Head Start Health Manager

Hamilton County Educational Service Center


The Hamilton County ESC Early Learning Program has a position opening for Health Supervisor for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

QUALIFICATIONS:         Licensed Registered Nurse, with a four-year degree, possessing all credentials, certification as required by Ohio state law. Two years experience in working with and caring for young children and adults.
REPORTS TO:                 Compliance and Health Coordinator         
JOB SUMMARY:              Responsible for a comprehensive assessment of children’s health and safety.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Have knowledge of Federal Head Start Performance Standards and agency work plans. Directly supervises Health Office employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with agency policies. Responsibilities include direct oversight of the daily functions of the Health Office, interviewing, training, supervising, planning, assigning, and directing work, addressing complaints, and resolving problems that arise in health services.
Responsible for the direct supervision of the Health Managers.
Collaborate with other support staff to ensure that incoming health information is current and accurate.
Assist Nursing staff in reviewing children’s health histories, physical, dentals, and immunization records. Sending letters to parents of updates needing to occur during peak times of the program year.
Assist Nursing staff with follow-ups on abnormal medical findings with parents and health professionals during peak times of the program year.
Assist Nursing staff in developing individualized health care plans and train staff accordingly during peak times of the program year.
Assist Nursing staff in the training of staff in medication administration upon approval of parent and physician during peak times of the program year.
Oversee and manage the health screening data of Head Start and Early Head Start children.
Conducts outreach to area pediatric offices, hospitals, and community health programs to maintain strong relationships.
Communicate to parents and medical personnel sensitive information in a professional and empathic manner.  
Work closely with special services staff to ensure that all identified children have needed health screenings to allow for proper IEP evaluations. 
Monitor data of children’s immunization records, EPSDT exams, and dental exams to ensure they are accurate and up to date. 
Advise supervisors, staff and parents on health issues.
Keep up-to-date on legal requirements for immigrant families needing health insurance.
Work closely with Interact for Health and United Way on funding sources for Head Start.
Network with the five Medicaid Managed Care Plans.
Develop outside sources of funding for Dental and Health services.
Review each child’s nutritional status based on diet and health history taking into consideration ht/wt, BMI and lab results of hemoglobin and lead. Monitor and provide parents of identified overweight, low iron, and high lead level children with additional resources.
Responsible for reviewing health and dental records for all enrolled children.
Coordinate and/or conduct health/wellness workshops for parents, staff, and collaborative partners.
Work closely with community programs to improve access to health and dental care for Head Start and Early Head Start families.
Serve on collaborative community committees.
Foster and maintain partners with various school district nurses, health advocates, community groups, doctors, and dentist.
Conduct Health Advisory Meeting three times per year in partnership with ELP Special Service Department.
Contact parents through automated calls, personal calls, letters, meetings, and in person.
Assist families in the procurement of Health & Dental services.
Oversee the system for purchasing health supplies.
Follows all applicable laws governing nursing practice in the State of Ohio and   standards of professional and ethical nursing practice and guidelines as defined by professional organizations including but not limited to the American Nurses Association, Ohio Board of Nursing, and HCESC policies and procedures.
Acquires and maintains current knowledge and competency in nursing practice related to school health issues.
Health Supervisor must meet and understand program’s goals and mission and maintain job description qualifications.
Health Supervisor must support the programs philosophy, goals, and culturally and linguistically represent the community and program. Manager’s should understand agency history, philosophy, and requirements.
Attend staff performance meetings with supervisor to receive feedback based on expectations contained in job descriptions, program plans, and policies and procedures.
Attend staff development with supervisor to reflect on performance appraisal system that assess staff’s skills and interest, establish professional development goals and plans, and monitor progress.
Ensure a safe, attractive, well equipped program environment by contributing to the development of sound budgets, purchasing high quality materials and equipment, and establishing and/or implementing systems to monitor and maintain/replace equipment and facilities.
Work collaboratively with committees, policy groups, and governing body by sharing data, problem solving, acting on their recommendations, and/or implementing policies and plans.
Supports the governing body, policy group, and advisory committee members in making informed decisions about program plans and policies by training members on the program’s philosophy and requirements and by providing them with accurate and timely information.
Develops meaningful and realistic program plans by analyzing results from the previous year’s program improvement efforts and multiple data sources to identify program improvement needs.
OTHER PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Demonstrates effective communication skills with parents, children, staff and other members for the school community to help meet health needs in the school environment.
Completes daily work and long term projects in a timely manner and according to established deadlines.
Understands and uses technology, as available, to maximize efficiency and support professional responsibilities.
Displays professional behavior in regard to appearance, demeanor, punctuality and attendance.
Professionally engages in and completes other duties as assigned.
Possess valid driver’s license, current insurance and vehicle operated legally according to Ohio law.
Shall be assigned up to a maximum of 220 days of work based on the needs of the program.  Salary to be established by the Board.
Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board policy.

Please submit resume and letter of interest to 
Frances Edwards

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