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Per Diem Licensed Practical Nurse

Overview
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) delivers student nursing care, and through use of the systematic method of taking independent nursing action, assesses and documents the effects of care under the supervision of a registered nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the quality of health care he/she provides to students. The Licensed Practical Nurse works cooperatively with ancillary, nursing, and other student-team personnel to maintain standards for professional nursing practice. The functions of the Licensed Practical Nurse are carried out according to school policy, the school mission statement, and State regulations.
Responsibilities
Responds to life saving and emergency situations for staff and students based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
Prepares and administers prescribed medications and treatments in accordance with nursing department, agency policy and procedures, and within the scope of nursing practice.
Participates in the observation of students, records significant conditions and reactions, and notifies supervisor or Physician of student's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
Conducts sick call procedures for student injuries and illnesses based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
Participates in the explanation of procedures and treatments to the student and families to gain cooperation, understanding, and allay apprehension.
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of the student.
Monitors temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of student.
Documents physical assessment for assigned students.
Obtains and completes physicians' orders as indicated by medical condition.
Completes all documentation related to physicians' orders.
Responsible for inventory of controlled substances, including daily medication count.
Participates in initial nursing assessment upon student admission per Stetson School's protocols, including assessment of current/immediate health related needs.
Participates in the development of student education plans according to the individualized needs of the student (medication procedures, medical conditions, etc.), as prescribed by Physician and/or agency policy including student, staff, and family instruction.
Provides nutrition counseling.
Assists the Psychiatrist and Advanced Practiced Nurse in psychiatric medication reviews.
Generates, updates, and distributes allergy, diet, medication, and doctor lists.
Prepares and attends the Quarterly Health Review, Individual Service Plans, and case reviews.
Photographs student upon admission.
Refers student for additional medical services when indicated.
Maintains communication with physicians, dentist, and specialists.
Schedules routine and follow-up doctor, dental, optometrist, and specialist visits.
Obtains informed consent for medications.
Schedules labs and EKG's and communicates results to the Physician.
Gathers information needed for psychiatric reviews, including ADHD scales, Depression Inventories, OCD Scales, Sleep and Enuresis Charts.
Conducts Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scales for students taking psychotropic medication.
Collaborates with the business department regarding insurance provider information.
Maintains communication with nursing staff.
Maintains communication with families and social workers.
Participates in the health teaching of staff, students, and families, required to maintain optimal level of health care.
Conducts monthly audits of medication sheets.
Participates in staff training as required by agency protocol (infection control, universal precaution, summer hazards, EPI pen, HIV, TCI signs and
symptoms of distress, etc.).
Participates on various committees including, HIV, Restraint and Safety committees.
Participates in the orientation and training of new staff.
Orders supplies and medication from pharmacies and other sources.
Qualifications
One year LPN Nursing Program, and six months to one year related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Company Description:

Seven Hills Foundation provides exceptional integrated clinical, educational and community-based supports to children and adults with disabilities and significant life challenges. Our professional staff is passionate about our work that helps people SEE the possibilities, BELIEVE in themselves, and ACHIEVE their dreams.




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