CareerStaff Unlimited Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN | School Nurse in Louisville, Kentucky

Licensed Practical Nurse, LPN - 1:1 School Nurse

CareerStaff Unlimited is looking for caring and passionate Licensed Practical Nurses for the 2016-2017 School Year. 

1:1 Licensed Practical Nurse Job Description – Licensed Practical Nurse LPN: 

  • Hours: (may vary) 6:30am to 3:30pm, 7:30am to 4:30pm - Monday - Friday (no nights or weekends)

  • Work a full school Calendar: mid-August through end of May

  • As a 1:1 School Nurse you will provide care to children who are diabetic, have tracheostomies and/or are vent-dependent. You will have one main student assignment. Occasionally you may see a different sick/injured child for nursing advice/treatment. You will treat them according to health guidelines. You will be expected to follow MD orders according to PCP forms. 

Medication Administration for Licensed Practical Nurse LPN:

  • Familiar with Diastat, Glucagon, Epi-pens, Inhalers, Nebulizer treatments

  • Route of meds frequently given: subcutaneous, enteral,  oral, topical, eye drops, ear drops, nasal sprays, inhalation

  • Oxygen administration via nasal cannula, bag, mask. Familiar with concentrators and portable tanks as well as how to change them out.

  • Documentation

  • Identifies adverse reactions related to medications

  • Insulin

  • Sliding scale doses

  • Doses based on carbohydrate counts

  • Insulin pen, syringes, insulin pumps 

Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Skills:

  • At least six months of ventilator experience required for this position.

  • Treatment of vent-dependent child

  • Portable Ventilator troubleshooting

  • Crisis management for vent-dependent child

  • O2, inhaler, and nebulizer medication administration per vent

  • Acute respiratory distress symptoms for vent-dependent child

  • Tracheostomy care, replacement, and crisis management. In-line and standard suction catheters.

Skills Continued for Licensed Practical Nurse LPN:

  • Treatment of diabetic children

  • Glucose monitoring

  • Ketone monitoring

  • Hypoglycemic interventions

  • Hyperglycemic interventions

  • Insulin administration. Most doses in the school setting are based on carbohydrate counts. May also see students who have orders for sliding scale.

  • Insulin pumps

  • Enteral Nutrition:

  • Medication administration, enteral feedings, trouble shooting, site monitoring, placement check, tube replacement

  • Nasoenteric tubes

  • PEG tubes

  • CPR, AED, First aid

  • Vital measurements: respiration, heart rate, temperature (P.O., tympanic, and axillary routes), pain

  • Assessment: lung sounds, heart sounds, neurological, gastrointestinal, signs of abuse/neglect, various injuries

  • Seizure precautions and crisis management

  • Able to identify adverse reactions/negative changes in a child’s assessment and is able to appropriately report these changes

  • Identifies and appropriately reports emergent medical situations 

  • Catheterization of males and female children

  • Application of splints, ace bandages, cast care, warm/cool compresses

  • Childhood behavioral/mood disorders

  • Commonly seen medical conditions in a school:

  • Headaches, cuts/scrapes, fevers, vomiting/diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, allergies, conjunctivitis, rashes, head lice

Please apply to thisLicensed Practical Nurse LPNposition, please apply and send any questions to:Ty.Perry@CareerStaff.com

Ty Perry

Market Manager – KY | CareerStaff Unlimited

A Genesis HealthCare Company

P: 502-254-6107 | Louisville KY 

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502-254-6108

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