Substitute Health Technician 2017-2018 (LVN Preferred)
Upland Unified School District
On call as needed
Hours and site may vary.
Salary: $14.00 per hour
HEALTH TECHNICIAN BASIC FUNCTION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of health services for pupils; to perform a variety of clerical related services; to administer first aid; attend ill or injured children; perform a variety of functions pertaining to student health and procedures necessary in specialized health care services to meet the medical and physical needs of all students in accordance with state law and district policy; assist in health education and wellness programs; and perform other related duties as required.
Positions in this class are established to assist a school nurse in carrying out the basic objectives of the school/district student health program. This position is characterized by the responsibility to work independently, to demonstrate the knowledge to make appropriate routine health assessments, to make referrals, to work with both students and adults, and to assist in maintaining the operations necessary to a school health office. Duties may include but are not limited to administering first aide, CPR, providing specialized health care such as toileting, catheterization, suctioning, colostomy care, and other services required by a medical doctor for which training is provided through a credentialed school nurse.
Provide first aid to injured and ill students; administer CPR; sterilize, disinfect and bandage cuts, abrasions and burns; observe for signs of shock and other emergency situations, and take and record temperatures of ill students (E); Assist in vision, hearing, scoliosis or dental screening as required (E); Assist in disaster preparedness, health education and wellness programs; assist students with a variety of health questions as appropriate (E); Prepare and maintain a variety of health records, files and reports; maintain and check immunization records, including follow up with parents/guardians on incomplete health records (E); Maintain confidentiality of student information and records; provide a quiet, comfortable and calming atmosphere for ill and injured students (E); Perform routine assessment/evaluation of student illness and injury situations, check for contagious diseases, and determine the need for emergency, supervisory or administrative assistance (E); Under appropriate direction may administer prescribed medication for students, following closely controlled procedures, under training received from the school nurse (E); Responsible for contacting parents or other responsible persons regarding ill or injured students (E); Perform specialized health services for students on as needed basis as identified by the student’s licensed physician and school nurse (E); Report suspected child abuse/neglect/serious injuries to appropriate authorities (E); Prepare, distribute and maintain First Aid and Disaster First Aid kits for school classrooms, and assist in disaster preparedness plans and drills (E); Complete accident reports and record all treatments and procedures on a daily log, and maintain confidential records on student health concerns (E); Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: First aid procedures, health and safety practices; Basic medical and health related terminology; Childhood and adolescent illnesses and diseases; Modern office practices, procedures, equipment; Clean and sterile treatment techniques; Appropriate and standard English usage, spelling, punctuation; Specialized health care procedures pertaining to student health; Basic technology skills and usage. Ability to: Work independently with minimal direction; Perform CPR and first aide; Lift up to 65 pounds with and without assistance; Transport students in prescribed medical equipment (i.e. wheelchair); Learn and follow a variety of medical treatments and procedures of specialized health care services; Analyze situations and determine appropriate response; Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all staff, students, administrators and the public; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Demonstrate interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; Type, operate and understand basic computers and computer programs; Perform clerical duties such as filing and duplications; Maintain records and prepare reports; Maintain confidentially with staff, students and parents; Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Experience: One year of paid experience performing health related services, public contact in a physician’soffice, hospital or related setting preferred. Training in substance abuse and crisis intervention desired. Licenses/Certificates: Licensed vocational nurse preferred or possession of one of the following certifications: EMT certification; or Certified Medical Assistant; or Certified Nursing Assistant. Valid First Aid certificate; Valid CPR Card; Valid California driver’s license.
Environment: School health office; Participation in training for specialized health services as determined by the certificated school nurse or district administrator. Physical Abilities Physical lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 65 pounds; Transporting students in prescribed medical equipment (i.e. wheelchair) Near and far visual acuity; Bending at the waist, stooping, kneeling or crouching; Sitting for extended periods of time; Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform routine office work. Hazards Potential contact with blood while administering first aid to injured students; Subject to exposure to communicable or infectious diseases. Mental Abilities: Oral comprehension and expression; Written comprehension; Auditory understanding; Speech recognition. Approved: November 2000 Updated: October 2010