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Health Care Technician (LVN)

Company: Oxnard School District
Location: Oxnard
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

New open positions are pending. Positions in this class are typically 7 hours per day, 183 work days per year.

For this recruitment, you must attach the following for your application to not be rejected:

1) Verification (license number and expiration date) or a copy of your current LVN (or higher) license.

For an overview of the Classified Employment Process including information on application screening, testing, health and welfare benefits, and advanced salary step placement, please click here: Classified Employment Procedure.

Please refer to the "Employment Standards" section of this bulletin to make sure you meet all requirements before applying.

This is a Dual Certification recruitment: Candidates who attain a passing score on each examination part will be placed in rank order on an eligibility list after promotional credits are added to the composite test scores of promotional candidates. These examinations are open to permanent employees and the public.

Definition

Under general supervision of an assigned supervisor and/or credentialed school nurse, to provide assigned health services related to the medical and physical records and needs of students; to perform a variety of first aid, record keeping and clerical duties; to perform specialized personal and health care services for students as assigned; and to perform related work as required. This position is coordinated through the Pupil Services Department and monitored by the school nurses.

Incumbents perform specialized health care services to children with exceptional needs as required by their physical limitations, and which require specialized training beyond that generally required to obtain a first aid certificate.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Receives supervision from assigned supervisor and/or credentialed school nurse of the Oxnard School District and exercises technical and functional direction over assigned staff.

Examples of Duties: Essential Function Statements

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

1. Assist Principals in maintaining a safe and sanitary school environment;

2. Observe student symptoms and behavior, notifying the certificated school nurse, parents, emergency personnel and school officials as appropriate; assist ill or injured students within boundaries of school law and District regulations; administer first aid including CPR; advise proper authorities of health problems, emergencies and action taken;

3. Schedule and make arrangements for screening at the school location, coordinating with the administration and teachers, contacting parents and requesting volunteers to assist with the process; assist licensed personnel with screening and with necessary follow-up; set up and maintain detailed individual health records for each student; compile information and statistics for required state reports; type memos, lists, correspondence,

4. Reports forms, bulletins and similar material; prepare lists of students' health defects and/or problems;

5. Follow up on required immunizations through letters, telephone and personal contact with parents; record hearing and vision test information and immunization dates in student cumulative folders, use computers and software as appropriate;

6. Assist in rendering various forms of personal care such as toileting, diapering, dressing, undressing, bathing, grooming and feeding of children; assist and instruct students in personal hygiene; assist in lifting pupils in and out of school buses, wheel chairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment;

7. May perform other specialized physical health care services which are necessary during the school day to enable a child to attend school and which are prescribed by the child's licensed physician, such as monitoring, administering and/or supervising a student on insulin, insulin pump, or other insulin devises, catheterization, suctioning, seizure disorders/procedures, breath inhalation therapy, oxygen administration and flow monitoring, glucose monitoring injections, emergency care and other health care related duties as assigned after training and monitoring by a certificated school nurse;

8. Inspect for communicable diseases and/or parasites; as instructed, advise parents, students and teachers of presence of communicable disease and/or parasites, treatment procedures, quarantine requirements and re-admittance procedures; provide factual information to parents and teachers relative to community health resources;

9. Implement and monitor procedures for the safe storage and administration of medications; administer prescribed medications in accordance with District policy and school rules;

10. Perform a variety of clerical duties involved in the maintenance of health records, referrals, and reports, and to assist other school clerical personnel as required; maintain a variety of confidential health related records and files including student medical records, emergency cards, immunizations records, and communicable disease reports;

11. Operate computer and job-specific software, copier, and other standard office machines; inventory, order and requisition medical supplies for school health office;

12. Supervise students in health office; attend in-service meetings; perform related work as required.

Employment Standards: Experience and Training Guidelines

Experience: Experience equivalent to six months working in acute care coupled with some clerical background is preferred.

Training: Must be currently licensed as a Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse in California.

Licenses of Certificates

Minimum of a LVN license required.

Possession of or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

Possession of a valid first aid certificate and CPR certificate.

Knowledge of:

* policies, objectives and procedures related to the school health program including standard health problems associated with school-age children. * methods and techniques of lifting and moving injured or physically limited children. * health and safety and basic first aid techniques, including CPR. * basic emergency procedures related to obtaining professional medical and safety assistance. * pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. * personal hygiene practices; * basic medical terminology; * procedures for promoting health, hygiene and physical well being; * causes and means of transmission and methods of control of common diseases; * modern office practices, procedures and equipment including telephone techniques and etiquette; * principles and procedures of record keeping and report preparation * English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation; * principles and procedures for health care services that have been prescribed by licensed physicians * available community health resources. * Oral and written communications skills.

Ability to:

* perform a variety of health care procedures including first aid and CPR to ill or injured children; * react calmly, effectively and efficiently under stressful situations and emergencies. * understand and empathize with children having a variety of health care needs; * learn medical procedures as necessary. * lift children in and out of wheel chairs, braces, and other orthopedic equipment. * recognize and report safety hazards. * analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. * learn and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent health and safety regulations; * learn community health procedures and policies. * provide information and assistance to parents, the general public and other staff members in a helpful, courteous and timely manner. * establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. * maintain confidentiality of privileged information obtained in the course of work. * communicate clearly, concisely and effectively both orally and in writing. * perform routine clerical duties and maintain records. * understand and follow oral and written directions. * travel to multiple sites within workday; ride school buses as necessary. * establish and maintain files, records, reports and referrals; * make simple arithmetical calculations. * operate computerized data base programs and other standard office equipment. * organize and maintain an effective record-keeping system. * plan, organize and prioritize work within established timelines. * Assist children 50 to 90 pounds into and out of wheelchairs. * work independently with little supervision

Supplemental Information: Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions: Classroom environment; school office environment; subject to traveling from site to site; indoor and outdoor recreational facilities; toilet, clean, diaper and feed children with limitations.

Physical Conditions: Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for lifting and providing personal hygiene assistance and other duties related to the specific limitations of the children; sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; near visual acuity to review written documentation; ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and on the telephone; manual dexterity to operate a telephone; lift horizontally and vertically, bend and stoop.

Keywords: Oxnard School District, Oxnard , Health Care Technician (LVN), Other , Oxnard, California

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