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School Healthcare Coordinator (part-time)

School Operations | Santa Rosa, CA | Part Time

Job Description

Overview of School:

Sonoma Academy is an independent high school located in Santa Rosa, CA on a 34-acre campus, surrounded by 1,000 acres of protected open space, at the base of Taylor Mountain. Founded in 2001, it provides an engaging, challenging, and innovative college preparatory education and a supportive community for motivated learners from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino counties. The school currently serves 330 students in grades 9 through 12 and is increasing its enrollment each year. For more information on programs and philosophy, please visit our website:     

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Mission:

We believe that learning occurs best in a connected community. Diversity, equity, and inclusivity are essential to an education in which all members of our community thrive. We are committed to cultivating a diverse community that is conscious and welcoming of difference, dedicated to investigating and advancing equity, and engages with our local and global community.  We are deeply committed to having a staff, faculty, and student body who reflect the rich diversity within the North Bay and we strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply. If you would like to join us in our work, we welcome your application.

Overview of Position:

The School Healthcare Coordinator is a new part-time role responsible for overseeing and providing services related to maintaining the health and wellness of students. This role will be central to implementing new Covid-19 related protocols and safety procedures related to reopening our school campus.

Schedule: This is a part-time position that follows the school calendar; daily hours 7:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Compensation: Hourly, commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Reports to: Rebecca Brown, Chief Operating Officer

Overview of position:

The School Healthcare Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and providing services related to maintaining the health and wellness of students, and to assist with implementing new Covid 19 related protocols and safety procedures related to reopening our school campus.

Primary Responsibilities:

    COVID-19 Specific Healthcare:

  • Support the work of the Health & Safety Task Force as it determines protocols and processes for student & staffulty return to campus.

  • Coordinate the implementation of safety protocols on campus, including COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.

  • Coordinate with County and State Health officials as necessary should a student or staffulty contract COVID-19.

  • Train and supervise staffulty providing health checks (including temperature checks) during arrivals to campus.

  • Maintain equipment and PPE necessary to comply with all health & safety protocols.

  • Support development of training modules for students & staffulty on campus during a pandemic

     General Health Care:

  • Establish and maintain standards of first aid care for the emergency treatment of student and staff injuries and illness during the school day.

  • Accurately dispense student medications as per MD order and/or parental consent, and observe for adverse reactions.

  • Maintain accurate records and logs of all medications dispensed.

  • Maintain accurate daily records of injuries, visits, including name, date, description, and actions taken.

  • Organize and maintain medication cabinet and medical administration and daily health office  records, and prepare required reports.

  • Report all communicable diseases cases as required to administration, and also appropriate agencies.

  • At all times exercise appropriate and applicable universal precaution procedures.

  • Ensure a clean and sanitary health office at all times.

  • Escort students as necessary, including providing assistance to students with disabilities.

  • Ensure and maintain the highest levels of confidentiality regarding sensitive information of students at all times.

  • Maintain first aid and disaster preparedness supply inventory.

  • Provide timely parent contact via phone calls regarding student health, injuries, etc.

  • Support school attendance by working closely with students who must use medication in the treatment of illness or chronic disabilities.

  • Support school administration by performing tasks related to student data collection and responding to frequently asked questions. 

  • Additional tasks and projects as assigned to support the entire school function.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, or Medical Assistant 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse

  • Knowledge of communicable disease prevention and medication protocol

  • Conversational Spanish proficiency

Desired competencies: 

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, with a professional and empathetic approach

  • Calm under pressure with the ability to adapt and improvise when obstacles or crisis present themselves

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative environment and work closely with colleagues and students

  • Experience and/or enthusiasm for working within a diverse community

  • Positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexible approach, and a sense of humor

Work Environment:

This position operates in a professional, collaborative, office environment at a private, independent high school. Tasks involve the ability to exert physical effort including balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects weighing up to 20 pounds.