POSITION: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
LOCATION: Great Hearts Northern Oaks, San Antonio, TX
REPORTS TO: Director of Campus Operations
Great Hearts Academies is a non-profit charter management organization (CMO) that operates classical preparatory K-12 public charter schools. Our academies cultivate the minds and hearts of students
through the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. We currently serve over 19,000 students in Texas and Arizona and provide additional communities with the Great Hearts liberal arts model of public education and, in the process, aim to restore excellence to American public education. We proudly prepare students for success at the best colleges and universities in the nation but see our larger purpose as producing great hearted graduates that are prepared to be intellectual, moral and engaged citizens. Great Hearts Texas will serve over 6,500 students at 10 schools in the San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth metro areas during 2020-2021 school year. As a high performing and growing charter network in Texas, we serve a key leadership role in education reform in the state and a model of what a dedicated and disciplined CMO can achieve for students. Additional information can be found at http://www.greatheartsamerica.org/
The licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is responsible for implementing the district school health program under the direct clinical supervision of the GH District Nurse (RN or higher level of practitioner) or School Nurse/RN, in a way that is best suited to the population of the campus. All clinic staff report directly to the campus Director of Campus Operations (DCO.) All medical and compliance matters are directed to the District Nurse.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Maintains current certifications for CPR, use of the AED, and state mandated screenings;
- Collaborates with the headmaster, director of campus operations, teacher, parents, custodial and food service staff, under the direction of the supervising RN, regarding the health needs of the general population and those students with identified health conditions;
- Provides direct care utilizing school health protocols and IHPs established by the School RN or District Nurse;
- Maintains accurate and confidential student health records, including immunization records, medication administration records, and individual student treatment records;
- Contributes to and implements the IHPs as established by the RN;
- Carries out mandatory screening programs, collects data and submits required reports as directed;
- Communicates with parents regarding individual students as directed by the RN;
- Attends ARD meetings (if RN unable) of students with identified health needs, collaborating with appropriate campus staff and RN regarding implementation of health related IEP items;
- Educates faculty or staff as needed on health-related topics as directed by the RN;
- Communicates regularly with the District Nurse or School Nurse/RN regarding communicable diseases, specific student health needs/concerns, campus and department issues, health and safety hazards, and all non-routine matters;
- When directed by the RN, the LVN provides guidance to unlicensed assistive personnel on health-related tasks.
- High School diploma or GED (required)
- Valid Texas LVN license.
- Current certification in CPR/AED/ First Aid (required)
- Certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services to conduct vision, hearing, spinal, and AN screenings (preferred)
- Knowledge of LVN Scope of Practice Skills in operating basic clinic medical equipment such as: thermometer, blood pressure cuff, external nutrition pump, nebulizer
Personal Qualities & Values
- Passionately Committed: With humility and curiosity, we seek to know more about our core purpose; seek to share (with each other and with others externally as an advocate); seek to live the mission ourselves with relentless pursuit and intrinsic motivation; seek to understand our work and how it serves the mission…which should result in getting the right stuff done with measurable results because we love actualization – not just the theory
- Servant’s Heart: The foundational element of having a servant’s heart is the acknowledgement of inherent dignity in their fellow human. Someone with a servant’s heart believes that their work is to promote the development of those around them and make it possible for others to be successful in serving the mission of the organization.
- Team Player: We believe our mission can only be accomplished through collaboration and receive true joy in being a part of something greater than ourselves; Each of us is one part of a whole, each with different roles, expertise and responsibilities; working together in synchronicity
Must complete Texas Department of Public Safety fingerprint clearance and background check.
Physical functions: Requires but is not limited to standing, sitting, repetitious hand and body movements, bending, squatting, and reaching. May be required to move or position equipment up to 50 pounds approximately.
This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the additional tasks that may be assigned.
Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.