HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE - Quincy - job 676632

The State of Florida

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Quincy, Florida

Salary: $18,259 - 23,000 per year

Employment type: Full-time

Requisition No: 346483

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE - 64086376

Position Number: 64086376

Salary: $18,259.02 - 23,000.00

Posting Closing Date: 04/14/2021



  • All applications for employment must be received via the People First System.

  • All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

  • Salary will be determined in accordance with current pay policy. Employees are normally hired at the minimum of the salary range.


This is work in one of the following areas: (1) performing clinical and housekeeping support functions in a clinic; (2) Administration of medication ordered by a physician in a clinic setting; (3) conducting public health field surveys; (4) administering preliminary pure tone audiometric and vision tests; or (5) taking vital signs and distributing sterile supplies and equipment.


The School Health Support Aide, under the supervision of the Senior Community Health Nurse (RN), provides school health services to students, staff, families, and school visitors. This school health position will work a 10 month, school year calendar schedule with time off during the winter break, spring break, and summer breaks.

In this position, the incumbent will assist in the delivery of health services to public school students, for the improvement of their health status with the goal of optimal health so health issues will not interfere with their education at school. After a planned orientation to familiarize the employee with the Gadsden County Health Department, the employee will be able to function as a paraprofessional in the school health room setting under close oversight of the School Health Nurse. Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to maintaining a cooperative, caring relationship with students and their parents/guardians, school staff, and Gadsden County Health Department staff/supervisors. The incumbent may also be required to travel from different schools providing services.

Essential Job Functions

  • Triage student complaints, observe their health status, provide comfort measures, first aid, and /or CPR to ill or injured children following the regulations and procedures established by the Gadsden County Public School System and the Gadsden County Health Department.

  • Implements federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and procedures related to school health services.

  • Implements laws, regulations, policies, and procedures to control communicable diseases within the school setting.

  • Maintains daily, monthly, and yearly statistics on health room services for reporting purposes to code in HMS EARS and Electronic Record.

  • Perform clerical duties regarding health services that include:

  • Organize, file, and confidentially maintain health information.

  • Documentation of health services provided.

  • Maintain the clinic supply inventory.

  • Assist the school nurse with students’ health record review and follow up.

  • Administers medication to students per policy and procedure, maintaining student medications and records per policy and procedure.

  • Assists with blood glucose monitoring, insulin administration, and carbohydrate counting for diabetic students.

  • Identifies and documents students with health problems and refers students to the SCHN (school nurse).

  • Enters services provided to each student in their health record on electronic health record.

  • Communicates necessary medical information promptly to parents/guardians, the school nurse, and appropriate school personnel while maintaining confidentiality.

  • Maintains emergency procedure information for students and staff.

  • Maintains a back-up notebook in the event of an absence of technical difficulties.

  • Establishes and maintains open communication and a cooperative relationship with students, staff, parents, and the community.

  • Maintains a clean, safe, and adequately stocked health room.

  • Ability to accept supervisory direction.

  • Ability to perform specialized medical procedures for students after receiving child-specific training and delegation of tasks by the school nurse. (i.e) Insulin administration, blood glucose monitoring, and/or CPR.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication, both orally and in writing, with school administrators, central office personnel, faculty, staff, parents, and students.

  • Ability to provide a supportive atmosphere for students and staff while assuring appropriate health room use.


  • Helps patient with personal hygiene and performs therapeutic activities.

  • Performs light housekeeping assignments.

  • Purchases food and household supplies and prepares and serves meals.

  • Takes routine care of children during absence or incapacitation of responsible adult.

  • Prepares treatment rooms for use by patients.

  • Cleans and sterilizes equipment and supplies.

  • Records specimens, samples, and food and liquid intake and output; pulls and files records; and posts visits or update charts.

  • Reports bladder and bowel patterns to nurse.

  • Demonstrates correct body alignment for bed patients; changes linen.

  • Meets emotional needs of patients; listens to, anticipates, and grants reasonable requests.

  • Secures information concerning health conditions of the home, transmits memorized program information to families, and attempts to interest families in available community health resources.

  • Explains testing procedures.

  • Contacts schools and arranges for testing days.

  • Posts results of tests on school records.

  • Prepares reports and maintains equipment in operating condition.

  • Admits patients to ward areas.

  • Updates charts and records food and liquid intake and output.

  • Checks patients and provides aid and assistance.

  • Performs related work as required.

  • Travels from different schools to provide services.


  • Not applicable for this class.

Preference will be given to candidates with an active, unencumbered CNA license in the State of Florida.


Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate


Talking to others to effectively convey information


Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience. Ability to effectively chart within an electronic medical record and correctly read and interpret medical language and abbreviations.


Ability to interview clients and obtain medical history.

Documenting/Recording Information

Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information. Ability to use an electronic health record to record data of health information.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others. Ability to triage student health care needs and complete treatment and interventions in a timely manner.

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems. Ability to triage student needs, provide correct treatment and response. Ability to provide CPR and first aid to students and staff. Ability to administer medication ordered by a physician utilizing the medication rights of administration.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Coordination of care with parents, and school partners to meet student’s medical needs.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

Equipment Selection

Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

Medical Terminology

Knowledge of basic medical terminology/techniques.

NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.

“Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.”


To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, click here. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.

Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women. The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise. Through the Departments VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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