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Health Services

The purpose of Health Services is to ensure the health of all students in the Snowline Joint Unified School District. Each school site has a health technician who provides first aid and medication administration assistance, as well as health education to the students and staff. Each health technician is trained and supervised by the district nurse. The health offices throughout the district have 70,000 to 80,000 student visits during the school year.
 
School Nursing Description and Responsibilites

According to the National Association of School Nurses, "School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential." (NASN, 2021)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates, collaborates and implements mandated School Health Screenings including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis
  • Prepares and files mandated reporting, as follows:
    • Annual Kindergarten and 7th Grade Immunization Assessment
    • Annual Report of Hearing Testing
    • Annual Report of Oral Health Assessments
    • Other reports as necessary
  • Train Senior Health/Medi-Cal Technicians (LVNs) and act as a resource on matters related to their duties including: immunization compliance, health record keeping, administration of first aid, universal precautions, medication administration, communicable disease reporting and exposure notices, and coordination of health screenings
  • Train employees and coaches in emergency medical interventions for students, as appropriate
  • Interprets the health and development status and results of medical findings concerning the student and communicates relevant information to the appropriate school personnel.
  • Confers with family health care provider, as appropriate and needed, concerning the health and development status of students
  • Serves as a member of the IEP team, as needed, when health issues are identified
  • Plans actions for eliminating, minimizing or accepting health conditions that interfere with student's learning and motivates and guides the persons responsible for student's health to appropriate resources
  • Serves as a liaison to the parents, school, and community in health matters
  • Provides information to children and/or their parents about the Medi-Cal system and where and how to access applications
  • Serves as health consultant and resources to teachers in health education and growth and development curriculum
New Virtual Physical and Mental Health Services with Hazel Health
We’ve launched a new health services program with Hazel Health. With Hazel Health,
all Snowline Joint Unified School District students can speak with a licensed therapist
or a medical provider from school or home, at no cost to families. Hazel Health offers
scheduled appointments with licensed therapists and on-demand access to medical
providers.
Mental health services include:
● Scheduled therapy appointments: Therapy can help students cope with what
they’re feeling, such as behavior changes, anxiety, bullying, withdrawal, grief,
peer and family relationships, depression, or stress.
● Licensed therapists: Hazel Health therapists are bilingual, diverse and are
experts in the needs of children and teens.
● Care coordination: If your child needs additional services outside of Hazel
Health services, Hazel will help connect you to local resources.
Physical health services include:
● Treatment recommendations: For stomach ache, headache, pink eye, minor
injuries, allergies, and everything in between
● Medication: Prescriptions sent to your pharmacy
● Coordination: to family primary care provider or other appropriate referrals
Please note, Hazel Health will not provide care related to sexual or reproductive health.
In addition, Hazel cannot complete sports or annual physicals and cannot administer
vaccinations.
 
Health Services Department
4075 Nielson Rd.
Room 106
Phelan, Ca 92371
 
CONTACTS:
District Nurse:
Julie Galbraith, RN, BSN, MSN
[email protected]
 
Department Clerk II:
Ariann Thompson-Stok
[email protected]
 
IMMUNIZATITONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ENTRY:
 
VACINE SAFETY INFORMATION
http://www.eziz.org/assets/docs/IMM-916.pdf
 
NEW EXEMPTION LAW FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
http://www.shotsforschool.org/laws/sb277faq/
 
WHA IF I DON'T IMMUNIZE MY CHILDREN?