Job | Posted 24 days ago
Position Status: Tier 3
Non-Benefited Health Insured
5.5 Daily Hours
Salary Range B
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Valid CNA Certificate or Medical Assistant Certificate
- MMR & Hepatitis B Immunization Record
- CPR/ First Aid Certificate
- Three (3) Professional References
The job of Health Assistant is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the school site health services with specific responsibilities for incorporating health care plans directed by physicians; performing health screenings; complying with the laws relating to student health; providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured students; providing health information and serving as a resource to teachers, staff, and administrators; and assisting with clerical duties.
This job reports to Coordinator of Health Services
- Administers first aid, medication and specialized medical treatments (e.g. oral suctioning, catheterization, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
- Administers mandated screenings (e.g. head lice checks, vision, dental, hearing,and/or back/scoliosis screenings, etc.) for the purpose of referring medical conditions and/or providing appropriate care for ill, medically fragile and/or injured children.
- Assesses situations involving students' safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug, etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, advising administrator, referring for proper treatment and complying with legal requirements.
- Collaborates with parents, students, health care providers, and/or public agencies for the purpose of promoting and/or securing student health services; providing information and complying with legal requirements.
- Conducts age appropriate programs and/or activities in conjunction with classroom curriculum (e.g. health education, nutritional workshops, etc.) for the purpose of supporting established lesson plans.
- Distributes information on a variety of health subjects (e.g. lice, ringworm, drug prevention, personal hygiene, etc.) for the purpose of providing instructional materials to teachers, students and/or parents.
- Implements health care plans for students with health problems for the purpose of meeting the needs of students with chronic health problems and/or accommodation requirements.
- Maintains student's confidential files and health records (e.g. health care plans, agency referrals, accident reports, prescription dispensing log, medical emergency cards, etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by regulatory requirements and professional standards.
- Maintains inventory of medications and office supplies for the purpose of ensuring items availability as needed.
- Maintains contact with parents/guardians for the purpose of advising them of changes in student health and/or recommending further medical and/or emotional intervention.
- Monitors students with chronic illnesses for the purpose of assisting the child in achieving the highest possible functional level.
- Monitors students referred for illness and/or injury for the purpose of attending to their immediate health care concerns, ensuring their safety and/or referring to a medical professional for review and/or services.
- Participates in a variety of meetings, workshops and seminars, and interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of gathering, conveying and/or sharing information on students health needs, service delivery, and educational programs; and/or improving skills and knowledge.
- Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. data entry of medical alert status, immunization records, withdrawing students, answering calls, copying, faxing, filing, accident reports, etc.) for the purpose of supporting health services activities.
- Prepares documentation (e.g. student health history, current health status, ASIIS immunization reports, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and/or complying with mandated requirements and professional guidelines.
- Responds to emergency medical situations (e.g. severe falls, prescription reactions, bleeding, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring appropriate immediate medical attention and related follow-up action.
- Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; and operating medical equipment utilized in school environment.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: providing health services in a school setting; state laws regarding sexually transmitted diseases; health standards and hazards; and stages of child development.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; communicating with diverse groups; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; adhering to safety practices; and being attentive to detail.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; leading, guiding, and/or coordinating others; operating within a defined budget. utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 30% walking, and 30% standing. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience Job related experience is required.
Education High school diploma or equivalent.
|CPR/First Aid Certificate
Yuma Elementary School District One
2251 Otondo Drive, Yuma, AZ 85365
Compare with State
Amount per Student
State Average: $8,651
% ELL Students
State Average: 6%
Student Teacher Ratio
State Average: 23.13
% IEP Students
State Average: 12%
State Average: 143