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Medical Support Attendant

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Salary range: 35

Reports to: Director of Special Education


Assist Certificated Teacher(s) in the instruction and supervision of an individual special education student with a medically treated disability by providing health monitoring and medical administration; provide instructional support and child care activities and specialized one-to-one and/or small group support to students in a variety of classroom and vocational settings.

Receive direct to general supervision from Certificated Teacher(s). Where appropriate, receive training and indirect supervision by District Nurse and/or other Professional in the performance of specific Medical and/or Behavior Management procedures. Provide responsible support and follow-through activities as specified in students' Individual Educational Plans (IEPs).


LVN/RN or equivalent and two years health care experience working with children, adolescents, and the public.

Experience handling Frst Aid situations, emotional issues, and chronic health issues such as diabetes, seizure disorders, etc.

  • Assist Classroom ateacher with the development and presentation of learning materials and instructional exercises
  • Tutor students individually or in small groups to reinforce and follow up learning activity
  • Assist in the management and shaping of student behavior through the use of positive reinforcement strategies
  • Auditory and visual monitoring of students both inside the classroom and during outside activities
  • Use computer to maintain student records, attendance, and files
  • Maintain student discipline in the absence of the teacher
  • May use bilingual abilities in dealing with assigned duties related to students, public, and staff
  • Screen and assess medical conditions of students
  • Perform a variety of technical duties in support of student health services; screen and assess medical conditions of students; respond to student health issues and problems; notify parents, staff and health agencies of student, injury or emergencies as necessary
  • Serve as part of a medical team in the event of a medical emergency using basic knowledge of emergency medical triage
  • Administer first aid and provide medical care and treatment to students as appropriate; take and record temperatures; perform first aid procedures and CPR in emergency situations as needed; dispense medications according to physician instructions
  • Prepare and provide medications and related instructions for teachers and staff for field trips
  • Understand the needs of assigned child(ren) and effectively relate to these needs in a learning and/or recreational situation
  • Learn the physical requirements and/or specific needs of assigned special education student(s)
  • Understand and carry out both oral and written instructions in an independent manner
  • Maintain confidentiality of student records
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties
  • Prepare, maintain and update a variety of student records, logs, reports and files related to health, emergency information, immunization, medications, health office visits, illnesses, screenings, accidents, health absences, medical issues and assigned activities
  • Compile, assemble and verify student health information; prepare, process and assure accuracy and completeness of various health forms and paperwork; contact parents to request additional forms, PE and MD notes, and other documents and information as needed
  • Input a variety of student health data and other information into an assigned computer system; maintain automated records and files; generate computerized lists and reports as requested
  • Dispense medications to students according to Physician instructions.
  • Compile and verify data and prepare reports
  • Respond effectively and appropriately to emergency situations
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Meet schedules and time lines
  • Observe health and safety regulations
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy
  • Operate a computer and assigned software
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a copier, fax machine, computer and assigned software
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Maintain calm and patience in stressful situations.
  • Ability to perform a variety of technical duties in support of student health services;
  • Ability to utilize standard health instruments and First Aid supplies and operate a variety of medical equipment such as thermometers, blood pressure units, nebulizers and inhalers;
  • Thorough knowledge of methods to successfully complete necessary Medical, Behavior Management, and Safety and Welfare training;
  • General needs and behaviors of children;
  • Proper English usage and grammar;
  • Computer and software applications appropriate to assignment;
  • General diagnostic methods for illnesses, injuries and medical emergencies;
  • Proper dispensing and administration of medications;
  • General health care practices and procedures;
  • Clean and sterile treatment techniques;
  • Methods of collecting and organizing data and information;
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques;
  • Health and safety regulations;
  • First Aid and CPR procedures.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, turn, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to write, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and taste or smell.

Employee must be able to push and maneuver students in wheelchairs, safely lift and support student's weight for transferring from wheelchairs, toileting etc. Lifting and supporting students with weight up to 70 lbs. and frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing a minimum of 20 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Employee may experience exposure to blood-borne pathogens and bodily fluids.

Work Year: 10 months

Revision Date: 03/24/2017

Initial date: 09/16/2016

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.