Request for Proposal Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

El Monte City School District | South El Monte, CA

Posted Date 9/22/2022
Description

Position: Request for Proposal-Health Consultant (LVN or RN) for Head Start/Early Head Start

Location: El Monte City School District

Department: Child Development Programs 

Salary: $35/ hr (negotiable)

Full/Part Time: Part Time-Temporary until June 30, 2023. 30 hours per week on site. Flex hours between 7:00 am-4:30 pm

Open To: Request for Proposals 

 

Program Information:

El Monte City School District Child Development Programs seeks a licensed health consultant to provide services to Head Start/Early Head Start children and families in accordance with federal and state regulations.  Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Health Consultant will provide direct health and oral health services as well as parent, staff and student education including professional development training for program compliance.

Purpose:           

Ensures that children are up-to-date on an age appropriate schedule of well child care and provides expertise and guidance concerning the health and safety of Head Start/EHS children. 

Essential Duties: 

  • Reviews medical histories and maintains record keeping on ChildPlus and central files for all students enrolled including new and returning children.
  • Provide emergency health care at the sites by phone and on site in person or virtual as needed.
  • Monitors general health of Head Start/EHS students and provides culturally sensitive and respectful consultation with families and/or staff as needed for diagnosed medical needs.
  • Provides community and/or partnership referrals as needed and assist with linkage as necessary.
  • Hearing and vision certification to screen Head Start/ EHS children.
  • Monitors children’s immunizations status to ensure compliance with the immunization requirements.
  • Ensures that Health Service Area is compliant of the Head Start Performance standards as well as with local and state health regulations.
  • Conducts health related trainings and workshops to program staff and families.
  • Performs review of children’s medical and dental records and referrals for program compliance.
  • Assists with linking families to community health care systems to ensure that the children will continue to receive on-going health care.
  • Conducts follow-up on health-related unusual incidents at the sites and meets medical requirements for children.
  • Confirms doctors’ orders and matches medication to develop appropriate health care plan for children.
  • Develops Individual Health Plan of children as needed.Performs medication monitoring at all sites and ensures compliance with Title 22 and Federal
  • Performance Standards regulations for program compliance.
  • Works closely in collaboration with Health Family Services Specialist and other program staff to maintain student’s health records up to date.
  • Participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and as a member of the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) team.
  • Maintain administrative documentation and deadlines associated with state and federal requirements and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports related to health.
  • Provides vision and hearing screenings as well as heights and weights to HS/EHS students as needed to meet program compliance.
  • Conducts health training/workshops for Head Start/EHS students, parents, and staff.
  • Identifies and tracks children with medications in the classroom.
  • Reviews, enters, tracks and updates health data in ChildPlus on a monthly basis.
  • Works with Eligibility Recruitment Selection Enrollment Attendance (ERSEA), Education, Disabilities, Nutrition, Mental Health, and Family & Community Engagement components in order to provide quality comprehensive services to all students enrolled in Head Start.
  • Communicates with parents, teachers and program staff via phone, email, mail, in-person or virtually regarding children’s health or dental care needs or concerns.
  • Prepares required health related reports on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates, and attends the Health Services Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Conducts home visits to homebased families for the purpose of meeting health needs and program requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by Health Family Services Specialist and Program Director

Qualifications: 

Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills, be a team player, a passionate advocate for the child’s well-being, be able to work with diverse populations, and to network with other health and early childhood professionals to procure and provide needed health services. Proficiency in Microsoft Windows Operating System and related software programs (Excel, Word, Power-Point, Publisher, Access, etc). Flexibility with work schedule to be able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred. Consultant must be able to communicate effectively in written and oral form as well as have basic typing, audio visual equipment and computer skills. Have knowledge of ChildPlus tracking system and at least 2 years Head Start/Early Head Start experience working with children 0-5.

Experience: 

Two years of vocational nursing experience in community health. Pediatric or health education preferred. Prior Head Start/ Early Head Start experience is highly desirable. 

A minimum of two years’ experience working with young children ages 0-5 and their families. Also, experience working with program staff to meet health mandates and requirements. Home visiting experience and conducting trainings and workshops is a must.

 

Education: 

Completion of a Licensed Vocational Nursing program from an accredited educational institution. 

License/Credential/Permit: 

  • Must have automobile with adequate insurance coverage and valid CA driver’s license to travel to all program sites.
  • Red Cross Basis First Aide Certification and CPR Certificate are required.
  • Current and valid CA license as a Licensed Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse.
  • Must pass a Child Abuse Index and Criminal Records Clearance from the Department of Justice prior to employment.

Required Documents:

  • Current Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Resume or CF (Curriculum Vitae), include proposed hourly rate and references
  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution and official transcripts.
  • Proof of mal-practice insurance
  • Live Scan fingerprint clearance
  • T.B. Test prior to employment, and every two (2) years thereafter (every 4 years for a chest X-ray).
  • Must pass a physical examination at the time of hire, and every 2 years thereafter.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certificate
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Vision and hearing screening certificates
  • Provide proof of the following immunizations as required: Measles, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), and Influenza.

Physical Demands:

The working conditions and physical demands of this position will be those that must be met to successfully perform the essential duties of the position. Normal vision and hearing, standing for extended periods, sitting for extended periods, kneeling and stooping, manipulating objects with hands, reaching overhead, and occasionally lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. The physical environment the incumbent will work in is typically an office environment with moderate noise levels that would be expected in that type of work environment in addition to site visits and home visits as needed.  

Application Information:

Selection Process

  • This is a Request for Proposal, must submit Proposal Plan for services, Proposed Rates and all documents required to be eligible.
  • All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement
  • Top candidates will be invited to the interview process. Early Head Start/ Head Start experience preferred.
Salary35.00 Hour
Job Category
Health Services
Type
Part time

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