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 LPN II (DC Schools) will provide comprehensive nursing services under the direction of a registered nurse to individuals, families and communities in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention while safeguarding their integrity and recognizing their right to make their own decisions. Interpret students immunization needs. Continue to expand clinical base of nursing knowledge and skills. Rotates between assigned schools, as needed. Organize nursing activities for the day. These activities may involve: vision screening, scoliosis screening, and referrals. Appraise the needs of the general student population and special education students with multi-handicaps. Perform a variety of selective individual health assessments and initiates the referrals on identified defects and performs subsequent follow-up.
in addition to completion of a 1-year (minimum length) vocational/technical training program in a related field.
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Work Experience
of nursing experience in community health, ambulatory care or school health setting.
Knowledge and understanding of a school health program, including recognizing trends relating to school health as well as development 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. Ability to provide general health information to school age children and families with a wide variety of health problems with the supervision of a registered nurse
Implement Nursing Process
1.Collaborate with RN to manage acute, complex, chronic and communicable health problems, such as tuberculosis, venereal diseases, neurological conditions, hypertension and diabetes in clinics, school or home environments.
2.Contribute to individualized plan of care and execute plan utilizing resources as needed.
3.Collaborate with multidisciplinary team in the school setting.
4.Documentation is complete based on school health policies/hospital standards.
1.Utilize verbal and non-verbal communication with school age child/families and all members of the healthcare team.
2.Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse cultural backgrounds.
3.Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills.
4.Demonstrate the ability to counsel, teach, collaborate, and coordinate with other disciplines in delivering a comprehensive family health service.
5.Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with management and staff.
1.Identify ongoing education of school age child/families based on plan of care.
2.Identify school age child/family response to education and progress documents towards goals.
1.Identify own learning needs and seeks opportunities to meet those needs.
2.Participate in school health educational activities.
3.Participate in school health committees or projects.
Quality Improvement Initiatives
1.Participate in quality improvement activities.
2.Identify performance improvement opportunities.
1.Develop skills to organize and prioritize work needed to complete assignments within acceptable timeframe, i.e., screenings, mandatory health education, etc.
2.Demonstrate ability to delegate tasks to ancillary staff and delegate within team, appropriately.
3.Support management decisions and contribute to a positive work environment
4.Takes responsibility for learning policies and standards.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities
Department: Children's School Services