As the nation’s children’s hospital, the mission of Children’s National Medical Center is to excel in Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. We accomplish this through: •Providing a quality health care experience for our patients and families. •Improving health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally. •Leading the creation of innovative solutions to pediatric health challenges.
The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for implementing the School Health program under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse. These activities may include: monitoring of vital signs, height and weight, hearing and vision screening, scoliosis screening, and referrals. Assists the registered nurse in determining the needs of the general student population and children with special health care needs. Rotates to assigned schools as needed.
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
At least 2 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.
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.
Organizational Commitment/ Identification
- Partner in CSS mission and upholds the values in the organization.
- Commit to children and families.
- Commit to diversity and recognize value of cultural/ ethnic differences.
- Present positive image of CSS in all interactions.
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Place a high priority on serving all customers.
- Anticipate and responds to needs of others.
- Work closely with the RN to provide follow-up until student needs are met.
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior.
- Show respect and sensitivity for cultural/ethnic diversity.
- Answer phone promptly; identifies self and Health Suite.
Forward Thinking/ Promoting Change
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change.
- Contribute to a positive work environment.
- Identify and resolves issues, overcoming challenges.
- Identify new patterns and trends and anticipates impact.
- Partner with all team members to achieve goal.
- Work effectively with diverse groups.
- Communicate effectively and constructively.
- Demonstrate accountability for work.
- Share and seeks knowledge and provides feedback to others.
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions.
Performance Improvement/ Problem-solving
- Identify opportunities to improve processes.
- Plan, organize and prioritizes work.
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment.
- Organize and uses resources effectively.
- Seek opportunities for professional growth/development.
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers.
Cost Management/ Financial Responsibility
- Manage own time to promote productivity.
- Use resources efficiently.
- Search for less costly ways of doing things.
- Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
- Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural/ ethnic differences
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
- Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
- Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things
- Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
- Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
- Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
- Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Department: Children's School Services
Shift: Day shift
Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30
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.
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."
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.
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.