SCHOOL HEALTH AIDE
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is semi‑technical and clerical health care work which involves providing minor emergency First Aid and CPR and CPR services and assisting a physician or school nurse in a school building. Under direct supervision, an employee in this class provides emergency First Aid and CPR services to pupils and employees and assists a physician or nurse in pre‑physical examinations. Examination results are recorded accurately and completely for a central file system. Responsibilities also include all the clerical record preparation and maintenance associated with the processing of each pupil's and/or employee’s health history.
The work involves considerable contact with many children. Work is reviewed by a superior through observation and checks of compiled records. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Administers minor First Aid and CPR services to pupils and school employees as necessary.
Assists in conducting height, weight and eye examinations.
Assists in preparing for routine physical examinations and tuberculosis tests.
Records and maintains current and accurate medical records on pupils and/or employees.
Orders and maintains health education materials and maintains related bulletin boards.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of First Aid and CPR techniques.
Good knowledge of record keeping and filing.
Working knowledge of medical terminology.
Ability to manage and establish rapport with school age children and/or employees.
Completion of an American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR Course within six (6) months of appointment, or
Possession of a New York State Practical Nurse's license at time of appointment.