Nativity School is looking for a health aide or nurse to help oversee our school nurse’s office during the 2020-2021 academic year. The hours for the position are from 7:30-3:00 P.M. each day school is in session. Please contact Nativity School via email (email@example.com) or by phone if you are interested in learning more or applying for this position.
The person in this position is responsible for assisting students with routine health care procedures and screenings, serving as a liaison between the Licensed School Nurse (LSN), Student Health and Wellness, and parents/guardians, relating to health care issues and maintaining related health records. The person in this position will report to the building administrator and receives day-to-day work direction as it relates to student health and wellness issues.
• Excellent communication skills.
- Successful completion of first aid and CPR certification within 30 days of appointment.
- Successful completion of medication training provided by the designated district staff member within
- 30 days and prior to performing related duties.
- Successful completion of Vision and Hearing training within six months of appointment and prior to
- performing related duties.
- Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of children’s health issues.
- Knowledge of the physical, social, and emotional needs of students.
- Ability to interact effectively with students, parents/guardians, and staff members
- Ability to assist parents/guardians in communicating with the school about their child’s needs.
- Ability to utilize computers to maintain records.
- Ability to report information in an objective manner.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
Responsibilities could include the following:
- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate through the nursing process the physical and mental health and developmental status of the preschool and school-aged child
- Provide for the administration of medications and treatments necessary for students to remain in school during the school day
- Provide first aide or CPR to students as needed.
- Care for sick students within the Student Health and Wellness protocol of care; contact parents/guardians to pick up students from school as needed.
- Promote the optimal health and well-being of students, families, and school personnel through health counseling
- Implement the health component of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities affecting the student’s education
- Implement the health component of the Individual Health Plan (IHP) and the Emergency Care Plan (ECP) for students with disabilities or handicapping conditions that require accommodations to attend school
- Case manage the chronic health conditions for students
- Survey, report, and assist in the prevention and control of communicable disease Develop and maintain a system of first aid and emergency care
- Assess and recommend school safety measures and promote healthy schools
- Work cooperatively with staff in the provision of health service to all students
- Collaborate with the child abuse team to efficiently and effectively assess and report possible child abuse, neglect, and/or sexual abuse
- Provide health information and education to staff and students
- Collaborate with public and private health care providers to improve services
- In response to Minnesota Statute 121A.15, review annually the immunization status of students, maintain records of their immunizations, recommend to the Saint Paul Board of Education exclusion of students in non-compliance, and report annually to the state departments of education and health
- Establish and maintain a Pupil Health Record as defined in Minnesota Statute 144.29 that contains the health status of the student, a record of immunizations, growth, vision, and hearing findings, and a chronological history of physical and mental health problems or conditions that may affect student education
- Determine the health status of the student through vision testing, hearing testing, and physical examinations
- Report suspected communicable diseases to the Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health as required by Minnesota Code of Agency Rule 4605.7000 to 7900
- Report suspected cases of child abuse as required by Minnesota Statue 626.556 to the police and the area superintendent
- Implement the Saint Paul Board of Education policies relating to health such as Administration of Medications, Child Abuse, Public Use of School Records, Immunizations, and Accidents/First Aid
- Maintain data privacy of all individual physical, emotional, and social issues of students and staff and act as the primary data privacy keeper of the Pupil Health Record as required by Minnesota Government Data Privacy Act MS 13.01-43
- Maintain statistical information about suspected communicable diseases and follow-up of referrals that have not been completed
- Establish and maintain a chronological sequential health history record as part of the Pupil Health Record
- Experience working in a school setting
- Experience working as a nurse in either a Public Health or Pediatric setting