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Health Occupations Teacher


Under general supervision, provides extensive expertise to teach Health Occupations courses as part of the Career and Technical Education Program.  Designs and implements an effective and appropriate educational and vocational training program for assigned students to prepare them for employment; works collaboratively with pupils, parents, support staff, administrators, health organizations, agencies and community groups to enhance the training and employment opportunities for students.




Knowledge of Health care industry to include long-term care, home health, hospital health care occupations and procedures, doctor’s offices, health clinics, State competencies for Certified Nursing Programs, and health and safety requirements.

Knowledge of methodologies, techniques and practices used to educate and train youth in a Health Occupations/Nurse Assistant program.

Provides learning experiences and teaches the course of study prescribed by the District and State approved curriculum. 

Develops and uses instructional materials suitable for verbal and/or visual instruction of students in a Health Occupations program.

Provides individual and group instruction designed to meet individual needs and motivate students.

Establishes and maintains standards of student control required to achieve effective participation in all activities.

Evaluates academic and social growth of students and keeps appropriate records.

Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems.

Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and/or professional growth activities and university courses.

Participates cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated in conformance with district guidelines.

Selects and requisitions instructional materials; maintains inventory records.

Cooperates in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.

Participates in faculty and/or district committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

Performs other related work as required.




Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR Associate’s degree in Nursing OR non-degreed Registered Nurse (diploma graduate) from a state or nationally accredited institution.

BS Nursing experience – two years within the past five years.  AD Nursing – four years, within past eight years.  Diploma Nursing – five years within the past eight years. 




Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, calculators, pencils, scissors, equipment for children, etc.  Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics of data, people or things.

Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.

Requires the ability to ready a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms, instructional materials, etc. using prescribed format.

Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal and counseling terminology.

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

Requires the ability to talk and hear.




Ability to manage instructional time.

Ability to manage student behavior.

Ability to consult with parents, teachers and the community to enhance the learning of students.

Ability to monitor student performance.

Ability to interact within the educational environment.

Ability to perform non-instructional duties as assigned.


REPORTS TO:      Principal

FSLA STATUS:    Exempt


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.