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Licensed Practical Nurse

Hartford, CT 06114
Full-time, Part-time

Job Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Oak Hill School assists in maintaining the health and well-being of students by monitoring health issues and implementing policies, procedures and programs designed to promote health and educational process. Additionally, in keeping with Oak Hill School mission, the LPN assists in the educational and social development of students under the direction of the Special Education Teacher.

A Public Service License - V Endorsement, Med. Certification required. Background checks will be done in accordance with the provisions of Public Act 16-67, and the Conn. Gen. Stat. Section 10-221d which requires private schools to obtain fingerprint-based state and national criminal history record information on applicants and employees. Furthermore, Sign Language Level III is a requirement for this position. If an applicant does not have this at the time of their application, they will be required to obtain it during their initial training period, which is facilitated through Oak Hill.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who desires meaningful work. Oak Hill offers great benefits such as; competitive wages, health insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement and a generous time off package.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Classroom Environment, Student Engagement and Commitment to Learning

Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment that is responsive to and respectful of the learning needs of all students.

Promoting and facilitating developmentally appropriate standards of behavior that support a productive learning environment for all students.

Maximizing instructional time by effectively managing and facilitating routines and transitions.

Care that enables students to access their education:

Under the direction and supervision of an RN supervisor, LPNs provide medical care and treatment required to ensure students’ ability to learn and actively engage in their education.

  • Recognizing and ensuring that all essential components of the health care plan are followed (MAR, IHCP, EHR, and CHR).
  • Working with educational teams to integrate the health care plan into routine school programs.
  • Communicating directly with nurse supervisor, in addition to appropriate contacts, and documenting in accordance with nurse standards and school policy manual.

Supports Instruction for Active Learning:

Under the direction of a Special Education Teacher and after the initial instruction has been provided, LPN’s assist in implementation of instruction to engage students in rigorous and relevant learning and to promote their curiosity about the world at large by:

  • Assisting in implementing instructional content for learning.
  • Assist teacher in leading students to construct meaning and apply new learning through the use of a variety of differentiated and evidence-based learning strategies.
  • Proving feedback regarding assessing student learning, providing feedback to students and adjusting instruction.

Professional Responsibilities and LPN Leadership:

LPNs maximize support for student learning by developing and demonstrating professionalism, collaboration and leadership by

  • Engaging in continuous professional learning to impact instruction and student learning.
  • Collaborating to develop and sustain a professional learning environment to support student learning.
  • Working with colleagues, students and families to develop a positive school climate that supports student learning.
  • Working with colleagues, students and families to develop a positive school climate that supports student learning.

 

Target Outcomes & Measures for Success

  • Assures school health programming aligns with Oak Hill School mission and goals; ensures the classroom environment remains conducive to learning to result in maintaining and/or increasing student census.
  • Supports students’ education through appropriate health programming that complies with all schools statutory and regulatory guidelines.
  • Effectively plans and organizes all systems relative to student health initiatives and compliance.

Impact on Organization

The LPN will provide educational programming; under the supervision of the teacher and medical assistance under the nurse supervisor’s direction of the nurse supervisor.

Critical Work Relationships and Work Flow

The Classroom nurse/ LPN has contact with the School Nurse Supervisor and Health Services Coordinator, Chief Administrator, Education Administrator, Director of Education, Teachers, Program Assistants, applicable agencies as appropriate and may have contact with any person who are within the range of the Education Dept., Oak Hill School, and Oak Hill.

Complexity

The vast medical disabilities of students require experienced clinical skills.

 

Minimum Requirements

Education: Must meet educational requirements for LPN and classroom educational assistance.

Skills/Training/Experience: Knowledge of school nursing and State board of Education requirements.

Competency: Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to follow and implement careplan and other medical and physical guidelines as required by IEP and State Board of Nursing. Mission driven with ability to give input and follow projected vision to positive end results.

Preferred Requirements

Education: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); Connecticut Nurse License

Skills/Training/Experience: Preferred 2-3 years’ experience of classroom nursing

Competency: Interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with teacher and school nurse supervisor the needs and progress of students. Mission driven with ability to follow projected vision to positive end results.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Persons in this job must possess the physical and emotional health needed for effective and efficient completion of duties.
  • Individuals in this job are likely to be required to perform lifting and transferring activities and may be required to restrain students; may be exposed to risk of injury from abusive/assaultive students.

The following physical activities are performed within the frequency listed below:

  • Sitting occasionally
  • Stooping/Bending/Squatting/Crouching/Kneeling/Crawling: occasionally
  • Standing: frequently
  • Reaching: Above Shoulder Height and Away from Body: occasionally
  • Walking: frequently
  • Balancing: occasionally
  • Hearing/Listening: frequently
  • Talking: frequently
  • Using hands: frequently (for grasping and/or turning)
  • Using fingers: frequently (for grasping and/or turning)
  • Restraining: occasionally
  • Blocking: occasionally
  • Seeing and/or Color Determination: (close, far, color, depth), constantly
  • Driving: occasionally
  • Lifting Limitations: 0-90 lbs. occasionally
  • Carry Limitations: 0-50 lbs. occasionally
  • Pulling and/or Pushing Limitations: 100-200 lbs. occasionally
  • Working Inside constantly
  • Working Outside occasionally
  • Twisting occasionally
  • Keyboarding frequently
  • Climbing occasionally
  • Repetitive Posture occasionally
  • Traveling, i.e Auto, Train, Plane: occasionally
  • Transfer/Pivot/Moving: occasionally

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Exposures: ( likely or possible, low to moderate levels)

  • Muscular strain
  • Physical abuse
  • Molds
  • Dust
  • Noise
  • Communicable diseases
  • Indoor

BEHAVIORAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS (65-100% of the time)

Ability to concentrate/focus

Ability to understand

Ability to maintain composure

Ability to remember

Ability to cope with stress

Ability to make Decisions

Ability to function in work environment

Ability to receive supervision

 

Company Description

Oak Hill provides a full range of services to people with disabilities. We help all ages, from newborns to seniors. And our experienced staff covers the needs of every intellectual, developmental and physical disability.

We believe that people with disabilities have the right and capability to be contributing, productive members of their communities. Building from that belief, we established a full-service organization to care for, educate and advocate for disabled people, their families and their communities.

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