Job Description / Essential Elements:
Under general supervision of a certificated administrator or a nurse, to provide assigned health services related to the medical and physical records and needs of students; to perform a variety of first aid, record keeping and clerical duties; and to perform specialized personal and health care services for students as assigned; and to perform related work as required.
Positions in this class are established to assist the certificated administrators or nurses in carrying out the basic objectives of the school health program. Incumbents use independent judgment in performing general clerical and medical clerical work and performing duties in caring for the health needs of students. Duties may include administering routine first aide, maintain various data on records and assisting licensed personnel with routine vision, health and hearing screening.
Incumbents perform specialized health care services to children with exceptional needs as required by their physical limitations, and which require specialized training beyond that generally required to obtain a first aid certificate.
Contact with students is continuous throughout the day, and incumbents regularly function without immediate supervision. Incumbents may be assigned to more than one school site.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assist Principal in maintaining a safe and sanitary environment;
perform a variety of clerical duties involved in the maintenance of health records, referrals, and reports and to assist other school clerical personnel as required; maintain a variety of confidential health related records and files including student medical records, emergency cards, immunization records, and communicable disease reports;
assists ill or injured students within boundaries of school law and District regulations; administers first aid including CPR;
observes student symptoms and behavior, notifying nurse, parents, emergency personnel and school officials as appropriate;
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schedules and makes arrangements for screening at the school location, coordinating with the administration and teachers, contacting parents and requesting volunteers to assist with the process; assists licensed personnel with screening and with necessary follow-up;
sets up and maintains detailed individual health records for each student; compiles information and statistics for required state reports; types memos, lists, correspondence, reports, forms, bulletins and similar material; prepares lists of students’ health defects and/or problems;
follows up on required immunizations through letters, telephone and personal contacts with parents; records hearing and vision test information and immunization dates in student cumulative folders;
assist in lifting pupils in and out of school buses, wheel chairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment;
assist in rendering various forms of personal care such as toileting, diapering, dressing, undressing, bathing, grooming and feeding of children; assists and instructs students in personal hygiene;
may perform other specialized physical health care services which are necessary during the school day to enable a child to attend school and which are prescribed by the child’s licensed physician, such as catheterization, oxygen administration and flow monitoring, glucose monitoring, injections, emergency care and other health care related duties as assigned;
operates computer terminal, copier and other standard office machines;
inspects for communicable diseases and/or parasites; as instructed, advises parents, students and teachers of presence of communicable disease and/or parasites, treatment procedures, quarantine requirements and readmittance procedures; provides factual information to parents and teachers relative to community health resources;
advises proper authorities of health problems, emergencies and action taken;
inventories, orders and requisitions medical supplies for school health office;
implements and monitors procedures for the safe storage and administration of medications; administers prescribed medications in accordance with District policy and school rules;
supervises students in health office; attends in-service meetings; performs related work as required;
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LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid first aid certificate (including CPR). Some positions within this class may require travel within the school district. Incumbents must possess a valid California driver’s license and means of transportation. Some positions in this class may require ability to speak, read and write in a designated second language as demonstrated by passing district certification exam.
• Personal hygiene practices;
• General needs, behavior and emotional problems of physically handicapped children;
• Behavior management techniques;
• First aid principles and techniques, including CPR;
• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment including telephone techniques and etiquette;
• Computer skills commensurate with job requirements;
• Principles and procedures of record keeping;
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
• Basic medical terminology;
• Causes and means of transmission and methods of control of common diseases;
• Procedures in promoting health, hygiene and physical well being;
• Basic math;
• Understand and empathize with children having a variety of specialized health care needs;
• Maintain emotional control in difficult situations;
• Efficiently and effectively react to emergencies;
• Be trained in a variety of specialized health care techniques and procedures and perform those procedures after training;
• Recognize the need to provide for the personal privacy and dignity of physically handicapped children;
• Lift children in and out of school buses, wheel chairs, braces, or other orthopedic equipment;
• Learn and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent health and safety regulations;
• Administer first aid including CPR to ill or injured children;
• Establish and maintain files, records, reports, and referrals;
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• Understand and follow oral and written instructions;
• Perform routine clerical duties;
• Type at a speed of 45 wpm;
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Experience at or equivalent to six months of acute care experience coupled with some clerical background.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
May be required to assist in lifting, carrying and/or pushing students and/or orthopedic devises weighing up to 150 pounds.