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Health Service Technician

Posted: Continuous 2012-01-31
Available: 02/21/2012 Closes: 03/07/2012





  1. California high school diploma granted since January 1, 1981 or passage of Kern County high school proficiency test
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing and mathematics or reading readiness, writing readiness and mathematics readiness, as appropriate
  3. Current California Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse License and CPR/first aid certification
  4. Knowledge of and ability to utilize variety of methods, procedures and equipment commonly used in pediatric nursing and specialized health care including use of ventilators
  5. Experience providing health care services, preferably assisting children with special physical/emotional needs
  6. Understanding of Individualized Education Program (IEP) process; ability to implement individual education and behavior support plans, gather and interpret data and provide reports for teacher
  7. Knowledge of crisis management techniques; ability to react effectively in emergency situations; knowledge of community emergency medical resources
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with staff, students, parents and community
  9. Valid driver’s license and personal car for use on district business


REPORTS TO:              Administrator as assigned


JOB GOAL:                  To perform medical treatments and procedures necessary in providing specialized physical health care services to pupils with exceptional needs and to serve as paraprofessional assistant as assigned




  1. Performs specialized physical health care procedures including but not limited to ventilator use, suctioning, tube feeding, colostomy care and oxygen administration; maintains related equipment and supplies; monitors administration of medication for students; administers or assists students with taking medication; administers first aid and emergency care as needed
  2. Maintains documentation of health care services; updates and maintains medical records; keeps related records and prepares reports as required
  3. Under direction of teacher or other appropriate staff assists in individual or small group instruction; assists students in variety of instructional, recreational, health and personal activities as assigned
  4. Accompanies and assists students to and from transportation and activities on campus; may accompany students on bus or other transportation as needed; may assist in transporting students between home and school
  5. Assists in establishing and maintaining clean, safe and pleasant learning environment; assists in implementation of student IEP through variety of classroom, site and community activities as assigned; prepares, sets up and organizes instructional materials and equipment for daily use
  6. Assists in lifting, moving and positioning students as necessary to render various forms of personal care which may include but are not limited to feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting, diapering, therapy and specialized health care procedures; assists students in use of wheelchairs, braces or other orthopedic equipment; may be required to use mechanical lifting or other equipment
  7. As assigned, participates in planning and scheduling activities for students receiving specialized health services
  8. Performs routine clerical tasks related to position such as recordkeeping, filing and duplicating; assists with enrollment procedures, cafeteria counts, attendance verifications and other common classroom routines and activities
  9. Maintains current knowledge of skills and techniques related to position; attends training sessions, workshops and other inservice activities as needed
  10. Maintains confidentiality of student records in accordance with District and legal requirements
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned


SALARY:                     $2,534 - $3,076 per month


EVALUATION:             Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the district’s “Improvement of Professional Services” handbook, Board

                                  Policies and Procedures and consistent with collective bargaining agreements when applicable.





Online application and any required documents listed below must be submitted by 8:00 p.m. on March 7, 2012.


1.           High school diploma (a diploma from a California high school dated after January 1, 1981 will also satisfy

#2 below)

2.           Certification of Kern High School District proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics verified by one (1) of the following:

a.   Diploma from a public California high school dated after January 1, 1981 (G.E.D. does not fulfill the proficiency requirement)

b.   Certificate of passage of Kern High School District proficiency test

c.   Proof of passage of California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)

d.   Possession of a valid California teaching credential

3.           Verification of one (1) of the following:

a.   Two years (48 semester units of study at an accredited college or university

b.   Associate’s of higher degree from an accredited college or university
c.   Passage of BCSD Paraprofessional Test

4.             Evidence of California Vocational Nurse License

5.             CPR/first aide certification not required with application but will be required for employment



Copies of required certificates, transcripts or diplomas may be submitted with application.  District may require that originals be presented for verification prior to employment. Please check with Personnel Services regarding acceptable documents.  For positions requiring college course work official transcripts will be required upon employment.


It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet all application requirements and supply copies of all required documents.  A separate set of paperwork is required for each application submitted.  All application materials submitted become the property of Bakersfield City School District.


The Bakersfield City School District wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this position.  Positions may be re advertised or application deadlines extended at the discretion of the District.  Unless otherwise notified by the District, applications received in response to this bulletin will be considered for available District positions in this classification during the current school year.  Those meeting minimum qualifications, including passage of required tests, will remain active during this time.  Applicants will not be individually notified of their application status.


The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any of the provisions contained herein may be modified or revoked without notice.

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