Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Memphis, TN, US
Oct 18, 2019
Job Category
Support Staff, School Nurse
Purpose and Scope
The Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing direct health care services to students under the direction of a RN. The Licensed Practical Nurse will administer medication and medical treatment prescribed by the physician. The Licensed Practical Nurse contributes to the nursing assessment by collecting, reporting and recording objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Provides nursing service to school children with health conditions who require specialized nursing related services, according to the plan of care for that child, including but not limited to, catheterization, G-tube feedings, administration of medications, etc.
  2. Communicates with physicians, community agencies, school personnel and parents according to the guidelines from the school system.
  3. Maintains accurate, complete and confidential health records of students via the District's electronic charting system.
  4. Participates in IEP meetings when needed. Consults with RN on the Individualized Health Care Plan as needed.
  5. Administers and documents medication administration accurately and within established timeframes.
  6. Effectively communicates to RN any noticeable changes in student; consults with RN and/or other health team members and seeks guidance as necessary.
  7. Keeps Clinical Lead/Supervisor informed of incidents or issues requiring his/her attention.
  8. Applies and supports policy and procedures of the school system and adheres to state and federal guidelines.
  9. Assess the plan of care on a continuous basis.
  10. Provide special care for students with diagnosed medical conditions who have nursing as a related service.
  11. Provide special care for students during bus transport to and from school through the District's transportation system.
  12. Compiles data for monthly reports documenting and explaining nursing activities and procedures.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications
Requires a High School diploma or GED, and 2+ years' experience in a relevant area for a total education/experience of 2 years. Must be a state of Tennessee Licensed Practical Nurse. Prefer pediatric experience, community health and/or critical care experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrates attention to detail
  • Works well in group setting
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity
  • Ethically; upholds school system values
  • Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time
  • Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality

Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands : Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.
Unavoidable Hazards : The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.
Sensory (Ada) Requirements : The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.


Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the district to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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