Summary

Student Support Services (Licensed) | Licensed School Health Associate | Lincoln Center Elementary School | Available: 2024-25 School Year

Description

Effective immediately, Human Resources is accepting online applications for the position of Licensed School Health Associate at Lincoln Center Elementary School for the 2024-25 School Year.  This is a nine-month position scheduled to work on student days.  Range of pay is $31.00 – $37.00 dependent on license and experience; Student Support-Independent Group.

Application Process:  To be considered for the position, submit online application at www.sspps.org.  Posting will remain open until filled.

Reportt to:  Student Services Director and Licensed School Nurse

Job Summary
The Licensed School Health Associate will assist the professional staff in the total implementation of the Health Services program.
 
Essential Functions
The Licensed School Health Associate is an RN or LPN.  At no time should they be expected to provide professional service or substitute for a licensed school nurse.  The Licensed School Health Associate will confer with the Licensed School Nurse regarding health issues within the building.  The Licensed School Nurse will delegate any nursing responsibilities to the Licensed School Health Associate as appropriate.
 
Judgement Required:

  • Ability to determine, prioritize, schedule and complete complex job assignments and projects without supervision and within the time allocated
  • Ability to operate independently and effectively while following established procedures and protocols.
  • Ability to anticipate and/or recognize problems and/or complications and to determine and implement practical corrective solutions to problems and issues.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with individuals regardless of socioeconomic status or intellectual capacity.
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills when completing unique or complex job assignments
  • Ability to determine what is confidential and proprietary information, and how to use that information in a proper manner.
  • Ability to communicate positively about the school district at all times.

 
Working Conditions:

  • Perform under normal conditions where there are minimal negative environmental factors
  • Perform within moderate noise levels with frequent interruptions
  • Perform at moderate to high pace for extended periods of time
  • Perform in a classroom environment with professionalism and proficiency.

 
Performance Responsibilities

  • First Aid
  • Participate in emergency care of injured or ill students/staff according to district policy
  • Complete accident reports for administration and for file in Health Office.
  • Notify parent/guardian as indicated on the emergency card.
  • May not transport students

 

  • Dispensing Medication
  • Medicine is not dispensed without instruction and written orders from the attending physician and parent permission.  See MN School Health Guide
  • Consult with Licensed School Nurse regarding dosage, schedule for administration, side effects and other pertinent data regarding medication.
  • Keep accurate records of medications brought to health office; and records each administration of medication within computer systems

 

  • Immunization Data Collection
  • Obtain complete immunization histories on all new or transfer students according to district policy.
  • Notify Licensed School Nurse of non-compliant student

 

  • Recordkeeping
  • Prepare and maintain cumulative health records on all students
  • Record appropriate data on school health records at the direction of the Licensed School Nurse
  • Record all visits of students and inform Licensed School Nurse and Principal of unusual and/or serous pupil illness or injury, refer to Licensed School Nurse about exclusions or re-admissions.
  • Check absentee records and follow up on children who are frequently absent in coordination with attendance office and/or Licensed School Nurse
  • Compile a list of health concerns and handicapped children with information that is current and records on their cumulative health record.
  • Complete all necessary records regarding Third Party Reimbursement for MN eligible students

 

  • Screening
  • Perform initial screening procedures as directed by the Licensed School Nurse
  • Schedule screening with Licensed School Nurse, teachers, and principal
  • Record screening on health record
  • Schedule rechecks for students who failed first screening
  • Keep record of all referrals sent
  • Contact parents if referrals are not returned
  • Prepare preliminary reports of screening for vision, hearing, and scoliosis for State Department of Health for Licensed School Nurse

 

  • Other Programs
  • Dental
  • Assist with dental health education

 

  • Procedures for Students with Disabilities
  • Perform necessary nursing procedures as delegated by the Licensed School Nurse and at the direction of the Licensed School Nurse
  • Assist in adaptations to allow the student to function in the school setting

 

  • Communication
  • Communicate with Licensed School Nurse by email, phone, visit as necessary
  • Communicate objective health data to student and teaching staff as appropriate
  • Notify parents or guardians of illness or injury as needed
  • Notify Licensed School Nurse and/or Principal of serious incidents including child abuse
  • Attend health service staff meetings as scheduled

 

  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assume responsibility for the cleanliness of the office
  • Order supplies and forms from the District Office as needed
  • Take responsibility as delegated for exclusions and readmission of students according to school policy
  • Alert to health and safety hazards in the school environment
  • Carry out policies and procedures adopted by the school administrative body.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information learned or received on the job about students and their families
  • Contact the parent/guardian for transportation of ill/injured students according to district policy (on student emergency sheet).
  • Participate in the special meetings as required by Licensed School Nurse and/or Principal, i.e. meeting regarding students with special needs, and contributions to health component of the IEP.
  • Attend special workshops as required, i.e., diabetes, scoliosis, vision, hearing, blood pressure screening, overdose medication.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school health program
  • Serve as a resource to staff for health education purposes

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Graduate of accredited RN or LPS school.  Current Minnesota RN or LPN license
  • Maturity and stability
  • An interest in working with children/adolescents
  • Ability and willingness to learn screening procedures; vision, hearing, head lice, heights and weight, and scoliosis
  • Organizational skills
  • Respect for confidentiality of information
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to react quickly and decisively in a crisis
  • Ability to function with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to recognize job limitations
  • Computer skills
  • Maintain current CPR and first aid certification

 
Physical Requirements
The physical demands and working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
 
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  The employee is occasionally required to kneel, reach, stand, walk and climb stairs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.