- Participates with administration and school staff in developing and implementing total school health program.
- Provides on-going training, planning and supervision of Health Assistant’s activities.
- Plans and implements school health management protocols for the child with chronic health problems, including the administration of medication.
- Provides the Health Assistants with materials, resources and supervision to assure that the health office is adequately supplied and organized.
- Identifies student needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.
- Provides on-going health and hygiene counseling for students as indicated.
- Assists school personnel in establishing sanitary conditions in school.
- Assumes responsibility for the administration of medication at school with physician authorization.
- Participates in building staff meetings and other developmental programs within the district.
- Attends committee meetings and conferences regarding health service and health curriculum.
- Keeps informed about OSHA regulations and similar health related laws, including attending to required paperwork.
- Assists or conducts vision and hearing screenings if so certified, as needed.
- Communicate with parents any concerns related to physical examinations, immunizations, hearing and vision screenings, and other related matters.
Qualifications: Must have a valid Illinois Professional Educator’s License with a Certified School Nurse Endorsement.
Specific skill and knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
- Federal, state, and district policies, regulations and laws pertaining to job functions.
- Best practices pertaining to job functions.
- Preparing and maintaining accurate records.
- Business appropriate grammar and punctuation in English.
- Reading and spoken fluency and comprehension in English.
- Basic mathematical skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
- Safety practices.
- Operation of standard office equipment including using pertinent job-related software applications.
Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
- Maintaining high standards of confidentiality.
- Communicating tactfully and courteously with diverse groups.
- Working independently, staying focused on tasks, and assuming responsibility for assigned projects and duties.
- Making sound decisions on the basis of available information.
- Maintaining accuracy of work products.
- Demonstrating fiscal responsibility.
- Adapting to changing work priorities.
- Working collaboratively as part of a team.
- Demonstrating behavior which promotes positive relationships.
- Respecting opinions of others.
- Demonstrating the ability to manage conflicts.
- Applying common sense understanding to carry out instructions.
- Maintaining professional integrity.
Specific physical ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
- Utilizing computer keyboards and screens to enter, retrieve, and transform information or data.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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