2022 – 23 Health Associate / Nurse

CCESC

* ODE School Nurse License is preferred but not required. *

JOB TITLE:                          School Heath Associate
 
FLSA STATUS:                   Non-Exempt
 
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time
                                                Classified
 
REPORTS TO:                    School Nurse Consultant and Supervisor of Special Education  
 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Under the direction of the School Nurse Consultant, the School Health Associate conducts and coordinates school health services in assigned facilities. These services include providing care for ill and injured students, clinical assessments of students and staff, health care education to students and staff, attending to personal care (feeding, toileting, lifting, positioning, etc.) of students as needed, referring students/families to appropriate agencies, and securing and administering student medications. The Health Associate maintains and reviews student health care records, including immunization compliance and offers clinical nursing care services, as appropriate. The School Health Associate assists the educational team in providing and maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students, and maintains high level of confidentiality of students, parents and staff.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  To be qualified for this position, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and possess:Associate’s degree or higher; Bachelor’s degree preferred;
Registered Nurse (RN) License by the Ohio Board of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) credential will be considered;
State and Federal Background checks free of infractions as required by Ohio law and Board Policy;
Ability to provide appropriate references;
Ability to obtain and maintain certification in crisis prevention intervention and de-escalation techniques;
Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality;
Willingness and ability to work as a team member and with the public;
Ability to exercise independent judgment;
Computer expertise appropriate to the position;
Effective and demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, analytical, oral and written communication, and organizational skills;
Valid driver’s license and/or provide own transportation;
History of strong work record, including good job attendance; and
Documented evidence of participation in mandatory annual trainings (i.e. SafeSchools).
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  An individual employed by the Clermont County Educational Service Center in this job is expected to perform the following essential functions and duties, however, this list is not exhaustive, and the employee is required to perform any other duties assigned. 
 Refer students/families to appropriate medical, social and mental health treatment agencies;
Communicate with and serve as a consultant for parents, school personnel and students in
regard to the health needs of the students, and continues this communication to determine if necessary follow-up is completed;Contact homes of children referred by principal/supervisor;
Observe students to detect health needs and consults with students regarding physical, mental and emotional needs;
Communicate with principal/supervisor and teachers regarding health conditions which might require special consideration or arrangements for the student while in class;
Maintain up to date, accurate cumulative health records on all students;
Administer first aid and emergency medical procedures;
Cooperate with the Local Board of Health in the control and prevention of communicable diseases;
Implement policy on exclusion and readmission of students in connection with immunization, infections and contagious diseases;
Assist teachers in the instruction of health topics;
Administer student medications, maintains record of distribution, including required doctor/parent information as mandated through adopted district policy;
Attend committee meetings and conferences regarding health services;
Develop and write IHP (Individual Health Plans) as required as well as assist in developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) as necessary; 
Prepare and maintain work setting, equipment and supplies;
 Maintain records as required by law, school policy and administrative regulations;
Participate in the development of programs and research;
Maintain open communication with the school district staff (administration) regarding the status of the school health program;
Maintain regular parent communication;
Complete required paperwork in a timely fashion;
Attend in-service programs or workshops related to maintenance of position;
Engage in crisis prevention intervention and de-escalation strategies as necessary;
Operate office machines, technology and equipment appropriate to the position;
 Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty and integrity in all matters;
Comply with all Board Policies and Administrative Guidelines;
Arrive on time to work each regular work day;
Be in attendance every regular work day, excluding long-term illnesses, medical leaves, and other unique circumstances;
Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all district, personnel and student information as required by federal, state and local policy;
 Be able to be adaptable and flexible with changes, updates, processes, and procedures; and
 Perform other tasks, consistent with the position, as may be assigned by Superintendent and/or designee.
 
OTHER DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:Serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, contributing members of society.
 Help instill in students the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
Respond to routine questions and requests in an appropriate manner.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: CPR, first aid, IHPs, IEPs, child development, community health initiatives, public education, board policies and procedures, building policies and procedures, staff handbook, Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators, appropriate school law, and requirements of the Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Department of Education.
 
Ability to: Interpret policies, procedures and regulations; follow instructions; communicate effectively; provide consultation; collect and analyze data; plan; schedule; organize; operate office equipment and other related technologies; move/lift moderate amounts of weight up to 50 pounds, and maintain equipment.
 
Skill in: Triage, patient care, consultation, assessment; effective communication; use of computer and appropriate software applications (Microsoft Office or equivalent), printer, and other customary equipment.
 
EQUIPMENT OPERATED:
Computer and/or tablet, printer, scanner, filing cabinets, telephone, copier, fax machine, laminator, shredder, calculator, some hands tools, mobility equipment (i.e. wheelchairs, Hoyer lifts, etc.), adaptive equipment and devices, AED, hearing and vision screening machines, and other related medical equipment.
 
PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE DEMANDS:
Occasional: Climbing and moving/lifting amounts of weight up to 50 lbs.
 
Frequent: Standing, sitting, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching/squatting, bending, twisting/turning, reaching above shoulders and typing/keyboarding.
 
Continuous: Reading, writing, math, problem solving, concentration, attention to task, task completion, memory, hearing, seeing, regulating emotions, organizing/planning and following directions.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:
Occasional: Exposure to moving parts, fumes/airborne particles, toxic/dangerous chemicals, inclement weather driving conditions, loud noise, offensive odors, blood borne pathogens, contagious diseases and aberrant and dysfunctional behaviors which could be potentially harmful.
 
Frequent: Exposure to bodily fluids and tissue, students with challenging behavior and repetitive hand motions.
 
Employees are required to follow all district safety rules and procedures, and participate in school safety training when requested.
 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
 
The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the Center.
EVALUATION
Staff shall be evaluated in accordance with Board Policy.

 

 

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