Hi, i am new to this site and was just hired as a school health tech sub-with the hopes of being considered for a full-time position. I will be a floating sub in a very large school district. Each of the 24 schools
has a health tech on site (2 in the high schools) and a nurse who typically floats between 2 schools. I was a former 2nd gr. teacher in the district and am excited to now be in the Health office.
I would love tips/advice from school nurses who have (or wished they had) a Health Tech that they work with. What kinds of duties could I do to make your day easier? What do you feel makes a good or valuable Health Technician in a school?
As I said, I am a licensed teacher but have stayed at home to raise my 4 children who are now all out of the "nest." I am organized, capable and have a gentle, caring way with children. For the past 25yrs I have volunteered in the schools and also in the Mother and Baby unit of our local hospital. I was support for the mothers and babies during their postpartum support groups.
The nurse i interviewed with said her biggest challenge is fitting the right Health Tech with a particular school, its staff, and the nurse in charge of that school. I am not worried about that, as I do well with various personalities and have never had conflicts with colleagues.
Sorry to go on and on...but I really want to excel in this field and be an asset to the school and the nurses.