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Shrub Oak International School Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Overnights (11PM to 7AM) in Mohegan Lake, New York

Reporting to the Director of Health and Wellness, the Licensed Practical Nurse is a year round position, serving as an integral part of Shrub Oak?s comprehensive health and wellness program. He/she employs an evidence-based, student-centric approach to providing high-quality, proactive direct and indirect nursing, medical and overall proactive wellness care to our students. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides front line support for the daily operations of the health and wellness program, both on and off campus, guiding and mentoring students, assisting with emergency response procedures, and collaborating with all members of the Shrub Oak staff. The Licensed Practical Nurse builds trusting relationships with students, families, the community and other medical service providers, while representing Shrub Oak International School in a respectful, competent manner. As summary of the role and its requirements follows:

Essential Functions ? Primary duties of the position

  • Works with the Director of Health and Wellness to create a proactive, comprehensive (and non-duplicative) health plan of care for each student. This includes but is not limited to collaboratively working with current health care providers, families, and prior health care providers to obtain previous medical records

  • Employs a student-centric approach, ensuring that high quality, respectful care is consistently provided to all students; proactively monitors and evaluates patient/client care processes and outcomes utilizing continuous process improvement to the unique needs of each student

  • Triages and prioritizes student health concerns; manages the situation, seeking out appropriate assistance as required in accordance with Shrub Oak protocols and standard nursing procedures; communicates information to the Director of Health & Wellness

  • Conducts medication administration, ensuring that the Six Rights of Medication Administration are followed at all times; works with the prescribing provider and the pharmacy to ensure medication(s) are available for appropriate administration

  • Provides first aid and emergency care to staff and students, as necessary, within the Scope of Practice of a licensed practical nurse; collaborates closely with the Director of Health and Wellness, Clinical, and Security teams (and external medical teams) as needed to triage appropriate care as required

  • Develops relationships with students to proactively meet their health and wellness needs; assists to de-escalate students experiencing psychological crises, and/or medical emergencies in a safe and nonjudgmental manner, collaborating with the Director of Health & Wellness, Clinical staff and other Shrub Oak personnel per Shrub Oak procedures

  • Performs annual student health screening tests (e.g. hearing, vision) of students; performs other tests i.e. EKGs on students as necessary for clinical symptoms and medication monitoring

  • Obtains laboratory specimens as ordered, arranging for timely transportation to the lab for accurate testing

  • Assesses students? immunization records for completeness, using ACIP guidelines as the gold standard.

  • Serves as an educator and mentor to guide staff and students in health and wellness matters

  • In conjunction with the Director of Health & Wellness and other Student Life staff, conducts health and wellness programs and seminars to proactively enhance knowledge and the overall well-being of the students

  • Creates collaborative relationships with students? parents and guardians, providing ongoing communication regarding the health status of their child as needed and required

  • Maintains the highest standards of confidentiality, whether communicating verbally, electronically, or in writing, and in accordance with legal requirements

  • Ensures, as an integral member of the health care team, that each student?s record is complete and up-to-date; timely completes all necessary medical documents and forms; documents nursing assessment and interventions clearly, concisely, and accurately in medical records

  • Schedules and manages all needed appointments, including internal and outside medical, and outsourced dental appointments. Communicates with others in the treatment milieu when students need to be absent from scheduled programming due to a medical appointment

  • Follows Shrub Oak policies and procedures, and proactively seeks clarification as needed

  • Attends and participates in department/agency meetings, events and professional development opportunities on a routine basis

  • Advises, supports and mentors students on various life skills matters collaborating with faculty, clinicians and student life staff as necessary with regular follow-up as needed

  • Supports the individualized ITEP and other developmental goals for each student, collaborating with the ITEP team including documenting efforts and progress

  • Serves as a campus and community resource for students and staff by advising and providing guidance in planning programs, activities, academic support

  • Attends all staff meetings and seminars as scheduled, including all staff orientation/training

  • Remains abreast of updates and advances in nursing, health and wellness generally and with respect to our students through professional development activities, internally and externally

  • Performs other department responsibilities as needed

Education and Experience

  • Graduated from a licensed practical nursing program; licensed as NYS LPN in good standing

  • A minimum of three (3) years? experience as an LPN; experience in pediatrics preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to work within the scope of practice for as an LPN , when supervisor is not physically present on-site

  • Experience working with adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities is preferred

  • Drivers License preferred

Physical Demands

  • Physical demands are in excess of sitting, and require walking or standing to a significant degree. The nurses are required to move throughout the campus and the surrounding community on a routine basis and execute program operations

  • Daily desk work including extensive amounts of computer and phone time as well as the ability to navigate stairs, mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement, bending and squatting, lifting/carrying boxes up to 25 pounds, and the ability to rearrange furniture for events is occasionally required. Ability to move quickly and freely around the campus, and on a moment's notice, to ensure the safety of our students in unexpected or challenging situations.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a year round part time position.

EEO Statement

Shrub Oak International School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to apply for a job or to perform the essentials functions of his/her job. Please advise us if you require a reasonable accommodation.