The Health Office Aide carries out limited health-related tasks such as providing basic first aid and dispensing medications according to established protocols. The Health Office Aide may have additional responsibilities based on training or certification the individual may hold. Works under supervision of the School Nurse Supervisor, or the School Nurse, if authorized by the Nurse Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides basic first aid and care for minor injuries and illness and chronic health conditions according to a detailed protocol established by the Nurse Supervisor or medical advisor
- Takes vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure) only if trained to do so
- Communicates findings to supervising school health staff for direction
- Contacts parents of students who need to be picked up from school according to established school health services protocols or as directed by the School Nurse
- Contacts EMS according to established school health services protocols or as directed by the School Nurse
- Maintains student health records (sorting, filing, reviewing for completeness), including immunization records
- Assists with or, if trained and certified, conducts mandatory screening programs and collects data and submits required reports as directed
- Sends out routine notices to parents
- Orders and maintains health office supplies
- May serve as an unlicensed diabetes care assistant after receiving appropriate training
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); Certified in the state of Texas as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). Previous experience in health care and/or training in first aid or CPR preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and apply common sense understanding and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to set priorities. Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, students, and parents. Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) preferred.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook). Ability to use basic office equipment. The ability to learn and use other software as necessary.
Criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.
PHYSICAL / MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress.
Exposure to bacteria and/or communicable diseases is possible.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.
The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The environment requires close proximity to other employees, frequent interruptions, extended periods of time viewing a computer screen, and noise levels from moderate to high. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.
MODIFICATION OF DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.