Summer 2014 Health Link Online

HealthLink Online

Uniting Children, Parents, Caregivers, and Health Professionals

Roxana Leon—SERK Child Care Health Consultant

Roxana Leon—SERK Child Care Health Consultant

Roxana Leon works as a Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) at the Southeast Regional Key (SERK.) The role of the CCHC includes making site visits and collaborating with the facility’s staff members.

The SERK works with too many child care programs for Roxana to have an ongoing personal relationship with each facility. However, she provides valuable health professional advice to fellow SERK staff members and to child care providers who ask for help.

Roxana partners with STARS Technical Assistance Consultants and Infant Toddler Specialists at the SERK. They help Keystone STARS providers maintain their current STAR level or seek a higher level. She provides regularly scheduled in-person professional development workshops. Working with the SERK’s professional development staff, she planned and conducted a Health and Safety Mini Conference too.

Roxana is a Registered Nurse. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University. As part of her education, she cared for children and adults at different types of health care facilities. These included Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Philadelphia’s Health Care Center #2, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and a senior living center. Before joining the SERK, she worked as a substitute school nurse.

The technical assistance and professional development that Roxana provides covers a range of health and safety topics. These include physical, oral, nutritional, and developmental issues related to the health and safety of children, families and staff members. As a certified CPR instructor, she teaches the pediatric first aid/CPR course of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This course is called Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers or PedFACTs. She is a bi-lingual instructor, teaching in English and in Spanish.

Currently, Roxana is enrolled at Immaculata’s School Nurse Certification Program. She is an awesome professional and person to know. In addition to working at the SERK, she is the mother of infant twins.