Under general supervision of the School Nurse, administers first aid to injured and ill students; with training by the Nurse, performs delegable nursing services for students according to the Nevada School Nurse Regulation and Advisory Opinion, Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 632; notifies School Nurse, appropriate school authorities, parents/guardian or parent/guardian’s designee in the event of changes in student health status, maintains student health and immunization records. Incumbent performs related work as required.
Renders first aid to injured and ill students according to Student Health Services policies and standards of the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, administers CPR in cases of a life-threatening emergency, cardiac or respiratory arrest; under the direction of the School Nurse, assists students with medication as prescribed by a physician and approved by a parent/guardian; performs delegable nursing procedures for students including, but not limited to clean intermittent catheterization, tracheostomy care, and diapering and toileting, conducts basic vision and hearing screening for students; monitors and audits student Immunization records for school required immunization compliance; refers students to School Nurse and follows Student Health Services policies/procedures for all student health- related issues.
Updates and maintains student health records for each student as designated by the School Nurse; maintains accident and illness documentation for each student assisted in the health office; computer data entry capabilities; performs general clerical duties in the accomplishment of assigned tasks; under the direction of the School Nurse, inputs student health data into the student health database.
Performs periodic maintenance checks of the school site’s Automated External Defibrillator. (AED); sanitizes health office cots; maintains health office area in a neat and clean manner; maintains sufficient stock of health office supplies.
Assists School Nurse and principal in special assignments or daily routines; assists the student, parent/guardian, school personnel and others by providing general information on Student Health Services policies and procedures regarding student health issues.
Education/Experience: Any education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Any related experience that would demonstrate the ability to successfully perform the necessary duties would be qualifying.
Knowledge of: Behavior and characteristics of students from the ages of 3 to 22 years of age is desirable; cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic first aid, and emergency procedures; current office procedures; basic computer software and data-entry skills files and records management; and telephone etiquette.
Skill at: Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation; rendering first aid to injured and ill students; preparing and maintaining accurate and complete records, files and reports; dealing tactfully with students, parents, and school personnel on health issues; applying specific laws, rules and office policies and procedures; reading, writing and speaking English at a level required for successful job performance; working quickly and effectively in stressful and emergency situations; understanding and carrying out oral and written instructions; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of, or have the ability to obtain within 30 days a current Heartsaver + AED CPR card from the American Heart Association; possession of, or ability to obtain within 30 days a Standard First Aid card from American Heart Association or Red Cross.
THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
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