Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • LPN - School Health Services

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/10/2018 3:23 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Nursing Support
  • Overview

    Come work for an organization where everything matters.


    Part-time position, working 32 hours per week, Day Shift hours, Benefits Eligible

    Minimum Hourly rate: $17.512


    This position follows the academic calendar and which results working 32 hours per week while school is in session (4 days a week throughout the year). The hours for this position varies. The start time will be from 7am-9am, depending on the school placement for that day.


    This position requires you to use your own vehicle and travel to different schools in the City of Columbus school district, which will includes elementery, middle, and high schools. Valid Ohio driver’s license and transportation required to travel to off-site facilities. Insurance must meet hospital guidelines.


    In this position, you will work closely with the Nurse Practitioner assigned to that school.


    Looking for a person who enjoys working with patients and who can work independently. As a member of large interdisciplinary, working as a team in an educational setting is needed.


    Provides technical nursing care to acute and chronically ill children from the age of birth to 21 years and selected adults patients, under the direction of a RN Care Manager, and in accordance with the Ohio Board of Nursing Law and Rule. (Sections 4723-4-01, Ohio Administrative Code or OAC, 4723-4-04, OAC, 4723-4-06, OAC, and 4723-4-08 OAC). Demonstrates competence defined (*) in LPN II responsibilities in providing age appropriate care and service to pediatric patients from birth to 21 years, and selected adults.


    Responsible and accountable for coordination of ordering, distribution, inventory
    and proper storage of all vaccines for the School Health clinics. Monitors
    compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Takes appropriate
    actions when any temperature reading is out of recommended range. Acts as a
    liaison between the Ohio Department of Health, Columbus Public Health
    Department and Nationwide Children’s Hospital School Health Program.
    Provides education on all aspects of vaccine safety and administration to new
    employees and current employees. Responsible for scheduling when vaccines
    will be delivered to each school health clinic.


    * 1. Identifies and documents patient/family objective/subjective data and family
    data and observations. Reports pertinent findings to the RN Care Manager
    responsible for directing the patient’s care.
    *2. Follows the plan of care appropriate to the developmental level of the patient.
    3. Collaborates with the RN Care Manager directing the patient’s care regarding
    appropriate tasks/nursing interventions.
    *4. Implements nursing interventions according to established standards
    demonstrating competence in specified nursing care.

    *5. Administers and documents medications by all routes, i.e. oral,
    subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, transdermal, rectal and aerosol,
    utilizing the five rights and all other related safety recommendations.
    6. Demonstrates basic written and verbal communication skills to convey
    nursing actions and patient’s/family response.
    7. Demonstrates sound clinical decision making.
    8. Communicates and documents patient response to care.
    9. Provides input into revision of plan and care based upon data collected and
    identified patient/family needs.
    10. Following additional education, training, and demonstrated competency,
    selected LPN II’s may perform venipunctures for the purpose of drawing blood
    only. (not done in the inpatient units)
    *11. Following education, training and demonstrated competency, LPN II’s may
    perform the following IV therapy procedures:
    a. Verification of the type of peripheral IV solution.
    b. Examination of a peripheral infusion site.
    c. Monitor and document the hourly amount of peripheral IV infusion according
    to the prescribed flow rate. (Rate changes are limited to RNs only.)
    d. Reset pumps and silence alarms.
    e. Discontinuation of a peripheral IV device.
    f. Performance of routine dressing changes at the insertion site of a peripheral
    infusion, a peripherally inserted venous catheter that has been sutured, or
    central line catheter.
    g. Assembles tubing for both peripheral IVs and central venous catheters ( does
    not include spiking bag or priming tubing).
    h. The following practices are prohibited from LPN practice – initiating and
    1) Blood and blood components;
    2) Solutions for total parenteral nutrition;
    3) Any cancer therapeutic medications;
    4) Any investigational or experimental medications; or
    5) Arterial lines
    i. LPNS may not initiate but may maintain: Solutions that are administered
    through any central venous line, umbilical catheter, and peripherally inserted
    venous catheter.
    12. Maintains accountability for own actions in completing tasks within the LPN
    scope of practice.
    13. Acts as a patient/family advocate.
    14. Demonstrates positive, effective, and age appropriate interaction skills with
    patient/family, physicians and other health care team members.
    *15. Provides instructions and explains procedures to patients/families according
    to established standards.

    *16. Reinforces teaching related to diagnosis and home-going instructions.
    *17. Assists with examinations and treatments.
    18. Uses established channels of communication to seek assistance, obtain
    clarification, share information and offer suggestions.
    19. Demonstrates respect and understanding of the roles of other health care
    team members in the provision of patient/family care.
    20. Assists in emergency situations as directed by the RN Care Managers.
    21. Develops a beginning awareness of research, participates in unit based
    research and evidence based practice evaluations.
    22. Collects pertinent data.
    23. Participates in unit quality improvement activities.
    24. Participates in assessing own educational needs.
    25. Formulates annual goals and develops a plan to accomplish them.
    26. Pursues learning opportunities through attendance at inservice programs,
    continuing education, reading and/or formal education programs.
    27. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Must be a graduate of an approved school of practical or vocational nursing.
    Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Ohio.
    Must complete an Ohio Board of Nursing approved medication test, such as
    NAPNES (National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service) or
    OAPNES (Ohio Association for Practical Nurse Education Service.)
    Must satisfactorily complete orientation objectives as determined by the

    Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks
    with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty.
    Must be able to independently lift up to 25 lbs.
    Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the
    assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment.
    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of
    work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be
    construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified,
    nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct
    and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.






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