Job Title:                 Teacher - Health and Medical Sciences

Reports to:              The Building Principal

Location:                 Fluvanna County High School

Salary:                    Commensurate with Experience

Contract Length:    10 month position



The courses offered may include:  Nurse Aide I, Medical Terminology/Nutrition, Introduction to Health Occupations. 

Duties and responsibilities of a Health and Medical Sciences Teacher include but are not limited to the following:

Collaborates with community members to enrich opportunities and resources available to students.




Must hold a Collegiate Professional, Postgraduate Professional, or Technical Professional license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with an endorsement in Nursing Aide or Practical Nursing.  A master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in health care preferred.  


Must hold an active RN license in the state of Virginia. 

The Virginia Board of Nursing also requires that Nurse Aide instructors:

1.       Be a registered nurse who holds a valid, unrestricted license in Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege.

2.       Have two years of experience as a registered nurse within the previous 5 years and at least one year of experience in provision of long-term care facility services.  Such experience may include, but not be limited to, employment in a nurse aide education program or employment in or supervision of nursing students in a nursing facility or unit, geriatrics department, chronic care hospital, home care or other long-term care setting.  Experience should include varied responsibilities, such as direct client care, supervision and education.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Demonstrates command of Standard English, both spoken and written

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals.  Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, parents, students, and the general public.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.


Valid certification to meet State requirements with specific endorsement in the area to which assigned.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must be able to lift overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. Lifting or moving children to wheelchair, table, desk, or bathroom.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to push items of 50 pounds such as pushing a child on a bike or swing, or moving/rearranging furniture. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

Must be able to work both inside and outside and within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Interruptions are routine and flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment under stressful conditions.  After hour work may be required. 


10 month contract.  

EVALUATION  Performance on this job will be evaluated in accordance with school board policy and administrative regulations on evaluation of  personnel.