EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - HEALTH ROOM - 21/22 SY - Placitas - job 676740

Albuquerque Public Schools

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Placitas, New Mexico

Employment type: Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:





To assist supervising nurse in the promotion of health and safety in the school in accordance with all policies and procedures.




WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:




  • The incumbent will work with APS staff members in a team environment which may include the administrative staff, State department personnel, APS legal counsel, parents, students, advocates and others outside the District.


  • Frequent interactions with people in person and on the phone will be necessary.


  • Travel from location to location may be necessary.


  • Functions are performed indoors and outside in a normal school environment.


  • Exposure to sick and injured students.





ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:





Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:




  • Administers and documents first aid care to students following District policy.


  • Assists in the self-administration of medication as directed by APS medication policy and supervising nurse.


  • Assists in maintaining immunization records and enforcing registration requirements as required by New Mexico laws and regulations.


  • Assists in maintaining school health record system.


  • Reports student illness, unusual events and injuries to immediate supervisor, appropriate personnel and parents.


  • Performs vision, hearing, height and weight screening tests.


  • Maintains clean, organized and orderly health room environment.


  • Maintains inventory and orders health room supplies.


  • Performs clerical tasks as requested by supervising nurse.


  • Performs student-specific medical procedures and/or treatments as requested by supervising nurse according to the delegation policy of the New Mexico Board of Nursing.

  • Assists in the toileting or diapering of students when appropriate following established procedures.


  • Serves as a model in developing students’ language and behavior.


  • Monitors student activities in classrooms, school grounds, hallways, lunchrooms, field trips, bus loading areas, and other areas relevant to the teaching environment.


  • Provides support for non-instructional duties such as monitoring snacks, restrooms, clothing areas, etc.

  • Escorts students to other locations on campus and off campus with approval in case of emergencies.




PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation:



  • The employee must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds in supplies which requires bending, stooping and lifting.


  • The employee must have the physical strength and ability to assist injured students or staff members in emergency situations by positioning or moving following established procedures.

  • The employee must use hands and arms to manipulate objects.


  • The employee must use keyboards, tools and other controls.


  • The employee must sit and stand for long periods of time.


  • The employee must have normal vision and hearing with or without aid.


  • The employee must be able to move about assigned location unaided during the day.




PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:




  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.




  • Flexibility, organization, decision-making and problem solving skills.




  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations in-person and on the telephone.




  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects.




  • Knowledge of District policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect







REQUIREMENTS:





MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:




  • High School Diploma or GED.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.


  • Licensure based on State Department of Education Regulation No. 90-5


  • Successful completion of training in first aid and CPR.




CONTACT INFORMATION:





Contact: Cheryl Greenwood at / cheryl.greenwood@aps.edu



APPLY TO:





APPLY ONLINE: WWW.APS.EDU, APS Jobs, Classified Application.


In addition to providing supporting documents to meet the position requirements, you must also submit an updated cover letter & resume.





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