Under direction, the purpose of the position is to provide medical care and services to students according to physician prescribed medical care and treatment orders. Employees in this classification are responsible for addressing medical emergencies, assessing circumstances and conditions, and resolving such according to established procedures and protocols. Performs related work as directed.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Responds to internal and external customers in a timely, accurate, courteous and empathetic manner representing OCPS in a positive light.
Provides medical care and services to students according to physician prescribed medical care and treatment orders.
Prepares medications for administration, and dispenses such to students in accordance with physician orders and established time schedules.
Monitors, provides assistance, and administers insulin to diabetics; provides juice in the instance of low sugar levels.
Performs tube feedings, inhalations, and catheterizations according to physician orders; takes vital signs and assesses conditions when necessary, i.e., alertness, color, strength, and pupils.
Charts and maintains accurate records of activities performed, i.e., medications dispensed, incident reports, nursing notes, daily treatments and interventions.
Responds to emergency incidents; assesses circumstances and conditions; resolves such according to established procedures and protocols.
Monitors materials and medications to ensure appropriate supply levels; re-orders such as necessary.
Ensures the safe and sanitary condition of the school clinic, i.e., stocking supplies, cleaning surfaces, changing exam paper.
Cleans medical supplies according to proper sanitation procedures, i.e., syringes, breathing apparatus, medicine dispensers.
Maintains student medical records; pulls such for review prior to evaluation appointments; researches medical diagnoses as appropriate.
Confers with evaluation team regarding student medical information; requests medical histories as appropriate.
Implement knowledge of the Response to Intervention model in both academic and behavioral structures.
Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology, as job appropriate, being used by OCPS. With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
Responsible for timely and accurate information they maintain as part of their job responsibilities.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
Performs related duties as directed.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Vocational/technical certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse, with continued employment contingent on satisfaction of (24) required continuing education credits every two years, with two (2) years of previous nursing experience, preferably in a child care or school environment. Must have a valid Florida state license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data and/or information using established criteria. Includes exercise of discretion in determining actual or probable consequences, and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.
Human Interaction: Requires the ability to assist persons by action or interaction in carrying out specialized therapeutic or physical care plans and procedures.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of special needs and therapeutic equipment and devices.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and advisory data and information.
Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; calculate decimals and percentages.
Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.
Physical Ability: Tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
Sensory Requirements: Most tasks require visual perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate sounds. Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors.
Environmental Factors: Tasks are regularly performed with potential for exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as toxic/poisonous agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.
The Orange County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.