School District #001 Licensed Practical Nurse - Health Services (2017-2018) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position. Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Health Services (2017-2018) and Requisition ID number: 49661 Close Date: 11:59 PM on 05/24/2017 Organizational Unit: W Harry Davis (10000253) Site: Davis Center (0001) FTE: .52 FTE; 20.8 hrs/wk; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time Union: AFSCME(29) Functional Area: Clerical Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position. **************************************************************************************** SUMMARY Under general supervision, provide basic public school nursing services in the examination and treatment of patients; promotes, maintains and restores good health at MPS facilities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS *Provide general and special health counseling, patient care instructions, and treatment services to students and MPS staff, and respond to emergencies in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards. * Support and enhance the patients' physical and emotional stability; explain nature of illness, plan of care, procedures and treatments to patient, family and significant others. * Perform nursing procedures, first aid and prescribed medicines and medical treatments; observe and assess patients' conditions and behavior; monitor patients for adverse effects, and verify patient safety and stability; report significant changes to supervisor or physician. * Interview and observe patients to ascertain medical history and current condition; review patients' records, take vital signs, assess current condition and pain level; administer medications as authorized; record nursing notes on patient chart. Confer and collaborate with other health care professionals to provide continuum of care. * Screen students for a variety of health care and environmental issues; track and evaluate infection control problems and follow up with clients according to protocols. * Prepare correspondence, referrals, patient histories, and narrative nursing activity reports; update and maintain a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; maintain appropriate records and prepare reports as required. * Follow MPS nursing services protocols, procedures and authorized written medical care plans. * Verify and monitor the health and safety of students and staff in the facilities. * Maintain inventory of first aid supplies and equipment; re-order supplies as needed. Knowledge of * State and Federal laws and regulatory issues governing public health, including rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Health and other governing agencies. *Modern nursing principles, techniques, and procedures for the care of patients. * Medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease. * Public health and safety protocols and regional healthcare issues. * Nutrition and health maintenance issues for children and young adults. * Regional community service agencies and other governmental assistance programs. * Principles of record keeping and confidential records and file management. * Customer service and public relations methods and practices. EDUCATION Associate's Degree in Nursing AND two years of experience as a Certified Practical Nurse. LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Must obtain and maintain Certified Practical Nursing license with the Minnesota Board of Nursing. First Aid/CPR training is required. Additional health and safety training may be required. **************************************************************************************** Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check. COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a compe