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.
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:
Professional Responsibilities and LPN Leadership:
LPNs maximize support for student learning by developing and demonstrating professionalism, collaboration and leadership by
Target Outcomes & Measures for Success
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.
The vast medical disabilities of students require experienced clinical skills.
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.
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.
The following physical activities are performed within the frequency listed below:
Exposures: ( likely or possible, low to moderate levels)
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