• Nurse Paraprofessional

    Job Location US-PA-Greensburg
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/13/2018 1:21 PM)
    Job ID
    6246
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Part-Time
    Regular / Temporary
    Regular
  • Overview

    The nurse paraprofessional is a health services specialist who assists pupils in attaining and /or maintaining optimum health and promotes good health habits and attitudes. Work schedule will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

     

    This position is for nonpublic schools and is designed to assist the school district nurses with the below list. The school district nurses are ultimately responsible for the nonpublic schools within their jurisdiction. Our nurse paraprofessionals work in collaboration with them.  Our current nurse paraprofessionals are able to be at their schools during the students' lunch periods, 3-5 days a week. There are openings in the Kittanning, Sarver, Ford City, Vandergrift & Greensburg areas.

    Responsibilities

    • Review immunization records for school age children
    • Assist with Medical/Dental Screenings
    • Prepare and file state reports as required by law
    • Conduct audiometric screenings
    • Conduct scoliosis screenings
    • Conduct vision screenings
    • Conduct Height and Weight Screenings
    • Provide other optional screenings as needed, ex. Blood Pressure, Lice
    • Maintain student health records
    • Administer medication and/or treatment when necessary for pupils to attend school
    • Provide first aid and emergency care to all school age children
    • Provide the following services as promulgated by individual State Law/Regulation:
    • Notify parent/guardian if a screening defect is found upon screening and recommend appropriate follow-up
    • Observe and recommend to principal, exclusion of students who show evidence of communicable diseases and/or whose immunization records are not received from parent/guardian after numerous attempts.
    • Submit monthly report of health services and screenings performed to Catapult Learning Regional Director
    • Other duties may be assigned

     

    Qualifications

    Requirements for hire include a valid RN license, as required by contract. Pediatric experience is desirable, but not necessary. RN license and a Basic Life Support CPR - Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider card, as required by contract.

     

    PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.

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