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School Health Assistant

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Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

Location:

Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge, MA

Department: Human Resources Temp Pool

Job Type: Full Time

Job Class: Non-Union

Work Shift: Days

Work Days: 7:30a-4p

Hours/Week: 40

Date Posted: 01/21/2021

Requisition Number: 101345

Job Details

* High School/GED
* Job Purpose: To assist in the non-professional aspects of the School Health Program as determined by the Registered Nurse. The School Health Assistant is under the direct supervisor of the Registered Nurse in each school building. This position will have a special focus on providing support to the School Health RN during the Covid pandemic.

Duties/Responsibilities: The School Health Assistant primarily works independently within the school health office and or school setting with the nurse available by phone, hand held radio or beeper. This position will have a special focus on providing support to the School Health RN during the Covid pandemic. This includes monitoring the symptomatic child, communication with the child’s family and the supervising RN. In addition, this includes implementing Anterior Nasal Swabbing of symptomatic students and teachers/staff, as well as biweekly surveillance testing, proper handling and labeling of specimens, delivery or organization of specimens to be either picked up or delivered to specific locations during the workday.

Qualifications/Requirements: High school diploma required, AHA BLS certification required. Health Aide certification preferred. Experience working with school-age children preferred. Knowledge of child growth and development. Knowledge of signs/symptoms of Covid-19.

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