected child or substance abuse, contagious diseases, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining student’s

personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and

established guidelines.

- Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc.) for the

purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.

Other Functions
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective

functioning of the work unit.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

College and/or vocational school certificate/degree in nursing

CERTIFICATES and LICENSES REQUIRED:

Valid Licensed Practical Nurse license

Valid CPR and First Aid certificates

Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS::

Previous work experience as a LPN is desired

Previous work experience as a LPN in a K-12 public school district setting is highly desired

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Criminal Background Clearance

Pass a post-hire, pre-employment physical assessment

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Principles and practices of licensed practical nursing

Medications and side effects

First Aid and CPR

School health screening and record keeping

JOB DESCRIPTION: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

Specialized procedures for Special Education students such as gastronomy tube feeding, suctioning,

catheterizations, colostomy care and nebulizers

School board policies and procedures

ABILITY TO:

Perform the skill set of a Licensed Practical Nurse

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing

Operate a variety of modern office equipment including microcomputers and related software

Administer medications.

Perform procedures required by severely disabled special education students

Travel between work sites

Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community

Organize work, problem solve and select action plans

Attend to detail and follow tasks through to completion

Be flexible to changes in assignments or situations

Work exposed to body fluids

Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Director of Health and Social Services

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to bend neck and back. The employee

is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands for repetitive grasping and for pushing and pulling. The

employee is frequently required to climb stairs, reach overhead, knee stand and push and pull. The employee is

occasionally required to use hands for fine manipulation, squat, kneel, lift overhead, crawl, and lift and carry. The

employee must constantly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or carry up to 39 pounds and

occasionally lift and/or carry a maximum of 50 pounds. The employee is required to push and pull a maximum

force of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works

near video display. Floor surfaces are varied. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The

employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must

adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. May occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather

conditions. May occasionally be required to accompany children on field trips.

JOB DESCRIPTION: LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN)

CLASSIFICATION HISTORY

Revised by Human Resources to add physical assessment requirement and revise physical demands and work environment, 2015.07.01
Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.14
Updated by Human Resources to add standard "Ability To" statements discussed with union business rep, 2014.05.12
Transferred to newest format by Human Resources, 2013.12.26
Updated by Human Resources, 2013.10.15
Updated by Human Resources, 08/2012
Updated by Human Resources, 02/2010
Nash & Company, Licensed Practical Nurse, 09/2004
Previously - Health Care Specialist
Revised on appeal, 06/1991 by E.A. Walsh & Company, 04/1989

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.

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