Nurse - Norwich Public Schools
Position: Nurse
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: LPN Nurse
Job Location: District Wide
Beginning: Jan 28, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Norwich Public Schools
Norwich, CT 06360
Telephone: 860-823-4200 EXT 2003
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Job Description:

A complete job description and application are available at norwichpublicschools.org. You must go to norwichpublicschools.org and apply for this job to be considered for this position. (From the main page, click District Information, Employment, View Job Opportunities, Select the job and apply online)

Category: Health/LPN
Date Posted: 11/20/2019
Location: District Wide
Date of Availability: 01/28/2020
Date Closing: Open Until Filled


QUALIFICATIONS:
 
*Current Connecticut LPN Licensure
 
Minimum of three (3) years work experience in the past five (5) years preferred
 
Preferably he/she should have background in pediatric nursing, school nursing, or public health nursing
 
*Twelve academic credits or the equivalent in CEU’s or workshop hours beyond the basic preparation in nursing
 
*Ten hours of continuing education in school health every two (2) years
 
Current Certification in CPR
 
The school nurse should have:
Have completed or be in process of obtaining a baccalaureate degree preferably in nursing or, in lieu of that, in health or a related field
 
OR
 
Certification as a school nurse by a national certifying body (when eligible)
 
*Minimum requirements mandated by Connecticut State Regulations 10-212-1 to 
10-212-7
 
REPORTS TO: The school nurse is accountable to the school health supervisor for clinical practice.

 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  
 
Under Section 20-87a(b) of the Connecticut General Statues the definition of nursing is as follows: “The practice of nursing by a registered nurse is defined as the process of diagnosing human responses to actual or potential health problems, case finding and referral, collaborating in the implementation of the total health care regimen and executing the medical regimen under the direction of a licensed physician or dentist.”
 
The school nurse in cooperation and consultation with the medical advisor, other health professionals, educators, and schools personnel, assumes the initiative and responsibility for providing a wide variety of health care services designated to promote and protect the student’s optimal health status. As an integral member of the schools staff, the school nurse contributes to the planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nurse acts as a health advocate for all school children and coordinates the resources of home, schools, and community as they pertain to the health of students and staff. The school nurse implements state laws, Boards of Education policies, and administrative procedures relative to health services in assigned schools. 

 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  1.  Represents Norwich Public Schools and Norwich School Health in a professional manner at all times, using courtesy and tact when dealing with students, staff, parents, visitors, etc.
 
  1. Assists the school nurse to maintain a comprehensive school program at the building level by:
 
  1. Promoting and  maintaining open and effective relationships and communication between family and school with regard to health and safety.
  2. Assists in the maintenance of the state mandated cumulative health record on each student including a health history (health assessments, immunization status, individualized health care plan (ICHP), emergency health plan (IEMP), notes, medication records, and any records regarding the health and welfare of the student
  3. Implements and records the response to the orders of physicians regarding medications and/or treatments needed during the school day, performs specialized treatments for complex health care needs of students 
  4. Follows and records responses of students to a written plan of care including interventions for the medically fragile students with potentially life-threatening diagnosis, and/or any medical condition that may lead to difficulties

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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