Health Associate Pool
2023-2024 School Year
Pay Grade: 603
Salary Range: $24,522 - $34,565
Duty Days: 183
Works under the immediate guidance and direction of a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Nurse Specialist V to maintain routine clinic records administer medication, preform specialized procedures, provide minor first aid care, and conduct health screenings.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Performs specialized health care procedures (e.g., catheterizations, tracheostomy care, diabetic care, and g-button feeding when ordered by the student’s health care provider according to District policy and procedures) under the direction of a licensed Registered Nurse (RN) according to District policy and procedures.
- Provides basic first aid and care for minor injuries and illnesses according to a detailed protocol established by Health Services
- Administers medication to students according to board policy and District procedures
- Assists with screening programs and accurately documents results as specified by District, state, and federal requirements; communicates findings to supervising school health staff for direction.
- Escorts students to and from health clinic and assists students with disabilities as necessary.
- Contacts parents of students who need to be picked up from school according to established Health Services protocols or as directed by the school nurse.
- Contacts emergency medical services (EMS) according to established Health Services protocols or as directed by the school nurse.
- Maintains an efficient and safe clinic including following infection control procedures as directed by the school nurse.
- Uses Universal Precautions procedures when cleaning all body fluid spills and providing wound care.
- Complies with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of State Health Services rule, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
- Complies with all District and campus routines and regulations; maintains confidentiality.
- Compiles, maintains, and files all reports, records, and other documents required, including clinic records and confidential student health records (e.g., health services in Student Information System [SIS], electronic medical record, immunization records, medication administration records, and individual student treatment records).
- Maintains clinic supply inventory and requests supplies as needed.
- Maintains certification for mandated screenings and Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
- Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
- Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
- Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
- Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education, as well as District policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of school health, nursing administration, community medical, and healthcare services.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to exercise discretion regarding matters of a sensitive or confidential nature.
- Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms, with students, parents, and school personnel.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, work under pressure, and meet multiple deadlines.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
- Ability to respect differences and value the diversity of cultures of program participants.
- Ability to work independently to manage multiple work streams while balancing competing priorities with attention to detail.
- Skill in actively looking for ways to help people.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals; standard medical clinic equipment including AED; special needs adaptive equipment.
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching; frequent walking, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension.
- Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, and/or assisting non-ambulatory students.
- Exerting: May be required to physically restrain students as needed (to prevent unsafe behavior).
- Environment: Works in an office and/or clinical setting; exposure to biological hazards, bacteria, communicable diseases, blood, or body fluids; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Education: Accredited High School diploma, GED, or Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS), AED, and CPR Certificate required
- First Aid Certification preferred.
- Experience: 1 year as a Nurse Aid preferred
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency preferred in some settings.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.