School Health Technician

Aveanna Healthcare Navarre , FL 32566

Posted 2 months ago

Requisition #:117321

Location:Navarre, FL 32566

Category:Client Services

Position Overview

The School Health Technician is responsible for providing various client related services to assist in meeting health needs of students and reducing absenteeism in the schools.

Essential Job Functions

  • Administer medication as per MD order and/or parental consent, and observes for adverse reactions

  • Identifies appropriate methods for medication storage

  • Obtains and records oral and axillary temperatures, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure, as well as height and weight when indicated

  • Provides head lice screening and upon detection provides written treatment instructions outlining clearance in order to return to school

  • Assist in screening for hearing and vision impairments

  • Administers basic and minor first aid as needed

  • Assist with monitoring immunization records in collaboration with school officials and the Department of Health

  • Uses verbal and written communications to obtain specific data from the client and the family, regarding the student's health needs

  • Attends the student's Health Plan development meeting and assist with the plan of care under the direction of the school guidance counselor

  • Participates in school conferences and parent contacts as needed

  • Follows school policy and procedures affecting the health safety, and well-being of students in the school health clinic

  • Reports any changes in the student's mental, physical or environmental conditions or any incidents to the Nursing Supervisor, and the Principal or their designee

  • Recognizes and reports signs of substance abuse, physical abuse or neglect

  • Exhibits behavior supporting and promoting students' rights

  • Utilizes community contacts for additional resources as needed

  • Provides a clean and safe environment within the school, including the safe use of equipment

  • Accurately documents services provided in accordance with company policies and procedures on the day of the services are rendered

  • Accurately documents according to state and program guidelines

  • Submits daily activity logs, notes and time sheets on a weekly basis

  • Submits cumulative monthly reports at the end of the month

  • Attends appropriate continuing education programs, totaling no less than twelve hours per calendar year

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Completion of a state approved Certified Nursing Assistant Training program. (Certification as EMT, or MA can be substituted)

  • Successful completion of a School Health Technician Competency Evaluation Program.

  • Current CPR certification

  • Current Basic Life Support certification

  • Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessments, documentation and compliance with nursing care and policies and procedures

Additional state specific requirements:

  • Continuing Education as required by state

Preferences

  • Pediatrics

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries at all times

  • Attention to detail

  • Time Management

  • Leadership skills

  • Effective problem-solving and conflict resolution

  • Good organization and communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English

  • Must be able to travel

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Must be able to sufficiently reposition students and move equipment without assistance

  • Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting

  • Must be able to sit and climb stairs

  • Must have visual and hearing acuity

  • Must have strong sense of smell and touch

  • Must be able to sufficiently reposition students and move equipment without assistance

  • Must be able to appropriately respond physically and mentally to emergency situations in the home or during transport

Environment

  • Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions

  • Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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