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Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN | School Nurse

Location: Louisville, KY
Date Posted: 10-18-2016
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 this Licensed Practical Nurse LPN position, please apply and send any questions to:

Ty Perry
Market Manager – KY | CareerStaff Unlimited
A Genesis HealthCare Company
P: 502-254-6107 | Louisville KY 
C: 765-891-9146 | F: 502-254-6108  |
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