Health Room Technician I - CNA/CMT
Frederick County Government - Frederick, MD

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Non-exempt; full-time during the school year/approximately 10 months per year; 35 hours per week; Monday - Friday; full-benefits

This position provides a wide variety of para-professional health services to students, school staff and, on occasion, community members in the school setting. Most work-hours will be assigned at a specific school; however some travel may be required for substitutions at other schools or for special assignments. Supervision is received from the RN - School Health.

Examples of Work:
  • Interact extensively with students while providing routine care for minor and acute illnesses and chronic disorders
  • Provide immediate care for accidents and injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening
  • Provide appropriate treatment of ill or injured persons
  • Establish and maintain an up-to-date student health record system
  • Assist with efforts to ensure an adequate program for the prevention and control of communicable diseases
  • Encourage parents/guardians to follow through with recommended health care
  • Administer medications and perform specific treatments as ordered by a health care provider and delegated by the RN-School Health, observe for medication and treatment side effects and take further action as indicated
  • Perform lice screenings as directed by the RN-School Health
  • Communicate health-related information as appropriate (e.g. drug/alcohol situations, suicide threats, medication/treatment orders, pregnancy concerns, accidents, etc.)
  • Assist with follow-up of long-term absences
  • Assist with vision and hearing screenings and other health screening programs
  • Arrange appointments and take messages for the RN-School Health
  • Assist with record-keeping, report preparation and inventory of health supplies
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications & Requirements:
  • High school graduation or the equivalent
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Minimum 1 year of paid work experience (within the last 5 years) in either of the following areas:
    - Working directly with children (pre-school age and/or school-age); and/or
    - Providing direct service in a health related field
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid by a recognized certification body (e.g. American Red Cross, Heart Association, National Safety Council) or ability to become so certified during the orientation process (current certification must then be maintained)
  • Strong math and clerical skills, with ability to accurately prepare and maintain health records and program documentation
  • Strong and effective spoken and written (English) communication skills
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work with sensitive and personal information and maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, students, parents/guardians and the general public
  • Ability to effectively provide health care and services in compliance with MD laws, rules and regulations governing School Health
  • Ability to effectively access and utilize computerized systems to enter and maintain related data and statistics
PREFERENCE MAY BE GIVEN FOR:
  • Work experience with pediatric groups, experience working in a school health program and/or other background in a health field related to pediatrics
  • Current CMT certification issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing
  • Current CNA certification issued by the Maryland Board of Nursing

Additional Information/Examination Process:
  • Ability to provide own transportation
  • Available to respond on-call as essential personnel in the event of an emergency situation
  • Persons currently licensed as RN or LPN cannot be considered for placement as Health Room Technician, CNA/CMT. Frederick County Schools only permit Health Room Technician, CNA/CMT to take well-specified actions in certain medical situations; however persons with RN/LPN license are required by that licensing to take other actions in those same medical situations. This conflict prevents placing an RN or LPN as a Health Room Technician, CNA/CMT.
EXAMINATION PROCESS (may include):
1) An evaluation of training and experience
2) Related skills testing
3) One or more interviews
4) A pre-employment background investigation
5) A pre-employment drug test and measles, mumps, rubella (immunizations inoculations may be necessary)

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