Health Aide - Float

Position Purpose:     Perform delegated selected nursing tasks or procedures in the school setting under the supervision of the roving registered professional nurse.



  • High School diploma or higher; First Aid/CPR/AED certification
  • State or National Certification in a health care occupation preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years health-related work experience
  • Dependable in attendance and observance of duty hours
  • Excellent psychological/social- communication and computer technology skills
  • Physical stamina to respond to emergencies
  • Maintain confidentiality- apply new concepts quickly- adapt easily to change- and demonstrate a high degree of organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently within established guidelines.

Physical/Emotional Requirements:  (The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day.)



  • Sensory:  near vision- far vision- perceptual speed- visual color discrimination- depth perception- and hearing sensitivity.
  • Gross Motor Skills:  move within confined spaces- sit and stand with balance- reach above shoulders (med cabinet)- and reach below waist (cabinets- pull in equipment).
  • Fine Motor Skills:  finger dexterity- arm-hand steadiness and manual dexterity- write with pen- key/type (computer)- physical endurance- and sustain repetitive movements (CPR).
  • Mobility:  Twist- bend- stoop/squat- move quickly (response to emergency)- climb (stairs)- and walk.
  • Speech and Communication:  speech clarity- speech recognition- and written expression.
  • Strength and Stamina:  sufficient to perform delegated nursing tasks/procedures for entire duty day.


  • Communication:  listen- explain- reporting- and provide non-judgmental support.
  • Calmness:  think quickly and clearly; be flexible- remaining calm while dealing with emergency situations and unexpected incidents.
  • Stamina and Stability:  work effectively under pressure and throughout the duty day without becoming aggravated or upset.
  • Interpersonal Skills:  interact with students- families- district staff- and community agencies respecting social- cultural- and spiritual diversity.  Do not take offense and to be able to calmly move forward with the day- even if the parent or staff person has said something hurtful.
  • Emotional Strength:  deal with the difficult situations and calmly move forward with the day.  Assume responsibility/accountability for actions.

Performance Responsibilities:

Under the direction of a registered professional nurse:

  • Perform delegated selected specialized caretaking tasks or procedures as defined in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act.
  • Provide immediate care for an anticipated health crisis that is identified in a nursing care plan.
  • Maintain school health records and data entry of nursing services for assigned clinic.
  • Utilize effective communication skills and teamwork approach to promote positive public relations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The health aide functions within the guidelines of the Kansas Nurse Practice Act- Kansas Department of Health and Environment- and Topeka Public School Policies & Procedures.


Terms of Employment:  9 months; full-time



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Support Service Personnel.


Significant Associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outline in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.
Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 01/31/2019

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Employer Information

Topeka USD 501

To apply for a position at Topeka Public Schools, please complete application at Topeka Public Schools is home to some of the finest students in the state of Kansas. Many of our students perform at the highest levels and our staff members are recognized regularly for outstanding accomplishments. Topeka Public Schools offer a variety of comprehensive programs fitted to the needs and interests of students. Excellence and equity are the standard. We take seriously our responsibility to educate all children. Although over half the students in the district are college bound, our commitment is not limited to them alone. Topeka Schools have received national recognition for excellence in education. Several of our schools made the Kansas Standards of Excellence in reading and mathematics with some schools seeing remarkable double-digit gains. Topeka Public Schools enrollment is sixth largest in Kansas, with a total average enrollment of over 14,000 students in elementary through high school. While the Topeka Public Schools are the largest district in Shawnee County, our schools are smaller than most. Elementary schools range in size from 200 to 600 students, including a science & fine arts magnet school and a computer magnet school. Middle schools range from 400 to 600 students and our three high schools have enrollments of 1000 to 2000 students. Hope Street Academy, a charter high school, draws alternative students from across the country. The school district sports complex, Hummer Sports Park, is a six-sport facility featuring state-of-the-art facilities for football, track, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. We are committed to hiring and maintaining superior employees to educate and meet the needs of each student. As the third largest employer in Topeka, employing over 2400 certified and classified staff members, we provide a competitive salary schedule, district-paid insurance benefits, a generous leave package and many other great benefits. If you are interested in joining USD 501, please check the job listings below and visit our website at www.topekapublicschools.netto complete the application. 

Employer Address: 624 SW 24th Street Topeka, Kansas

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