Clinic Aide

Job category: Paraprofessional
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Director of Health Services
Date Revised: October 1, 2015
Dept./School: Assigned Campus

Primary purpose

Work under the immediate guidance and direction of a licensed registered nurse to maintain routine clinic records, provide minor first aid care, administer medications and conduct health screenings.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

High School Diploma or GED

Certification in health-related field, preferred

Experience

One (1) year experience in health-related position; experience working with school-age children

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of basic first aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Proficient computer and clerical skills

Ability to implement policies and procedures

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

Nursing Services

  • Provide basic first aid and care for minor injuries and illnesses according to a detailed protocol established by the school nurse (RN).
  • Administer medication to students according to board policy and district procedures and maintain accurate log of medications dispensed.
  • Assist with screening programs, take vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration rate and blood pressure), and accurately document results as prescribed by district, state and federal requirements.  Communicate findings to supervising school health staff for direction.
  • Escort students to and from health room and assist students with disabilities as necessary.
  • Contact parents of students who need to be picked up from school according to established school health services protocols or as directed by the school nurse (RN).
  • Contact emergency medical services (EMS) according to established school health services protocols or as directed by the school nurse (RN).
  • Communicate effectively with students, faculty and parents.
  • Respond to suggestion for improvement in a positive manner.
  • Work in harmony with associates. 

Safety 

  • Maintain an efficient and safe clinic including following infection control procedures as directed by the school nurse (RN).  Use Universal Precautions Procedures when cleaning all body spills and providing wound care.

Clerical 

  • Prepare, compile, maintain and file all correspondence, reports, records and other documents required, including accurate and confidential student electronic health records.
  • Maintain clinic supply inventory and request supplies as needed. 

Compliance 

  • Comply with policies established by federal and state laws, Texas Department of Health rules, State Board of Education rules, and board policy.  Comply with all district and campus routines and regulations including attendance and duty hour requirements.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Supervisory Responsibilities:     

  • None.

 

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard medical clinic equipment including automated external defibrillator (AED); special needs adaptive equipment; standard office equipment including computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting, frequent standing; kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional walking, reaching, grasping/squeezing, wrist flexion/extension
Lifting: 
Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds); may require occasional heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and position of students with physical disabilities; controlling behavior through physical restraint, assisting non-ambulatory students
Environment: 
Exposure to biological hazards, bacteria and communicable diseases; may work prolonged or irregular hours.
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.