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Health Assistant

Company: Englewood Public School District
Location: Englewood
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*All Candidates Must Apply Here: *

https://www.applitrack.com/englewoodk12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Support+Staff

*Applications through Indeed will not be accepted*

*EFFECTIVE: 2022-23 school year*
Position Type: Non-Exempt
175 days/year
7.5 hours/day
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Benefits Summary

*POSITION SUMMARY: *
This position is responsible for providing health care, medication and first aid to sick or injured students. Maintain and compile accurate student health records, files and database. Generate health-related reports and documents as required or requested. Verify, report and track student attendance. Assist with promoting health and wellness among students. Assist with other front office responsibilities. Develop and promote good community relations among stakeholders.

*ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *
Follow COVID-19 health and safey protocols
Provide major and minor first aid care to sick and injured students. Determine the severity of injuries, call 911 if necessary, monitor chronic illness, monitor exposure of other diseases, properly dispose of body fluids and perform technical procedures as necessary (e.g. blood glucose testing, subcutaneous injectable epinephrine, diapering and/or catheterization).
Verify, track, record and report student attendance. Communicate with the principal and parents/guardians regarding unreported absences or tardiness.
Maintain accurate student immunization files and ensure all student files are state compliant. Prepare immunization plans and track students who are in the process of updating immunizations.
Document, in student health file and record log daily, the care and treatment provided to each student.
Dispense medications and log into daily medication records, notify parents/guardians when medications are depleting. Ensure paperwork is maintained and on file for each student receiving medication.
Contact parents/guardians of ill or injured children, document all head injuries, file required accident reports in accordance with established health office policies and procedures and prepare student to go home if needed.
Prepare and maintain student health files, documents and reports, including documents to inform teachers/specialists of children with special health needs and District and state health reports such as State Immunization Report, asthma report, Varicella report and the District Health Conditions Report.
Act as school child abuse representative and assist with reporting suspected child abuse.
Maintain a clean, orderly and stocked health office, including inventorying and ordering supplies and updating health-related bulletin boards.
Update District Nurse regarding student health-related issues and student absences for health reasons.
Coordinate and perform vision and hearing screenings for students each year. Recruit and train volunteers. Make vision referrals for appropriate students and track student follow-up care.
Occasionally lift students in and out of wheel chairs for positioning, diaper changing and toileting.
Support the main office through performing clerical duties as needed, including answering phones, typing, enrolling or withdrawing students, data entry, greet and assist visitors.
Provide student supervision during recess/breaks, lunch, and/or on field trips.
Encourage an environment that is safe for responding and questioning, even for the shyest student.
Establish student, staff and parental rapport that allows for a proactive response to potential problems.
Actively participate in PLCs and other required training.
Apply and implement knowledge, skills and new understandings to support work environment.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

*SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITIES: *
Supervise the behavior and safety of students while in the health room.
Provide data and reports related to student health, immunization, attendance and student count.
Provide assistance in main office.

*BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES: *
Inventory and maintain health supplies.
Monitor student medications.

_The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions._

*EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE: *
Meet NCLB (No Child Left Behind) qualifications for Paraprofessionals.
Medication administration training _(preferred or completed within one month of hire)._
CPR and First Aid training _(preferred or completed within one month of hire)._
High School Graduate or equivalent.
Bachelor of Arts _(preferred)._
Bilingual _(preferred)._
English fluency will be determined through the interview process.

*LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS: *
Valid Colorado Driver's License.
Valid CPR and First Aid Certification _(preferred or receive within one month of hire)._

*GENERAL EXPECTATIONS: *
Is flexible.
Has computer/technology skills.
Has basic health care knowledge.
Has the ability to make sound decisions in crisis situations.
Has the ability to work with students with illnesses, injuries, diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Has the ability to work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the School District community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hours necessary to perform the essential functions.
Maintain confidentiality.
Maintain a generally positive attitude.
Observe all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.

*ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: *
Frequent lifting 5 (five) to 10 (ten) pounds.
Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds.
Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, standing, talking and hearing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and crawling.

*WORK ENVIRONMENT: *
High exposure to disease due to caring for sick and injured students.
Repetitive motion injury possible due to keyboarding and filing.
May expose others to disease or further injury if the individual in this position fails to properly handle or dispose of bodily fluids or administer proper and timely care to sick or injured students.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions.
Mostly clean and comfortable.

*REPORTS TO: *
Principal or designee.

*LOCATION: *
Englewood Middle School

*SALARY: *
$15.49 - $25.07 per hour depending on comparable experience and qualifications.

New hires or rehires will be responsible for the $49.50 fingerprint processing fee required for background checks through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

*CLOSING DATE: *
Open until filled

_In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Mr. Ryan Cowell, Executive Director of HR and Talent Development,4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204._

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.59 - $25.07 per hour

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Englewood Public School District, Denver , Health Assistant, Other , Englewood, Colorado

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