SJOE EMT/Health Clerk Position

If you would like to apply for the 2018-2019 school year or learn more
 about employment opportunities, please contact Allison Collins
(see contact info below).

Required Qualifications:

- CPR certifications from an authorized organization

-  Valid certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or higher

-  Bachelor’s degree

-  Ability to lift 40 lbs. Ability to hike up to 5 miles over uneven terrain in all weather conditions

-  Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record

-  Ability to work in a variety of inclement weather including (but not limited to) rain, sleet, mud and wind

-  Willingness to work a flexible workweek

-  Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time

-  Ability to assess and manage crisis situations

-  Ability to follow and implement organizational risk management procedures, medication procedures and health care practices

-  Organizational skills to manage necessary documentation, and required record keeping, excellent attention to detail

-  Ability to communicate with parents over the phone or via email clearly and concisely

-  Ability to reassure and calm down upset, concerned or angry parents over the phone

-  Excellent attention to detail and following prescribed guidelines for logging in and dispensing medication and supplying first aid to students

-  Patience for working with students who are homesick

-  Oversee and authorize the purchase of first aid equipment, and office supplies

Desired Qualifications:

-  Proficiency in Spanish and comfortable making phone calls to students’ guardians in Spanish.

-  Computer and technology proficient: word; excel; power-point; LCD projectors, email, etc…

-  At least 1 year familiarity with residential outdoor school management and programming.


- Under the direction of the Principal, the Health Clerk performs a variety of health care activities including administering first aid, dispensing medications and providing medical treatment and emergency care services to students enrolled at San Joaquin Outdoor Education. Follow-up with health issue is a must.

-  Screen and evaluate medical conditions of students; this may mean contacting parents before a student comes to make sure we are prepared for their student’s special needs and the student is prepared with medication or special food as the situation requires.

Monitor students with specialized health conditions and dietary needs; ensure students receive adequate medical services to assure optimal health; advise students, parents and staff concerning special medical and dietary needs among students.

-  Examine students and identify illnesses, injuries and medical emergencies; provide treatment and administer first aid and emergency medical care as necessary; coordinate response to emergency situations.

-  Adhere to the California education code in regards to medication administration. The Health Clerk is responsible for verifying that the student’s medication and paper work comply with the county policies and work towards fixing any problems that arise with the paper work.

-  The Health Clerk also dispenses medications to students according to physician instructions; maintain medication logs and records; review student medical forms to identify student health care needs; implement services to assure health care needs are being met.

-  Counsel students concerning healthcare, personal and other issues as directed; assist students by providing proper examples, emotional support, friendly attitude, general guidance and answering questions.

-  Work with cabin leaders, naturalists, and teachers to help meet the special needs of students. Prepare and present medic moment every Monday to staff. This can and should take the form of health scenarios and review of basic first aid and advanced topics. Take the lead role in training staff on health and safety protocols during staff training at beginning of the year and review throughout year. Do research if needed on special health conditions of students attending camp and present to staff

-  Prepare and maintain various records, reports and files related to students, treatment, accidents and assigned activities.

-  Communicate with the kitchen staff regarding any dietary restrictions and supplements for participating students and/or teachers.

-  Communicate with visiting teachers, staff and parents to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.

-  Monitor and maintain adequate inventory levels of first aid and emergency medical supplies; order, receive, and ensure proper storage of supplies and disposal of contaminated products.

-  Review the Emergency Manual and update it, yearly. Review health forms and provide feedback to principal and SJCOE.

-  Assist in the day-to-day program and site operations. Including, but not limited, to naturalist trail support; driving camp vehicles; procurement of program supplies; handling basic discipline issues and monitoring students who have “time-outs”; covering for a sick or absent naturalist; leading students on beach day or picnic lunch hike; Going with students to the hospital; Driving students to San Mateo Bridge to meet parents; Picking up students from the beach, etc…

-  When principal and evening director are not on duty, fulfill evening director responsibilities and decision-making.

-  Be on call one night per week (though you may be consulted other times as well).

-  Foster a healthy teamwork environment.

-  Participate/work on weekly projects as outlined by the Principal. Not all projects will be centered around health and safety, but many will be.

-  The EMT/Health Clerk position and the schedule and duties may need adjusting and the schedule will vary from mornings to evenings.

**Please see Naturalist Intern Job Description for further details.  The EMT Health Clerk will have the opportunity to rotate into a regular naturalist role for 8-10 weeks spread throughout the school year.**

Application Instructions 

To apply, email resume, cover letter and three references with phone numbers and emails to:

Allison Collins
11000 Pescadero Rd 
La Honda, CA 94020 
(650) 747-0139 

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