School Health Office Certified Medical Assistant
Union Elementary School District - AZ
Licensed Practical Nurse
The job of Licensed Practical Nurse is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the educational process
with specific responsibilities for administering first aid and dispensing prescribed medications under the
direction of a health care professional; coordinating with other personnel in supporting all students;
documenting activities in accordance with established guidelines and/or regulatory requirements; and assisting
health care professionals in scheduling prescribed health screenings and services.
This job reports to Assigned Administrator
Administers emergency first aid and scheduled medication to students under the direction of health
professional (e.g. nausea, shortness of breath, seizures, dizziness, headaches, sprains, etc.) for the
purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
Advises assigned administrator of observations involving students' safety, abuse (physical, sexual, drug,
etc.) and other health related issues for the purpose of identifying problems, referring for proper treatment
and complying with legal requirements.
Attends meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of gathering information required to perform
Completes health screenings (e.g. lice, vision, hearing, dental, scoliosis, height/weight, migrant children's
screening, sports physicals, dental, diabetic care plans for insulin, etc.) for the purpose of identifying health
concerns and/or delivering school health services in compliance with established guidelines.
Issues health alerts under the guidance of the supervisor (e.g. parents and staff, etc.) for the purpose of
providing necessary health information to personnel and parents.
Maintains inventory of medications and office supplies for the purpose of ensuring items availability as
Maintains student health informational records (e.g. prescription dispensing log, medical emergency cards,
etc.) for the purpose of providing information required by regulatory requirements, and state compliance.
Monitors students referred to the health room for the purpose of ensuring their safety and/or referring to a
medical professional for review and services.
Performs record keeping and clerical functions (e.g. data entry of medical alert status, immunization records,
withdrawing students, daily medication task list, input of new student immunizations, input of vitals and
assessment health notes, state reports, etc.) for the purpose of supporting health services activities and
processes to maintain compliance.
Refers students requiring further medical attention (e.g. pregnancy, etc.) for the purpose of providing
information on available follow-up treatment and services.
Reports incidents (e.g. suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of
maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education
Code and school policies.
Supports the implementation of individual health plans for individual students as needed (e.g. toileting, etc.)
for the purpose of assisting in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
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Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning
of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job
conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
administering first aid/CPR; handling body fluids and waste materials; operating standard office equipment including
pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read a
variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and analyze
situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily
perform the functions of the job include: emergency first aid/CPR procedures; safety practices and procedures; health
standards; and reporting procedures.
ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; gather and/or collate data; and use basic, job-related
equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but
different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of
individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to
identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem
solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; being sensitive to and communicating with young adults/teenagers
regarding a variety health needs; adapting to changing work priorities; being attentive to detail; and displaying tact and
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing
information and/or advising others; operating within a defined budget. Utilization of some resources from other work units
is often required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact 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, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger
dexterity. Generally the job requires 40% sitting, 40% walking, and 20% 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.
Required Testing: Certificates and Licenses
CPR/First Aid Certificate
Continuing Educ. / Training: Clearances
Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance
FLSA Status Approval Date Salary Grade
Non Exempt 11
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