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Tacoma Public Schools HEALTH ROOM ASSISTANT NURSE in Tacoma, Washington

Expected Start Date: September 1, 2021 FTE: .8125 Hours per day: 6.5 Salary Level: PA10 $32.11 DOE Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active Benefits: This job has the full range of benefits offered by Tacoma Public Schools. Additional Information: Health Room Assistant Nurse staff are District Deployed and assigned locations may change from year to year. Requires valid WA State LPN or RN license. These positions are "Floaters" across the whole District in support of the Health Services Department functions and tasks related to COVID action items such as vaccination and/or testing sites/clinics. They may also fill in for absences or vacancies as needed. Staff will be based in specific "regions" but may be required to work at any District location. Summary:This position assists in meeting the health needs of students according to District policies and school procedures under the guidance and direction of the school nurse and the school/building based administrator; documents and maintains student health information required by the District and by federal and state regulations; and provides appropriate care for ill, medically fragile, and injured students. Responsibilities:1. Assists, promotes, and protects the optimal health status of students and staff; observes for student health, psychosocial and other needs, and refers appropriately.2. Works as a team member with school nurse and school staff to help students obtain optimal physical, emotional, and social well-being necessary for learning.3. Assists with and administers first aid care and specialized treatment in accordance with established guidelines for ill, medically fragile, and injured students.4. Assists in the safe administration of medication as mandated by state law and District policy.5. Prepares and/or maintains documentation and reports necessary to carry out the activities of the school health room.6. Assists in maintaining all students’ immunization information in accordance with legal and District requirements.7. Follows established procedures to ensure confidentiality.8. Reports students with contagious diseases to the school nurse or principal in accordance with established guidelines; uncovers health problems through screening, observation and interviews, and notifies the school nurse of findings; screens and evaluates findings of deficit in vision, hearing, and scoliosis, or other; assists in identifying students having evidence of abuse and/or neglect and reports to the school nurse and proper law enforcement agencies as required by District policy and state law.9. Maintains clear and open communication with the school nurse via daily communication in an agreed upon manner.10. Participates in, contributes to, and assists with the implementation of health care planning guidelines and procedures for emergency care of acute illnesses and injuries occurring during the time students are under the jurisdiction of the school.11. Assists in encouraging families to provide for health examin