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Wellness Immunization Clinic Nurse (RN)

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Bridgeport
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Job Overview:Aveanna Healthcare, the heart of caring for patients in the wellness and immunization line of business, is seeking nurses i.e. Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse to work per-diem assignments for wellness and immunization clinics. The wellness/immunization clinic nurse performs biometric screenings and immunizations at Aveanna Healthcare clinics.Job Responsibilities:Assist with setup and break-down of wellness clinicsTransport CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT) and sharps containersPerform quality control testing and calibration of CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT)Assist with completion of consent forms for wellness eventsPerform biometric screenings (operation of CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT) i.e. cholesterol, glucose, Hgb-A1c, blood pressure, height, weight, body fat%/BMI, Osteoporosis T-Score, Dermaview, hip-waist ratio, cotinine, COVID-19 rapid testing, spirometry testing, genetic testing, prostate specific antigen, C-reactive screeningPerform fingerstick technique and if applicable, phlebotomyMaintain compliance with relevant policies and procedures pertaining to the role and function of nurses working in the wellness clinicReport incidents and/or injuries/needle sticksEnsure proper biohazardous waste utilization, transport and disposalMaintain appropriate infection control standards and precautionsImplement proper use of PPEIMMUNIZATION CLINIC NURSE:Assist with setup and break-down of wellness/immunization clinics and transport of vaccine(s) and sharpsAssist with completion of immunization consent forms for participantsPerform intramuscular injection and subcutaneous injection proficientlyAdminister vaccines (per manufacturer instructions) proficiently and educate clients and caregivers about age specific immunizations, precautions/contraindications and possible adverse reactionsTransport vaccine(s) and maintain the cold chain process to promote desirable temperature conditions to maintain the shelf-life of the productEnsure proper biohazardous waste transport and disposalMaintains appropriate infection control standards and precautionsMaintain compliance with relevant policies and procedures pertaining to the role and function of nurses working in the wellness clinicImplement emergency management responses to i.e., adverse reactions, anaphylaxis administer epinephrine per physician orderReport incidents and/or injuries/needle sticksImplement proper biohazardous waste process/protocolsImplement proper utilization of PPEMinimum Requirements:Active and in good standing nursing license i.e. Registered nurse, Licensed practical nurse, Licensed vocational nurseMeets professional nursing standards and pertinent local, state, and federal requirements Strong therapeutic communication Skills Preferred administrative data entry work experience, but not required Strong organizational skills with attention to detail Flexibility and timeliness in completing assigned tasksPhysical Requirements:Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English Must be able to travel up to 30 miles, 10% of the time Must be able to lift 50 poundsOSHA Respiratory Protection Program: Must complete the OSHA's Respiratory Protection Program I.e. N-95 respirator, face shields/goggles, gloves, gowns and if applicable, shoe coverings. Must be able to sufficiently move equipment without assistance. Must be able to sustain prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, and twisting. Must be able to sit and climb stairs. Must have visual and hearing acuity.Environment:Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions, such as, possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseasesOther Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Bridgeport , Wellness Immunization Clinic Nurse (RN), Healthcare , Bridgeport, Connecticut

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