COVID-19 Registered Nurse

Department:Health
Open Date:November 20, 2020
Salary Range:Starting rate $25.00 per hour (salary commensurate with experience)
Number of Openings:Up to 40
Employment Type:(CARES grant) Full Time Merit Exempt and Part-time flexible schedules positions available

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Positions are merit-exempt limited-funding/limited time, subject to federal CARES appropriations.  

Continued employment is not guaranteed after the current funding time period. 

Full Time positions are Benefits Eligible!

Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, Basic Life, Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance, 401(k) with 4% matching contribution

Flexible Schedules for Part-Time positions!

 

Job Description

General Purpose

Administers immunizations and COVID-19 tests in outdoor and indoor environments throughout Davis County.

COVID testing is conducted using a drive-through model and in all types of weather conditions.  May require daily travel from one work site to another; may be required to work in uncomfortable conditions, i.e. hot, cold, aromatic, noisy and/or dirty.  Position requires frequent exposure to the public with contagious or infectious diseases.  PPE will be provided.

Example of Duties

Administers vaccines such as influenza, pneumonia, shingles, MMR, HPV, TDAP, and when available, COVID-19 in a community setting. Administers COVID-19 test in compliance with testing protocols. Uses established standards of practice to administer immunizations, provide health counseling, education, and contribute to assessing the health status of groups and individuals.

Assesses and evaluates client immunization status using knowledge of current vaccine preventable diseases, immunization guidelines, schedules, and department protocols. Administers vaccines safely, accurately and in compliance with the drug manufacturers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.  Monitors for adverse reactions and applies appropriate medical interventions, as needed.

Monitors vaccine inventory, equipment and supplies at assigned work locations.  Maintains accuracy and complete reporting.

Communicates and works with the team to execute assigned tasks and responsibilities according to program goals, contracts, and department expectations.

Provides information, education, screening, and interventions, including venipuncture for a variety of health conditions.

Uses infection control practices to collect and handle patient specimens, including but not limited to, oral, nasopharyngeal, blood, urine, and sputum.

Interacts and communicates effectively with persons of all ages, abilities, socioeconomic status, education, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and lifestyles.

Provides timely and accurate medical-legal documentation and record management. Follows all legal requirement such as HIPAA.

Contributes to a work environment where continuous quality improvement in services and professional practice are pursued.

Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.

Performs related duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience

Education and Experience: 

Community Health Nurse I:  Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university.

Community Health Nurse II:  Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university, plus one year of full-time experience as a registered nurse. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.  

Community Health Nurse III:  Graduation from an accredited nursing college or university, plus two years of full-time experience as a registered nurse.  An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preferences for all levels:

·        Fluency in both Spanish and English.  Note: Fluency defined as proficiency in both languages as evidenced by the ability to verbally interpret and translate written documents from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.

·        Experience administering immunizations (pediatric, adolescent, and adult)

·        Public Health experience

Special Qualifications

Must possess and maintain a valid and current Registered Nurse License issued by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Must pass a criminal history background investigation. 

Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel; employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code. 

Must possess a valid driver license; new employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).

Must operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working knowledge of:  nursing theory and practice; epidemiology; communicable disease control;  sanitation; nutrition; safety; ethnic health and nutrition practices; public health based nursing practice and health education; and current health issues.

This position may require the driving of a motor vehicle; skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations.

Skill in:  using all applicable computer hardware (including laptops and projectors) and software programs and applications, including Microsoft Office products; using common office equipment including a multi-function copier, fax machine, multi-line telephone and 10-key calculator.

Ability to:  apply knowledge of proper nursing theory and practices to specific conditions; provide skilled nursing care; create and maintain accurate medical records; set priorities and make sound judgments regarding case load; recognize community health needs and concerns of patients; develop and maintain constructive health care relationships in providing community health services; follow written and oral instructions; communicate effectively (orally and in writing); establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, patients, community agencies, and the general public.

Important Information

Required with application: Copy of Utah Driver License. Copy of RN license. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Utah MVR required at time of hire.

WORKING CONDITIONS: COVID testing is conducted using a drive-through model and in all types of weather conditions.  Work is typically performed directly with the public in clinics, schools, homes, and other locations within the community and may require daily travel from one work site to another; may be required to work in uncomfortable conditions, i.e. hot, cold, aromatic, noisy and/or dirty.

Position requires frequent exposure to the public with contagious or infectious diseases; interactions with angry, agitated and otherwise upset individuals; situations involving high-stress, confrontational, emotionally charged, or uncomfortable circumstances; exposure to hazardous chemicals. This position may require the use of a respirator - medical clearance, training, and fit testing will be provided. 

Requires sitting and standing for long periods of time; performing repetitive motor tasks; regular walking, stooping, standing, bending, twisting, sitting, carrying, pushing, pulling as well as occasional lifting and/or otherwise moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds; use of tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Driving a motor vehicle; maintaining concentrated attention to detail, communicating via email and cellular phone is required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirement are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

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