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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/22/2015
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) CSS (102220)
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Job Description

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.

Position Summary
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.

Minimum Education
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
1 year
Preferences
of nursing experience in community health, ambulatory care or school health setting.


Required Skills/Knowledge
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

 

Functional Accountabilities
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.
Communication

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.
Patient Services

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.
Professional Development

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.
Leadership Skills

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


Req Number:
Department: Children's School Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift:
Hours: Monday-Friday/8:00a-4a;30p

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.