Hospital School Teacher (0.75 FTE, Days)

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Category: Patient Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16222
FTE: 0.75

Patient Services

.75FTE, Days, 8 hour shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
Job Summary
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Hospital School Teacher will adapt and develop educational materials to meet the unique needs of hospitalized patients and their siblings that may be admitted at LPCH, El Camino or staying at the Ronald McDonald House.  The Teacher will work with already established educational materials from patients' enrolled schools and, if present, may follow the patients' established Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) to assist students in reaching their full learning potential.  Teachers assess patients' and their siblings educational needs, provide educational support, serve as educational liaison between their home school, and provide academic instruction for schoolwork both in a group setting and at the bedside. Teachers provide some academic instruction across all disciplines and grade levels, regardless of population assigned. Teachers contribute to a positive hospital experience that supports academic achievement as well as the needs of the whole child.  All functions will be performed at the Ronald McDonald House or El Camino Hospital.  

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Act as the liaison between the district hospital school teachers and director, including but not limited to Ronald McDonald House teacher, El Camino Teacher, and LPCH school teachers, on operational initiatives such as Prom, special events, etc.  
  • Plans, implements and documents an individualized plan to continue the education of hospitalized children and their siblings.  
  • Assesses how each student learns best and adapts teaching methods to fit the unique learning needs.  
  • Develops and plans creative teaching and learning activities; providing appropriate teaching materials and supplies.
  • Administers and interprets diagnostic, educational and cognitive aptitude tests, if applicable.
  • Evaluates and summarizes outcomes of school-based teaching methods.
  • Works closely with hospital staff, LPCH Hospital School Teachers, parents and school professionals to plan educational services provided to students post-discharge. Consults with general education teachers on an as-needed basis.
  • Participates in planning and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP), if applicable.
  • Maintains knowledge of current educational materials and trends; completing annual continuing education necessary for obtained certification(s).
  • Orients volunteers regarding policies and procedures; guides volunteers to assist them in providing quality interaction with patients.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree   

Experience:  One (1) year of classroom teaching experience or hospital school teaching.  License/Certification: Valid California Teaching Credential

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Knowledge of K-6 subjects
  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in various situations.  
  • Ability to work well with children of all ages through advanced interpersonal skills that are required to interact with patients and families. 
  • Ability to handle projects independently. 
  • Ability to identify and communicate the unique cognitive, social and emotional needs of medically fragile children and their impact on school success. 
  • Ability to show respect and appreciation for others and their uniqueness; remaining curious and appreciating cultural differences.
  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.