Clinic Assistant

Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Oct 11, 2022
Closes
Feb 27, 2023
Ref
2848
Industry
Education
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time
Description:

The Clinic Assistant strengthens and facilitates the educational process by assisting the School Nurse to complete the task of modifying or removing health related barriers to learning and promoting optimal levels of well-being in students and staff.

Responsible to the Health Services Coordinator and the Chief of Student Services, Alternative Programs and Equity in matters of provision of health services in the individual school and collectively within ACPS administratively.

Responsible for day to day operations of the Health Office to the School Nurse in the individual school building.

Responsible to the building principal in matters of school building administration in the individual school building.

Qualifications:
  • Education: Completion of a commonwealth approved nursing educational program, preferred.
  • Certificates & Licenses: License to practice nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for Virginia required. Licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is preferred. Professional Healthcare Provider CPR, First Aid, and AED certification required. If selected candidate does not have a current certification, they must be obtained within 30 days of employment.
  • Experience: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the School Nurse with day to day operations of the Health Office, including administering first aid to students and staff
  • Conducts nursing procedures under the direction of the School Nurse, I.e. vital signs, medication administration, diabetic monitoring, straight catheterization, tube feedings, and other procedures as directed by the School Nurse once proper training has been given.
  • Follows the nursing process and implements the nursing portions of 504s, IEPs, and IHPs as directed by the School Nurse.
  • Provides personal care for students including assistance with toileting, feeding, grooming, and other activities of daily living.
  • Documents nursing services provided on the Electronic Health Record and supports documentation required for Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to all infection control procedures including proper hands washing, contact with blood or other patient secretions, and standard precautions
  • Conducts mandated screenings such as vision and hearing, and assists the School Nurse in maintaining proper documentation of screenings
  • Conducts immunization screenings and assists the School Nurse in notifying families of immunization and physical exam needs and requirements.
  • Performs clerical tasks such as answering the phone, preparing written materials, maintaining health records, maintaining emergency information, filing, photocopying, compiling data, and other administrative functions as directed by the School Nurse
  • Assists with cleaning the clinic and stocking supplies
  • Adheres to established departmental protocols, policies, and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards
  • Demonstrates professionalism and an attitude of cooperation when serving the students and staff under the direction of the School Nurse
  • Travels between schools as directed by the Health Services Coordinator and/or the School Nurse
  • Provides one on one care to special education students as directed by the Health Services Coordinator on an as needed basis
  • Organizes work to complete tasks within the given time period
  • Maintains confidentiality of the students and staff seeking health-related assistance
  • Communicates with and reports problems to the School Nurse in a professional manner
  • Attends appropriate in-service training
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient functioning of the clinic

Clearances:
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.

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Primary Location:
Division-Wide
Salary Range:
$24,597.50 - $30,263.81 / Support SUP-15
Shift Type:
Full-Time

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