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Chautauqua Opportunities HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST in Dunkirk, New York


Dunkirk, NY (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1020+Central+Ave.+Dunkirk+NY+USA+14048)

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Position Data:

Title:Health Care Specialist


Reports to:Center Director

Basic Function or Position Summary:

Provide basic and emergency health care services at a COI Child Care Center, including health assessments, screenings, medication administration, first aid, and review of medical records.Hours per week 35: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm. Salary $18.27 - $19.27/hourly

Security Clearance:Lv. 3 V, A, C, R


Position Responsibilities and Specific Duties:

• Maintain knowledge and ensure compliance with COI’s Health services and Early

Care and Education’s procedures and protocols.

• Provides oversight, review, and approval of child health records and health histories.

• Develops and tracks individual health care plans, including special diets and


• Provide first aid for child injuries and illnesses.

• Documents children’s incidents.

• Works cooperatively with management, staff, and parents to promote positive health

outcomes while ensuring compliance.

• Completes children’s screenings within 45 days of enrollment initiates referrals for


• Facilitates community referrals, including access to a medical home for children and


• Manages and material resources by controlling expenses and minimizing waste

• Maintains complete information on CAPSYS and mandated health files

• Maintains and initiates contact with families such as attendance, health information, or result of an illness or incident.

• Assists in transitioning of children’s records.

• Administers medication in accordance with Federal and State regulations.

• Performs assessments of children’s health status.

• Promotes agency mission.

• Maintains confidentiality and complies with code of ethics.

• Maintains consistent professional customer service.

• Job performance incorporates integrated service delivery model while promoting self-sufficiency.

• Other duties as designated by supervisor

Key Working Relationships:

A. Internal: Center Director, Classroom staff

B. External: Community agency representatives, funders/partners, and local Health providers

Supervisory Scope:

A. Number of staff supervised: 0

B. Titles supervised: None

Organizational Responsibilities:

• Assist with maintaining inventory of and ordering supplies/equipment

• Ongoing tracking, monitoring and reporting, including health outcomes.

• Assists in policy, procedure, and program plan updates.

• Participates in organizational committee structures as appropriate.

• Participates in organizational and divisional management systems.

Knowledge, Skills Required:

• NYS Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) certification required; NYS Advanced Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (AEMT-P) Certification preferred.

• High School Diploma or GED required.

• Knowledge of nutrition and wellness standards beneficial.

• Ability to work as an effective team member/leader.

• Strong computer, phone, written and verbal communication skills.

• Excellent organizational skills including ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks, documentation, maintaining files, monitoring, and charting.

Special Requirements:

• Maintain NYS Emergency Medical Technician certification required.

• Completes all OCFS requirements.

• Maintain a current Driver’s license.

• Reliable transportation.

• Ability to work flexible hours.

• Lifting requirements: up to 50 lbs.

• Must be able to provide consistent even tempered customer service at all times.

• Works compassionately with diverse population.

• Experience with community programs.