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Date: Jan 24, 2020

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Requisition No: 2645 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: OPS HEALTH SUPPORT AIDE - 64937216

Position Number: 64937216 

Salary:  TBD 

Posting Closing Date: 05/20/2020 

School Health Aide Position:

10 Month Schedule (Aug-May)

35 Hours per week




The School Health 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 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 (Senior) Community Health Nurse.  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 Health Master.
  • 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 Health Master.
  • 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.



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 where appropriate.

Speaking                                                   Ability to communicate competently with tact and listen effectively

Writing                                                      Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

Interviewing                                              Ability to interview clients to obtain information           

Documenting/Recording Information    Enters, transcribes, records, stores, or maintains information

Time Management                                   Ability to work independently within the guidelines of policy and procedure using discretion and good judgment

Problem Identification                             Ability to Identify the nature of problems

Coordination                                            Adjusting actions in relation to other’s actions              

Equipment Selection                               Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do each 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                                                        


**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this advertisement must be verifiable in your application and/or resume. **

This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening, and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct the 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 on the date of your retirement.

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

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