Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Health Assistant PAY GRADE: 38

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist school nurse in day-to-day activities of health office. Provide assistance with health screening,
health records, filing and checking student emergency cards, entering student information into data base
and other related duties. Answer phone and greet visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education equivalent to High School Diploma or GED
2. Word processing score of 40 words per minute
3. Certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), CPR and First Aid
4. Valid Arizona Driver’s license (required) with reliable transportation (screening team)
5. Current AZ DHS certification as a hearing screener, or must take class and pass written and
practical examinations to obtain certification as part of employment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLILTIES:
- Assist school nurse in administering first aid.
- Assess injuries and illnesses according to district guidelines and school nurse consultation.
- In the absence of the school nurse or an R.N. substitute, administer medications.
- As principal’s designee, assess illness and injury determining when emergency medical services
need to be called.
- Follow appropriate universal precautions to prevent the spread of diseases.
- Maintain health records on students.
- Review student health records for proper immunization documentation and emergency information.
Contact parents to update immunization and emergency information.
- Assist school nurse with scheduling and conducting health, vision and hearing screenings and
record screening results.
- Monitor students in health office and communicate appropriately with students, parent and
teachers. Handle daily correspondence as directed by school nurse.
- Answer phone, take messages and greet students, staff and parents at the health office.
- Maintain health office supplies and equipment, database, and Medicaid records.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times.
- May be asked to perform hearing and vision screenings at different schools as a member of the
district screening team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of district policies and procedures affecting assigned work
Prepared: 3/2000
Revised: 7/2015 PSPC

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Health Assistant PAY GRADE: 38

? Knowledge of standard office practices and principles
? Basic knowledge of medical terminology
? Skill utilizing a personal computer and related software
? Skill administering hearing and vision screenings for students of varying ages and ability levels
? Skill using a variety of office equipment
? Skill communicating verbally and in writing
? Skill to maintain accurate records for compliance with district, federal, and state guidelines
? Ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification
? Obtain and/or maintain AZ DHS hearing screener certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Potential exposure to infectious disease

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Repetitive motion and eye strain through extensive utilization of computer hardware and software
To assist student may lift up to 50 pounds
May be required to lift, transport, and set up hearing and vision screening equipment and supplies with
possible combined weight of 25 pounds
May need to lift and carry laptop computer

REPORTS TO:
School Nurse and/or Principal

EVALUATION:
Classified Personnel Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
N/A
Prepared: 3/2000
Revised: 7/2015 PSPC

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