Job Title:  Health Aide                                                 Wage/Hour Status: Nonexempt

Department/School: Assigned Campus                       Pay Grade: IS204 

Reports to: Principal and Director of Health Services     Date Revised: 10/2016

 

 

Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose is to assist the RN by assuming routine record keeping activities, providing first aid health care, administering medications, and conducting health screenings at the campus level. Work under the direct and indirect guidance and direction of a licensed registered nurse.

 

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

High School Diploma

CMA preferred

Hold or pursue certification in First Aid, CPR, Vision and Hearing, AN, and Spinal

Screening

One (1) year successful experience in health related position including contact with school-age children preferred

 

Special Knowledge/Skills: 

Knowledge of basic first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including use of an

AED

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Proficient keyboarding and computer data entry skills

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Administer first aid to ill or injured students/employees.

 

  1. Assist the nurse in administering medication according to the district medication policy.

 

  1. Carry out specialized health care procedures as trained and directed by the school nurse according to guidelines set by the Board of Nurse Examiners.

 

  1. Monitor and observe students in seizure recovery.

 

  1. Use universal precautions consistently.

 

  1. Follow GCISD policy on exclusion for communicable diseases and head lice.

 

  1. Assist with screening activities including measuring height and weight, testing vision and hearing and examining spinal cord and scalp.

 

  1. Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all student information, records and matters related to clinic care

 

  1. Assists nurse with documentation of clinic activities and health record maintenance.

 

  1. Assist nurse with immunization compliance.

 

  1. Assist nurse with entering immunization and health-related data into the computer.

 

  1. Inform supervising nurse or building administrator if a need for transporting a student exists, but does not transport students.

 

  1. Participate in meetings and training sessions as designed by District staff.

 

  1. Assist in campus duty assignments as required.

 

  1. Regular and consistent attendance.

 

  1. Perform additional duties as requested by building administrator or nursing supervisor.

 

 

Working Conditions

 

Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress; Work with frequent interruptions; Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria and communicable diseases; Lifting.