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Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32304

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Requisition No: 401122 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE - 64937217 1 1

Position Number: 64937217 

Salary:  $13.00 hr 

Posting Closing Date: 12/03/2021 

Open Competitive

School Health Aide Position:

10 Month Schedule (Aug-May)

36 Hours per week $13/Hour


Your Specific Responsibilities:

The School Health Aide, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Specialist(RN), provides school health services to students, staff, families and school visitors. This school health position will work a 10 month, school year calendar with time off during Winter Break, Spring Break, and the summer. In this position you 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 Leon County Health Department, the employee will be able to function as a paraprofessional in the school health room setting under the close oversight of the Registered Nurse Specialist. Responsibilities and duties include maintaining a cooperative, caring relationship with students and their parents/guardians, school staff, and Leon County Health Department staff/supervisors.



Duties are as follows:

  • Triages 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 Leon County Public School System, the Leon County Health Department. the Florida State Department of Education.
  • Implements federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and procedures related to school health services.
  • Implements laws, regulations, policies and procedures to control communicable disease within the school setting.
  • Maintains daily, monthly, and yearly statistics on health room services for reporting purposes to code in HMS, EARS, and FOCUS.
    Perform clerical duties regarding health services that include:
  • Organize, file, and maintain health Information in a confidential manner.
  • Documentation of health services provided.
  • Maintain the clinic supply inventory.
  • Assist the school nurse with students' health record review and follow up, using emergency clinic cards.
  • 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 individual health record on FOCUS.
  • Communicates necessary medical information in a timely manner 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 absence or technical difficulties.
  • Establishes and maintains open communication and a cooperative relationship with students, staff, parents, and 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 task 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.             
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to communicate and listen effectively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
  • Ability to interview students to obtain health information.
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and data entry.

Knowledge of HIPPA guidelines for student’s medical records. 
Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:
To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.
I nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.
C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.
A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.
R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.
E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.
Where You Will Work:
School Clinic

Please be advised:
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. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration.
Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.
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.
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 Department's 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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee