Support Staff/Licensed Vocational Nurse - Sp Ed
District Office--Special Education
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires knowledge of proper English usage and grammar; pertinent academic areas and learning situations; general needs and behaviors of high school students.
Must possess the skill to demonstrate a consistent and understanding attitude toward students; appropriately and positively manage student health needs and behaviors; understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner; establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships/communication with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Must possess the ability to perform specialized physical health care procedures including but not limited to ventilator use, suctioning, tube feeding, colostomy and catheterization care, oxygen administration, diabetic care and insulin management; administer first aid and emergency care as needed; monitor and assist students with taking medication; maintain documentation of health care services; update and maintain medical records and prepare reports as required; assist in establishing and maintaining a clean, safe and pleasant learning environment; assist in lifting, moving and positioning students as necessary to render various forms of personal care which may include but are not limited to feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting, diapering, therapy, and specialized health care procedures; be flexible and receptive to change; utilize a variety of methods, procedures, and equipment commonly used in nursing and specialized health care procedures; maintain current knowledge of skills and techniques related to position; attend training sessions, and other in-service activities as directed by Manager of Special Education; maintain confidentiality of student records in accordance with District and legal requirements; attend 504 and IEP meeting as needed; meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the required duties.
Possession of a valid Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) or equivalent license and CPR/First-Aid certification is required. One year of work experience in an LVN position.
MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN A VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVER'S LICENSE.
LVN WILL RECEIVE ON THE JOB TRAINING TO MAINTAIN COMPETENCY LEVELS.
A PRE-PLACEMENT MEDICAL ASSESSMENT AND CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT.
DUTIES OF POSITION: Performs nursing/medical treatments and procedures necessary in providing specialized physical health care services to pupils with exceptional needs and serves as an assistant as assigned. Under direction of teacher or other appropriate staff assists in individual or small group instruction; assist students in a variety of instructional, recreational, health and personal activities as assigned.
STARTING SALARY: $3,513.46 (monthly)
NUMBER OF MONTHS: 9.4 (to begin as soon as possible)
NUMBER OF HOURS: 7 (daily working hours 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)