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State of Montana LPN in Great Falls, Montana

JOB OVERVIEW: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides routine and urgent care to the students attending the Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind and those residing in the residential program. The LPN will dispense necessary medications per Doctor Orders. The LPN is on shift during the times that the students in the residential program are awake. The LPN operates under the direction of the Health Services Director (RN). Essential Duties or Responsibilities Direct care to students:70% · Provides routine and urgent care to students who need medical attention. · Dispenses necessary medications as per Doctor orders. · Performs tube feedings as necessary. · Makes decisions about treatment for various illnesses when students come to the Health Center/Infirmary. · Administers treatments accurately and professionally. · Monitors students who are in the Health Services for worsening symptoms and makes appropriate follow up referrals and/or treatments. * * * *Charting:15% * Maintains accurate charting and logging of all services to students. Cleaning and Supplies:10% * Cleans health services prior to shift completion * Sanitizes and makes beds after ill students are released * Inventories supplies on hand * Restock supplies when needed* * All other duties as assigned:5%* * Physical and Environmental Demands: The work performed in a typical setting at MSDB involves mostly sedentary to light physical activity, typically requiring exertion of up to 20 lbs. of force and walking or standing to a significant degree. The employee may need to climb stairs, bend, stoop, reach, and handle objects. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. The person in this position works in multiple buildings across campus and must be able to travel independently between buildings. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: (Required for first day of work) * Knowledge of general medical practices and specifically best practices in working with students (age birth-21)who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deafblind * Ability to listen, communicate clearly, and solve problems * Ability to develop and maintain excellent relationships with a broad range of constituents * Ability to function as a member of a team with the ability to see and accept (not necessarily agree with) other's perspective * Ability to comply with data collection, reporting timeframes, and records management requirements * Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision * Ability and desire to be an active learner of American Sign Language (ASL) * Willingness to adapt communication and language to work with a variety of students and staff * Adhere to confidentiality of sensitive and Federally protected information Minimum qualifications (Education and Experience): * An Associate's Degree in Nursing or licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is required. * Being a certified CPR trainer is desirable. * Experience working with individuals who have disabilities is desirable. * For more detailed information on this vacancy, please see our website: MSDB Job Opportunities Title: LPN Location: Great Falls Requisition ID: 23142047