Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Contract

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in one of our Jackson TN schools. This position requires active Licensure as an LPN or higher for the State of Tennessee in order to be considered a qualified candidate. It reports directly to the Coordinated School Health Administrator. Pay is based on a District Scale and is commensurate with relevant education, experience and certifications.

Position Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working in the school setting has the role of enhancing the educational process by improving and protecting the health and well-being of students by applying their nursing skills. The LPN promotes and implements the standards of school nursing practices established by the profession.

 Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • Currently hold an active Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Tennessee
  • Knowledge of growth and development and health problems and/or conditions commonly seen among school age children
  • Knowledge of the treatment and nursing care of children with health care needs
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid Tennessee driver's license
  • Access to reliable transportation on a regular basis.

 Essential Functions:

  • Provide wellness support, health promotion and counseling services to staff and students as beneficial
  • Health Education
  • Emergency care for students and staff
  • Illness and injury prevention
  • Evaluate children for chronic and acute illnesses and treat or refer as needed
  • Provide education and training to teachers who have chronically ill children in their classroom with conditions that might warrant emergency treatment
  • Authorize exclusion and readmission of students with contagious infections and illnesses
  • Perform health screens as indicated by the Coordinated School Health model, refer and follow up assessments as needed
  • Provide home visits, if necessary
  • Develop the Individual Health Plan (IHP), as mandated by the state of Tennessee for children with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, sickle cell, and cardiac disease
  • Monitor cumulative health records of students including immunizations audits and advises principal and/or parent of deficient records
  • Provides classes for students and faculty on health issues as requested
  • Assists with CPR training to staff designated by the principal
  • Demonstrate competence in carrying out nursing tasks and duties
  • Continued education to keep current in treatment and care of children in the school setting
  • Other responsibilities or duties as deemed necessary by the supervisor

If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools - apply today.


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