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20 - HEALTH TECHNICIAN - MULTIPLE POSITIONS

Pueblo City Schools (learn more)

Pueblo, CO (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3346798
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: October 29, 2020

Job Description


Job Title:             Health Technician   -    Multiple Positions in Multiple Locations
Work Year:          165 Days 8.5 hours per day
Department:        Exceptional Student Services
Reports To:         Supervisor of Nurses
Salary Range:     Health Technician Salary Schedule
Benefits:              Fringe Benefits based on Schedule B Benefits
Status:                 Non-Exempt
 
SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS:
The purpose of the Health Technician is to support student success through health service activities.  The Health Technician provides clerical support to the school nurse and provides medical and procedural support to students as delegated by the registered nurse.  A Health Technician also works in schools and may receive direction from the school principal.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions 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.
 
REQUIRED:
  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Verified First Aid training and recertification card (You must upload a copy of your current certification with your application AND/OR must be willing to obtain within 60 days from hire)
  • Verified CPR training and recertification card (You must upload a copy of your current certification with your application AND/OR must be willing to obtain within 60 days from hire)
  • Yearly medication training update (You must upload a copy of your current certification with your application AND/OR must be willing to obtain within 60 days from hire)
  • Complete ongoing training and in-services as required or recommended by the school district
  • 6 months experience working with children, schools, or health programs
 
PREFERRED:
  • Spanish speaking skills
  • CNA, MA, EMT, LPN Certification (You must upload a copy of your current certification with your application)
 
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and work effectively, using independent judgment to complete assignments and meet timelines
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish and maintain a professional/effective working relationship with building staff, administrators, parents, students, and community members
  • Possess an excellent work attitude and the ability and willingness to take ownership/responsibility for project completion; demonstrated ability to provide initiative in reaching organizational goals
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of assignments
  • Ability to coordinate daily activities and schedule with little supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a variety of situations
  • Ability to remain calm in emergency situation
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.  Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
Assists in Meeting Basic Health Needs of Children
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid certifications and follow appropriate procedures and approved protocols to respond effectively to emergency situations.
  • Administer first aid to sick and injured children throughout the school day.
  • Dispense medications and deliver delegated care activities students as deemed necessary and delegated by the school nurse.
  • Utilize good judgment and communication skills to notify parents, school nurse, administrators and teachers of illness or injury as the situation warrants.  Appropriately document these communications.
  • Follow procedures for reporting suspected child abuse/neglect.
  • Assist with Vision and Hearing Screening, follow up and data entry.
  • Understand and practice Universal Precautions.
Health Office Management and Health Record Maintenance
  • Maintain a record of clinic activities and individual student health records through appropriate documentation, utilizing both paper records and computer records as appropriate.
  • Assist in collection of health information from both students and parents.  Enter this information into the computer system.
  • Review and assist in maintaining health records, including but not limited to student health information, screening results, and immunization records.  Collaborate with school nurse and communicate with parents under a nurse’s direction.
  • Type and distribute letters and reports and written communication as directed by the school nurse.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly health office in each building.
  • Assist in ordering and maintaining adequate health office supplies in each building.
  • Contribute to data collection of health office activities and student health records for State, District, and School reports.
  • Collaborate with school nurse and school staff to prepare medications and first aid supplies for field trips.
Exhibits Professional Actions and Attitudes
  • Understand, respect, and maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with HIPPA and FERPA laws.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with school nurse, staff, students, and parents, creating positive rapport.
  • Be dependable, punctual, and reliable for good attendance at work.
  • Understand and practice within the school, district and state health policies.  Keep up to date with changes as they occur.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with scheduling, accepting new assignments, and establishing priorities as situations changes.
  • Be available to nurses at another schools within the district as needed for emergency situations provided that supervisor approval is granted and supervising nurse assumes responsibility for assisting health tech in that situation.
  • Model positive health and hygiene behaviors and present professional decorum in dress and speech.
  • Accept delegation for nursing tasks, personal care activities, and medication administration with appropriate training, as deemed necessary for student health safety and/or academic success.
 
NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Perform such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the principal, nurse, or Supervisor of Safe and Healthy Schools may assign.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; stoop; use hands and arms to finger, reach, handle, or feel.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; kneel or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  This position requires perceiving the nature of sound, near and far vision, depth perception, providing oral information, the manual dexterity to operate business related equipment, and handle and work with various materials and objects important to the job. This position requires the use of visual display terminals and will frequently spend time working on a computer.
 
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job

Standing  -  Frequently
Walking  -  Frequently
Sitting  -  Occasionally
Lifting:
Under 10 lbs.  -  Frequently
10 - 25 lbs.  -  Frequently
26 - 60 lbs.  -  Occasionally
61 - 75 lbs.  -  Occasionally
76 - 100 lbs.  -  Rarely
Carrying:
Under 10 lbs.  -  Frequently
10 - 25 lbs.  -  Frequently
26 - 60 lbs.  -  Occasionally
61 - 75 lbs.  -   Rarely 
76 - 100 lbs.  -  Never
Pushing/Pulling  -  Occasional up to 50 lb.
Climbing  -  Rarely
Balancing  -  Occasionally
Stooping  -  Frequently
Kneeling  -  Occasionally
Crouching  -  Occasionally
Crawling  -  Occasionally
Reaching  -  Frequently
Handling  -  Occasionally
Fingering  -  Occasionally
 
Personal Protective Equipment Used: 
Back Support Belt
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting.  The employee will be subject to exposure of infectious disease and exposure to body fluids.  Sometimes subject to loud noises associated with groups of children.

Instructions for Applying:
 
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application.  Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review.  The following will need to be uploaded with the application:  current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application.
 
Please note:  If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing.  Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.
 
 
Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Aaron Bravo, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
 
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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Health
    Support Staff > Maintenance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    • Human Resources
    • Pueblo, Colorado 81003

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