A non-certified school nurse, sometimes referred to as a health aide or health assistant, supports the health and well-being of students in a school setting. Although they may not hold formal nursing certification, they work under the supervision and guidance of a certified school nurse.
The successful candidate/team member must possess exceptional communication skills, human relation skills, be extremely organized, professional, self-motivated and have the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment.
The candidate would have a passion for helping others and possess cultural awareness/competency and understanding to support the needs of a diverse student and family/caregiver populations.
First Aid and Emergency Response: Provide immediate first aid and emergency care to students, staff and visitors who become ill or injured during school hours. This may include assessing injuries or illnesses, administering basic medical treatments, and contacting families or emergency services when necessary.
Medication Administration: Administer medications to students according to established protocols and guidelines. This involves accurately dispensing medications, maintaining proper documentation, and ensuring compliance with legal and ethical standards.
Health Screenings: Conduct various health screenings, such as vision and hearing tests, as directed by the certified school nurse. Document the results and notify families of any abnormalities or concerns.
Health Records Management: Maintain and update student health records, including immunization records, health assessments, and relevant medical information. Ensure confidentiality and secure storage of sensitive health-related data.
Health Education: Assist in providing health education to students, staff, and families on topics such as personal hygiene, nutrition, disease prevention, and overall wellness. Collaborate with the certified school nurse or other healthcare professionals to develop and implement health promotion programs.
Health Office Management: Manage the day-to-day operations of the school health office. This includes organizing and maintaining medical supplies and equipment, coordinating appointments, and keeping track of inventory.
Collaborative Support: Collaborate with the certified school nurse, teachers, administrators, and other staff members to address the health needs of students and ensure a safe and healthy learning environment. This may involve participating in meetings, contributing to Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with special health needs, and assisting with the implementation of health-related policies and procedures.
Documentation and Reporting: Accurately document all health-related interactions, assessments, and treatments in student records. Prepare and submit reports as required by school administration or regulatory bodies.
Forms partnerships with students and families by providing school and community resources for the purpose of supporting the academic and social/emotional well being of all students.
Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with students, parents, staff, and community members;
Perform other tasks, duties and assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by administration.
SKILLS TO SUPPORT THESE DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
High level of integrity and trustworthiness, maintains confidentiality/privileged information;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality;
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy;
Maintains punctual and regular attendance;
Strong work ethic with the ability to provide consistent high-quality work, with attention to efficiency and accuracy;
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
Highly organized, maintains deadlines and able to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner;
Intermediate computer skills including but not limited to Google Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite experience, Social Media platforms, etc;
Such other skills and qualifications as the Board and Administration may establish.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Minimum: High school diploma or relevant qualification.
Prior related health office experience preferred.
Required: Motivated to continuously learn and develop industry-related skills and certifications.