Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager and Assistant Nurse, the Temp RN or LPN will provide support to the COVID-19 Patient Vaccination Clinic efforts. Clinics will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (to include set up and break down of space). Full-time and part-time schedules are available. This is a temporary, non-benefits eligible position.
1. Providing direct patient care, using nursing procedures as appropriate under nurse licensure in an outpatient clinic
- Assists with patient care under the direction of appropriate medical provider and/or under nursing scope of practice
- Administers vaccine per clinics standing order or provider order
- Documents services in the electronic medical record, document all appropriate activities and plan
- Performs administrative phone duties as needed, (ex. pre-visit screening)
- Working hours can vary based on vaccine clinic needs
2. Provides health education
- Provides patient education on vaccines, including possible signs and symptoms after a vaccine administration.
- Maintains comprehensive knowledge of vaccines, medications, and other therapeutic interventions as appropriate to our outpatient clinic
- Maintains comprehensive knowledge of FH policies
3. Effectively communicates with patients, co-workers on medical team, in medical department and across departments
- Demonstrates competency in EMR, Microsoft Outlook, CareWeb and/or Care360
- Attends and participates in regularly scheduled general staff meetings as well as Nursing meetings (e.g. MDSM)
- Is available to meet with team members during assigned work hours
- Understands and abides by HIPAA regulations
- Demonstrates a commitment to strong customer service
- Ability to work as a team member
4. Meets Agency Participatory Expectations
- Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
- Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
- Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
- Adverse events should be reported via the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).
- Errors and near misses must be reported to supervisor
- Errors, near-errors, or hazardous conditions to be reported include, but are not limited to, administering the wrong drug, strength, or dose of medications; confusion over look-alike drugs; incorrect route of administration; calculation or preparation errors; misuse of medical equipment; and errors in prescribing, transcribing, dispensing, and monitoring of medications.
5. Performs other related duties as required
- Current licensure as RN or LPN in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Current CPR certification required
- Minimum 1 year experience in an ambulatory care setting
- Experience with patients with HIV and electronic medical records strongly preferred
- Interest in LGBT health and commitment to community health preferred
- Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
- Experience working with an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment preferred
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
- Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements such as extreme temperatures, unpleasant odors and/or loud noises
- Moderate physical activity; requires handling average-weight objects up to 15-20 pounds, assisting with patients and standing and/or walking for most the day
- May work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training
- Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment
LGBTQIA+ identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.