HANFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT
HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT
Under the general direction of the Director of Special Services and the functional direction of the District Nurses, the Health Care Assistant is responsible for assisting with the health care needs of students in the District.
· Assists in maintaining health office files and supplies in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition.
· Communicates with parents and school staff by phone as directed by the School Nurse.
· Records results of health screenings on student cumulative health records.
· Assists parents in seeking health care services as required and provide referrals to appropriate physicians.
· Assists in making home visits to promote understanding of health problems and appropriate care to resolve them.
· Assists in administration of medication and first aid to students while at a school site.
· Performs clerical and computer tasks related to health care programs and maintains all related records and files.
· Assists in compiling data for Medi-Cal billing and maintains related Mandated Cost data.
· Assists in keeping the District data base for student health care current and up to date.
· Writes brief and concise notes to teachers and staff.
· Works with specialized medical equipment; performs minor medical procedures as specified on physician’s orders.
· Maintains inventory of medical supplies and equipment.
· Consults with medical personnel, staff, and teachers regarding student health care.
· Verifies immunization status and maintains immunization records of students.
· Conducts inventory of all medication dispensed at school sites.
· Assists Nurses during kindergarten registration.
· Assists with the process for exclusion of students for non-compliance with State immunization requirements.
· Assists with first grade student physicals, TB skin test reports, Scoliosis screenings, vision and hearing screening, and communicates positive (PPD) results to School Nurse for follow-up with Kings County Health Department.
· Assists in the data collection for reports required by the State, County and District.
· Assists in performing head checks for lice infestation
· Assists in presentations regarding health wellness and nutrition.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
· Signs and symptoms of basic childhood illnesses.
· State health laws pertaining to school children (e.g. immunization requirements).
· Basic medical terms, codes, and acronyms.
· Basic treatment for medical conditions (e.g. seizures).
· Operation of personal computer and standard office equipment.
· Participate in training sessions to advance understanding and knowledge of health related issues and State requirements.
· Perform routine clerical tasks.
· Maintain and organize health records.
· Demonstrate competence with necessary computer software programs utilized in course of work.
· Understand and follow oral and written directions.
· Adapt to the flexibility and changing nature of the position.
· Show initiative and complete several tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
· Perform duties and follow medically prescribed procedures under stress of an
· Establish and maintain supportive and cooperative rapport with school
personnel, public, parents, and students.
· Perform routine, repetitive duties to completion.
· Print legibly.
· Assist with the development and implementation of health care plans.
· Learn and apply disability provisions under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
· Work independently with little direction.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical way would be:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent, plus course work required for the required certificate(s) listed below.
Currently holds or is eligible for one or more of the following certificates or licenses:
1. Licensed Vocational Nurse (L.V.N.)
2. Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
3. Home Health Aide Certificate (H.H.A.)
4. Emergency Medical Technician II (E.M.T. II)
5. Other Health Certification acceptable to the District.
In addition must hold:
1. Valid First Aid and Basic C.P.R. cards
2. Valid California Driver’s License
Experience: One (1) year of successful experience involving contact with students with special medical needs.
Proof of automotive liability insurance (CA State requirement).
DESIRABLE EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS
Ability to speak Spanish
Environment: School environment, and student home environment.
Physical Abilities: Vision to read and write materials, and monitor student activities with or without aids; hearing and speaking to exchange information and provide assistance to students; bending at the waist; walking and standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate assigned equipment; and ability to lift equipment and students weighing up to 50 pounds.
Hazards: Potential for contact with blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases. Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.