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Licensed Practical Nurse- Candidate Pool (2021-2022)

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse- Candidate Pool (2021-2022)  and Requisition ID number: 72928

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Health Services (10000190) 

Site:  Davis Center (0001) 

FTE TBD; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  AFSCME(29) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 


Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

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**This posting serves to collect an applicant pool for future Licensed Practical Nurse positions for the 2021-2022 school year.  Positions may be full or part time.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by someone from the hiring team when there are positions available.** 

 

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic public school nursing services in the examination and treatment of patients; as well as promote, maintain and restore good health at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) facilities.  Incumbents provide nursing care to students and participate in the health program for the general school population; including students with physically handicapping conditions.  Additionally, incumbents administer medications to students by nebulizer, gastrostomy tube, or rectal valium; maintain current files of student emergency cards; assist with vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening of students; assist with daily routine care of students who have a physical handicap; and perform lab work to test blood sugar. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Principal responsibilities may include:

  • Providing general and special health counseling, patient care instructions, and treatment services to students and MPS staff, as well as responding to emergencies in compliance with MPS policies and quality standards.
  • Supporting and enhancing the patients' physical and emotional stability; explaining nature of illness, plan of care, procedures, and treatments to patient, family and significant others.
  • Performing nursing procedures, first aid, and prescribed medicines and medical treatments; observing and assessing patients' conditions and behavior; monitoring patients for adverse effects, and verifying patient safety and stability; reporting significant changes to supervisor or physician.
  • Interviewing and observing patients to ascertain medical history and current condition; reviewing patients' records, taking vital signs, assessing current condition and pain level; administering medications as authorized; recording nursing notes on patient chart; and conferring and collaborating with other health care professionals to provide continuum of care.
  • Screening students for a variety of health care and environmental issues; tracking/evaluating infection control problems; and following-up with clients according to protocols.
  • Preparing correspondence, referrals, patient histories, and narrative nursing activity reports; updating and maintaining a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; and maintaining appropriate records and preparing reports as required.
  • Following MPS nursing services protocols, procedures, and authorized written medical care plans.
  • Verifying and monitoring the health and safety of students and staff in the facilities.
  • Maintaining inventory of first aid supplies and equipment; and re-ordering supplies as needed.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing AND two years of experience as a Certified Practical Nurse.
  • Certified Practical Nursing license with the Minnesota Board of Nursing, and the ability to maintain licesensure.

  • First Aid/CPR training. Additional health and safety training may be required.
  • 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, 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, confidential records, and file management.
    • Customer service, public relations methods, and practices.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier material with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently.  A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

 

 


 

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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 competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

 

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Health Services (10000190) | Davis Center (0001) | Paraprofessional 
 


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