Vaccine Outreach Nurse
Vaccine Outreach Nurse
Under the supervision of the Clinic Director and working with Community Partners, the Vaccine Outreach Nurse, expands immunization efforts for COVID-19 and lifelong vaccinations in the communities served by Health Partnership Clinic.
Performs overall nursing care; including triage for walk-in and telephoning patients, medication and immunization administration and oversight, and serves as a clinical resource for the medical clinic staff. Assists Providers with patient care and education, medication refills, care management, and coordination, referrals and other duties as assigned.
HPC employs a team-based approach to care delivery for all patients. Clinical staff work with their team to effectively use huddles at the start of each clinic day, utilize standing orders when applicable, use evidence-based approaches to patient care such as teaching self-management to patients, emphasize seamless care coordination for all patients, strive to understand the vulnerable populations served, and adjust services to fit patient needs. Upon hire, all staff receives orientation regarding benefits of the HPC team-based approach to population health.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides vaccinations to patients using a mobile care model. Partners with community businesses, churches, local government services and other organizations to provide vaccination access to rural communities, communities of color and/or high social vulnerability. Approximately 60% of work time.
- Provides Case Management services to identified patients, working to close care gaps and improve chronic disease management. Approximately 20% of work time.
- Provides direct patient care working within the nursing scope of practice, to all HPC patients, to include administration of medications and injections as directed by providers, immunizations, referrals to other providers and community health resources and health instruction to patients following examinations. Approximately 20% of work time.
- Works closely with the Vaccine Coordinator and follows CDC and State requirements for vaccine ordering, handling, storage, and reporting.
- Following established protocols and standing orders, refills medications via electronic systems.
- Supports Medical Assistants and other support staff by providing education on established standards, procedural requirements, and nursing practice.
- Assists with monitoring of routine medical supplies and reorder supplies through established purchasing procedures.
- Triages medical calls and drop-in patients as needed.
- Performs all duties and services in full compliance with HPC policies and procedures.
- Serves as the Clinical Resource for the Medical Clinic Staff.
- Educates patients and the community in health maintenance and the role of immunizations.
- Performs other related duties as may be assigned by Clinic Director and/or Chief Health Officer.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written communication at all levels.
- Strong organizational skills to provide efficient patient care.
- Experience working with computer systems; proficient with Microsoft office.
- Able and willing to work on an as-needed basis, to meet operational needs.
- Ability and willingness to travel to all HPC clinic sites and temporary event sites.
- Ability to relate well with patients, coworkers, and health care personnel.
- Ability to work under pressure in a high stress work environment.
- Commitment to expanding access to care for the underserved.
- Ability to relate well to social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to an ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
- Possession of a valid Kansas RN License.
- Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
- BLS/CPR required
- Bilingual preferred, English and Spanish.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Successful graduation from a certified Registered Nurse (RN) program.
- Two years of nursing experience within a community health center or similar environment, preferred.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Prolonged sitting or standing may be required.
- Ability to lift to 25 pounds; occasionally up to 60 pounds.
- Ability to drive long distances.
- Those physical movements and the degree of mobility, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination normally associated with normal medical work will be performed on a repetitive basis.
- The ability to distinguish letters and symbols as well as the ability to utilize telephones, computer terminals and copiers is required.
- Work under stressful conditions and work irregular hours including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Frequent exposure to communicable disease, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, radiation, and other conditions common to a clinical environment may routinely be encountered.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Type: Full-time
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid sick time
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
All employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Associate (Preferred)
- Nursing: 2 years (Preferred)
- BLS Certification (Preferred)
- RN (Required)
Work Location: Multiple Locations
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