Position Detail

School Clinic Nurse: LPN (Current Assignment: Sheffield/Sheffield Lake - 40 hours)

FUNCTION

Lorain County Public Health is seeking to hire a Licensed Practical Nurse to work in the School Health Program.  The position is for direct clinical care in a school setting during an academic school year.  The LPN will function within their scope of practice and under the direction of the School Nurse Supervisor.

JOB DUTIES

  1. Provide direct nursing care for school-age children including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions. 
  2. Monitor for signs and symptoms of illness including vital signs.
  3. Attend to injuries and illness and provide first aid.
  4. Administer medications and medical treatments per physician order and nursing care plan. 
  5. Additional duties may include but are not limited to: daily diabetic monitoring, trach care, G-tube feeding, and toileting.
  6. Perform student vision and hearing screening per Ohio Department of Health Guidelines.  Provide referrals if needed and assist families in obtaining follow-ups with a physician.  Submit required Ohio Department of Health screening reports.
  7. Maintain student health records.  Review vaccine records for compliance with state requirements and CDC recommendations.  Provide immunization education and resources to parents.  Submit required Ohio Department of Health immunization reports.
  8. Conduct communicable disease surveillance and reporting.
  9. Document all nursing care and interventions accurately and timely.
  10. Adhere to HIPAA and FERPA guidelines.
  11. Follow the Licensed Practical Nurse Scope and Standards of Practice as outlined by the Ohio Board of Nursing and Ohio Revised Code, Section 4723.01 (F)
  12. Conduct other duties as assigned.

MAJOR WORK CHARACTERISTICS

Demonstrate knowledge of child and adolescent health issues, growth, and development, and social-emotional needs.  Demonstrate competency in providing care to ill or injured children and children with medical needs.  Must be able to provide culturally appropriate and compassionate care.

Must be able to perform duties in a fast-paced school clinic setting, follow physician’s orders, and nursing care plans.  Able to work independently and as a team player. Must be able to follow instructions and guidance from the lead nurse in the school district.

Must be able to prioritize activities and needs, follow timelines and meet work deadlines. Must have clear and professional oral and written communication skills. Competent in computer skills including word, email, and electronic health records. May require minimal travel.

MINIMUM CLASS REQUIREMENT (including license, if any)

Must hold a current LPN license in the State of Ohio.  Be in possession of a valid driver’s license for the State of Ohio with reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance.  Must have proof of and maintain up-to-date vaccinations for healthcare providers or be in the process of completing.  Must be able to wear PPE, including a face mask and face shield, when required.

CURRENT WORK ASSIGNMENT: This is a part-time position of up to 40 hours a week. The current assignment is in the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake School District. Start and end times may fluctuate based on assignment needs but typically fall between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

COMPENSATION: Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance. Ohio Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS). Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Tuition reimbursement is available.

Hourly Rate: $19.21 - $24.51

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants can apply at www.loraincountyhealth.com/employment

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F