COVID Response Nurse

Job Announcement:

Job Title: COVID Response Nurse
Opening Date: May 5, 2022
Closing Date: Open until Filled
Salary: RN or LPN- compensation dependent on experience
LPN $24/hour, RN $24-$30
Job Type: Full-time, non-exempt, term limited
Location: Casper, WY

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision and direction of the Disease Prevention Clinic Manager, this position performs supportive tasks for the public health response to COVID-19. Responsibilities include proper collection, handling, documentation, and reporting of specimens for testing of COVID-19, notifying clients of COVID results, administering COVID vaccines to all clients of qualifying ages, and answering general questions from the public in accordance with current CDC and Wyoming Department of Health guidelines, assessing client indication for testing, scheduling patients, updating and logging information, data entry, cross-training within the Disease Prevention Clinic to include time spent within the immunization department, and other tasks as assigned.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Proper collection, handling, documentation, and reporting of specimens for testing of COVID-19
Collect, record and update information within databases and systems
Diffuse situations with disgruntled members of the public
Maintain daily contact with manager; update on daily progress; report issues from the unit to the supervisor; and brainstorm and implement solutions
Answer calls, questions and inquiries of the general public
Triage and coordinate response and follow up for inquiries or questions that cannot be answered
Collect pertinent health information and schedule patients as necessary
Enter confidential patient information without errors into multiple web based health systems
Communicate with the public in a professional and empathetic manner
Complete required paperwork for patient and public interactions with appropriate training
Support the relationship between the Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) staff and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and CNCHD staff; maintain confidentiality of work-related issues, confidential health information and CNCHD information
Cross-training within the Disease Prevention Clinic to include prioritizing time spent to acquire skills, knowledge, expertise and autonomy for the proper administration of immunizations to children and adults of all ages
Provide and promote immunization education to clients and general public
Strategize and develop ways to increase vaccination in the community
Treat all clients with respect, dignity, and non-judgement regardless of sex, race, sexual orientation, background, socioeconomic status
Perform other duties as required or assigned

Supervisory Duties:

TBD

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to follow written and oral instructions
Ability to communicate effectively in a clear, professional, respectful, and consistent manner to clients, coworkers, supervisors, community partners, and the general public
Possess problem solving and planning skills using critical thinking and sound judgment
Maintains collaborative and effective working relationships with staff, elected officials, boards, outside agencies, and members of the public to meet mutual goals and objectives
Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision, while responsibly and respectfully staying within scope of practice
Works independently, maintaining composure while working effectively in a high-pressure environment with changing priorities
Uses independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness to interpret and apply guidelines
Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, including filing and retrieval systems, correspondence formats and the operation of standard office equipment
Uses a variety of computer applications efficiently including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, standard MS Office software applications, Google office platforms, specialized software applications and internet technologies
Attention to detail and accurate entry of information
Ability to use Electronic Medical Record systems proficiently
Ability to chart services accurately and timely
Maintains confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information
Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Control procedures
Ability to follow CLIA standards
Provides excellent internal and external customer service
Ability to show empathy and support to distressed individuals
Ability to perform a variety of clerical tasks
Adaptability to a fast-paced environment

Other Requirements:
Individuals selected for employment are required to:
Follow all scripts, policies and procedures provided by CNCHD staff and comply with training regarding confidential information related to personal health information.
Successfully complete additional training as necessary based on assigned job duties
Successfully complete medical evaluation on hire.
Successfully complete immunization review on hire.
Successfully complete drug screen on hire
Successfully complete Background and Central Registry Check
Possess a valid State of Wyoming driver’s license

Work Environment:
COVID Response will operate 7 days a week between the hours of 7:00am and 9:00pm. Weekend and additional hours may be required.
Interactions with diverse cultural and socio-economic populations.
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Ability to travel with use of department vehicle.
Ability to work some weekend and evening hours.

Responsibility/Accountability
This position reports to the Disease Prevention Clinic Manager

ADA Essential Requirements
Vision adequate for daily work, corrected vision of 20/40- on the Snellen scale.
Hearing adequate for daily work corrected hearing of 30 decibels on the 1000, 2000 frequency scale.
Must have the ability to lift twenty pounds from floor to waist level.
Reasonable accommodations will be addressed, based on the Position Description.

Potential Hazards Includes

Potential exposures to communicable disease from direct/or indirect personal contact.
Use of vehicles/or equipment.
Variety of environmental conditions at work sites.
Injury due to awkward positions, and prolonged computer work.
Exposure to chemical agents, to include reagents, sanitizers and other chemicals that may be associated with routine and incidental assignments.

Performs Other Duties as Assigned

The above statements describe the general duties, which constitute the work of this position and shall not be considered a detailed description of the work requirements inherent to this position.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must submit a letter of intent and resume or curriculum vitae to the
Casper Natrona County Health Department. Please submit your letter of intent and
resume/CV electronically via email:

Anna Kinder, M.S.OTR/L
Executive Director, Casper Natrona County Health Department
475 South Spruce
Casper WY 82601

307-577-9722
akinder@cnchd.org

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