Hours: 27.5 (13.75 at River Valley Elem & 13.75 at Ustick Elem)
The Health Technician is an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) whose role is to complement the Registered Nurse in the performance of providing health care to students, monitoring and recording student and staff health issues and performing related work as required. This work is performed as delegated and supervised by a Registered Nurse.
To assist the Registered School Nurse with the duties of the school health office. All work is performed under the direction of a Registered Nurse, as according to the Idaho Nurse Practice Act. Duties include maintaining the physical organization of school health office, providing first aid to students and staff, maintaining health records and communicating with parents, staff and students in collaboration with the nurse who is on or off-site. Health Technicians may be assigned to more than one school so travel between schools is necessary. Routine work is carried out interdependently. The health technician is responsible for collecting data and maintaining health records within professional, legal boundaries and school guidelines. The health technician reports to the Health Services Coordinator.
- Care for ill/injured children, administer basic first aid and assist with emergencies as needed;
- Monitor student and staff health related conditions and situations;
- Communicate regularly with the Registered Nurse regarding acute and/or communicable disease trends;
- Assist students with their medication administration as delegated by the Registered Nurse;
- Communicate with parents/guardian regarding concerns and treatment when appropriate by telephone, or written communication;
- Assist with student health screenings as instructed and assigned by the Health Services Coordinator;
- Encourage and promote disease prevention such as hand washing, good hygiene;
- Maintain the health office; ensure it is clean, organized and fully supplied with the necessary equipment;
- Perform data entry, maintain log of health records and of all services provided;
- Complete and document Child Protection reports, accident reports and other health related reports, when appropriate and as directed by the Registered Nurse and Health Services Coordinator;
- Maintain confidentiality of student and staff health information;
- Perform all work duties and activities in accordance with the West Ada School District policies and procedures and the Idaho Nurse Practice Act.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist office staff with answering phones, or performing other office functions as necessary;
- Perform other school related duties as required;
- Attend paid in-services and training sessions as required.
- CPR and first aid certification;
- Communicate regularly and often with assigned supervising nurse;
- Demonstrate patience and compassion in communicating with students, staff and parents;
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
- Handle health related issues in an efficient and calm and confidential manner;
- Prepare and maintain accurate student health records in a clear and concise manner;
- Properly use and maintain medical equipment such as thermometers, blood pressure cuff, etc.;
- Travel between schools;
- Operate a personal computer and job-related software;
- Maintain effective working relationships with students, school employees, parents and supervisory personnel;
- Perform multiple tasks simultaneously, including handling interruptions, and return to and complete tasks in a timely manner;
- Maintain office, school and individual confidentiality.
- High school diploma or GED equivalency; preferably supplemented with college level coursework in a health field; and
- CPR certification and First Aid certification are required; and
- Two (2) years general school health related experience is preferred; or
- Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform as an effective and competent Health Technician.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES
- Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
- Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, prepare and review documents and process them in a prescribed order, organize documents and materials and assess and monitor student health and medical issues;
- Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and standard office and medical equipment;
- Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, occasionally lifting or moving objects that may weigh up to 20-50 lbs.;
- Jobs in this class require performing repetitive motions in data entry, filing and handling paperwork; occasionally related job tasks may require, with or without reasonable accommodation, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping and lifting students who have been injured or need assistance;
- Must have a valid Idaho Driver’s license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
To be determined by calendar year.
Regular attendance is an essential function of this job.
Establish and maintain good working habits including punctuality.
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