Health Occupations Teacher (Itinerant)

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Health Occupations Teacher

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to introduce students to a variety of healthcare careers and develops basic skills required in all health and medical sciences.

Essential Functions
  • Develops and administers Health Occupations classes consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Teaches knowledge and understanding of key elements of the U.S. healthcare system and basic healthcare terminology, anatomy and physiology for each body system, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of traumatic and medical emergency care.
  • Develops instruction that emphasizes safety, cleanliness, asepsis, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency within the healthcare environment.
  • Develops instruction that may include the basics of medical laboratory procedures, pharmacology fundamentals, biotechnology concepts, and communication skills essential for providing quality patient care.
  • Ensures that students gain job-seeking skills for entry into the health and medical sciences field.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of students growth and progress.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Selects and requisitions appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current health occupations instructional methods, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding education and students, as well as relating to health occupations.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Works in standard office and school building environments.

Qualifications Profile
  • Must hold or be eligible for a Virginia Teaching License with an endorsement in Vocational Health and Medical Science.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university majoring in health care.
  • Must hold a license or be certified as a professional practitioner in the area of Health Occupations.
  • Must have completed two (2) years of occupational experience in an area related to the area to be taught.
Terms of Employment
  • Salary Range:  $43,155 - 66, 997 ($2,944 Additional for Master's Degree)
  • Contract:          10 Months
  • Benefits:           Employer Portion Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contributions to Medical Insurance, Personal and Sick Leave.
FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801