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School Nurse Assistant

Employer
BART Charter Public School
Location
Pittsfield, MA
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Sector
Nursing, General Nursing
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POSITION SUMMARY

The School Nurse Assistant is responsible for providing support to the School Nurse in all job functions. The School Nurse Assistant is a per diem, as needed, school-year position. The School Nurse Assistant reports to the Health and Wellness Director and consults with the School's contracted Physician of Record, as appropriate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Provide medical first aid services in the absence of the certified school nurse according to standing orders.
  • Assess injuries and notify the certified school nurse of injuries requiring medical care or immediate absence from school. Complete school accident report requiring the certified school nurse's signature.
  • Screen students who present symptoms of a communicable disease/condition and exclude them from school when necessary.
  • Receive and log in medications for students provided by parents.
  • Provide health services as required for students having special medical needs.
  • Keep health records current.
  • Record and file completed physical forms on permanent health records.
  • Log in SNAP Program important information to be included on the health concerns list - include new entries.
  • Inform teaching staff of new health concerns.
  • Record significant health related information documented by parents on excuse notes. File excuse notes according to district guidelines.
  • Notify parents/guardians of significant injuries, health concerns, vision, and hearing referral follow-ups.


FUNCTIONS TO BE PERFORMED AS NEEDED
  • Assist the certified school nurse with COVID-Safety testing.
  • Refer reports of possible abuse or neglect to the certified school nurse.
  • Refer parent concerns of vision and hearing acuity to certified school nurse.
  • Assist building secretary with technology security and monitoring duties.
  • Periodically assist office staff.
  • Perform such other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).
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