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Health Services

Health Services
Dr. Beth Howe Center
3626 South Pecos-McLeod
Las Vegas, NV 89121
702-799-7443 | 702-799-8671

Department Overview

Mission

The mission of the Health Services Department is to enhance the educational potential of all students in the Clark County School District (CCSD) by promoting wellness and facilitating the resolution of health concerns which create barriers to learning.

Department Functions

  • The Health Services Department of CCSD employs licensed school nurses, nurse coordinators, and one nursing director.
  • CCSD school nurses are registered nurses who hold a minimum of a BS in Nursing and are licensed by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and the Nevada Department of Education.
  • Support staff personnel assigned to the Health Services Department include departmental First Aid Safety Assistants (FASAs) and Special Procedures Nurses (SPNs).
  • Special Procedures Nurses are licensed RNs or LPNs who assist with the care of medically fragile students under the direction of Health Services Coordinators and school site registered nurses.
  • Departmental FASAs provide vision and hearing screening on the Health Services Department Screening Team. There are also FASA "float" staff who are assigned by nursing coordinators to assist as needed at schools.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Project Facilitators are employed by the Health Services Department to assist with the management of District AED programs.
  • There are two departmental secretaries who work in Health Services to facilitate communication within the department and provide assistance to nurses, FASAs, and departmental/site administrators.

 

Services Provided

School nurses provide a variety of health services to students from ages 3 to 22 years. They include the following:

  • Identification of health concerns
  • Referrals for further evaluation
  • Follow-up on health concerns reported by students, parents/guardians, teachers, and administrators
  • Health education
  • Planning and care for medically fragile students including the provision of specialized health care procedures and the development of individualized health plans
  • Implementation of mandated health screening
  • Emergency response
  • Supervision of the health services program for each school

The Health Services Department collaborates with multiple District and community entities. These include: Audiology, Transportation, Child Find, Early Childhood, Hearing Impaired Program, Homebound Services, Food Service, Occupational and Physical Therapy services, Risk Management, Visually Impaired Program, Southern Nevada Health District.

Please contact the Health Services Department at 702-799-7443 for further information. 

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