Job Description / Essential Elements:
Santa Maria-Bonita School District
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide health services to free the school nurse from routine work related to the health program; administer routine first aid and emergency treatment to ill or injured students.
Perform basic first aid for school injuriesE; assess seriousness, notify appropriate parties and fill out accident reportsE; screen student symptoms to identify illnessE; determine need to be brought to attention of nurseE; notify parents if necessaryE; inspect for communicable diseases and/or parasitesE; administer prescribed medicationE; record on proper formsE; monitor blood sugar results on designated studentsE; consult with nurse, teachers and parents to assure proper diabetic managementE; record and file immunization and CHDP recordsE; send follow up notices to parentsE; maintain list of students who have incomplete recordsE; arrange for vision and hearing, scoliosis and general health referral screeningsE; coordinate screeningsE; contact parentsE; record resultsE; prepare follow up listsE; maintain the health officeE; keep supplies replenishedE; prepare first-aid kitsE; maintain log of students coming into the health officeE; assist the school nurse with special education assessmentsE; obtain preliminary informationE; type health and developmental summariesE; set up equipment for a variety of assessmentsE; collect and prepare materials used for classroom health education presentations and individual student needsE; acquire necessary equipment for presentationsE; assist in schedulingE; provide routine, factual information to the publicE; maintain operational recordsE; compile summariesE; perform clerical detail work involved in setting up a variety of tests and screeningsE; record health information and test dataE; prepare lists of health defects and/or problemsE; prepare annual reports on CHDP's, Immunizations, Vision and Hearing for the District, County and StateE; coordinate dental screenings with community dentistsE; record results, follow up on any emergencies and refer to appropriate agencyE; assist nurse in documentation of all possible child abuse casesE; schedule Family Life presentations and prepare handoutsE; review all incoming student cum files to determine if student meets California immunization lawsE; operate a variety of medical office equipment including a computer terminal, copy machine, typewriter and intercomsE; use first aid equipment such as thermometer, glucometer, blood pressure monitor and height and weight scaleE; perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Standard office practices, procedures and equipment;
Basic recordkeeping techniques;
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary;
Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities;
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy;
Health and safety regulations;
Technical aspects of field of specialty;
Objectives and procedures related to the school health program;
First aid and CPR techniques and practices.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
Maintain routine records;
Learn department and program objectives and goals;
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field;
Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines;
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
Understand and work within scope of authority;
Health Assistant, continued
Ability to, continued
Work independently with little direction;
Observe health and safety regulations;
Work confidentially with discretion;
Operate office machines including a computer and applicable software to enter data, maintain records, and generate reports;
Type 35 words per minute;
Understand and relate to children with special needs;
Administer first aid and CPR.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from High School and one year experience working with children.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Basic First Aid Certificate from an approved institution or the equivalent of a one semester course of study; current CPR certificate.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time;
Hearing and speaking to exchange information;
Lifting heavy objects;
Bending at the waist;
Seeing to read various materials.
Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals;
Contact with blood and other body fluids;
Potential for contact with bloodborne pathogens and communicable diseases;
Fumes from disinfectants.