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LPN FLOAT (DC SCHOOLS) Children's School Services
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Vocational Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Specific Requirements and Preferences
HS Diploma or GED. Must possess a valid unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nursing in the District of Columbia. Must maintain current certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid from a recognized provider.

Minimum Work Experience
3 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 3 years of supervised nursing experience in community health or child health prior to entry into school nursing practice. Experience in the care of school-aged children.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge and understanding of a school health program, including recognizing trends relating to school health as well as developmental patterns and needs of school-age children. Knowledge of the techniques of data collection for an analysis of health needs. Knowledge of a wide variety of medical conditions, diagnoses, and specific diseases. Knowledge of medications and medication administration practices. Ability to provide general health information to school age children and families with a wide variety of health problems under the supervision of a registered nurse. Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds. Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills. Demonstrates the ability to counsel, teach, collaborate, and coordinate with other disciplines in delivering a comprehensive family health service. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively with management and staff. Demonstrate ability to delegate tasks to ancillary staff and delegates within team appropriately.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Must possess a valid unencumbered license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nursing in the District of Columbia.

Functional Accountabilities

Customer Focus
  1. Work's at school(s) assigned by manager.
  2. Place a high priority on serving customers.
  3. Oriented to the school health services program, the schools within their area, and the requirements of elementary, middle and high school.
  4. Participate in school health educational activities, committees or projects.
  5. Utilize verbal and non-verbal communication with school age child/families and all members of the healthcare team.
  6. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team in the school setting.
  7. Works closely with the RN to provide follow-up until student needs are met.
Nursing Process
  1. Manage acute, complex, chronic and communicable health problems, such as reporting communicable diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, asthma, neurological conditions, hypertension and diabetes in, school setting.
  2. Contribute to individualized plan of care and execute plan utilizing resources as needed.
  3. Provide documentation based on school health/hospital standards.
  4. Identify ongoing education of school age child/families based on plan of care.
  5. Evaluate school age child/family response to education and document progress towards goals.
Quality Improvement Initiatives
  1. Participate in quality improvement activities.
  2. Identify performance improvement opportunities.
Leadership Skills
  1. Develop organizational and prioritization skills necessary to complete assignments within acceptable timeframe, i.e., screenings, mandatory health education, etc.
  2. Support management decisions and contribute to a positive work environment.
  3. Take responsibility for learning policies and standards.
  4. Identify own learning needs and seek opportunities to meet those needs.
Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change
  1. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
  2. Contribute to a positive work environment.
  3. Identify and resolve issues, overcoming challenges.
  4. Identify new patterns and trends and anticipates impact.
Teamwork/ Communication
  1. Partner with all team members to achieve goal.
  2. Work effectively with diverse groups.
  3. Communicate effectively and constructively.
  4. Demonstrate accountability for work.
  5. Share and seek knowledge and provide feedback to others.
  6. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.