Job Description

Job Title:                          Infectious Disease Program Nurse

Reports To:                       Infectious Disease Program Manager

Job Summary:                  Assists in county-wide infection control, immunization, and testing efforts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Works as integral team member in the Public Health Programs department to assist in community infectious disease testing, control, reporting, surveillance, and immunizations
  • Collaborates closely with Manager of Public Health Programs, Infectious Disease Program Manager, Vaccine & Infection Control RN, CHW Program Supervisor, and clinical leadership to establish and sustain robust and innovative infectious disease immunization program
  • Collaborates closely with quality department to assist closing care gaps as needed
  • Conducts home visits and participate in outreach events to administer vaccines, and other services as needed
  • Assists in submission of required reports
  • Assists Infectious Disease and Immunization programs staff to ensure testing and vaccine supplies are ordered/stocked in sufficient quantities to meet testing and vaccination demand
  • Assists in notifying that all persons tested are informed of their test results based on CCHCI Standing Orders
  • Assists with the preplanning of community testing and vaccination events
  • Assists with tracking of infectious disease and immunization data
  • Administer injections and perform nasal swabs, and other services as needed
  • Participates in team meetings to coordinate services
  • Complies with infection control policies and protocols; follow medication administration, storage procedures and controlled substance regulations
  • Maintains documentation of patient care services by completing patient and department records in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Assures quality of care by maintaining clinic standards of care while adhering to requirements of other governing agencies
  • Ensures operation of medical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, reporting malfunctions, requesting repairs, maintaining equipment inventory, and evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Performs lab draws and maintain laboratory documents when needed
  • Proficient in laboratory point of care testing
  • Travels to any location as needed
  • Job requires working some weekends, early morning, and evening hours

 

Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program
  • Active Arizona Licensed Practical Nurse license
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required
  • Valid Fingerprint clearance card required
  • Driver's License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications – Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Active Arizona Registered Nurse (RN) license preferred

 

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence, and communications in English in both oral and written format
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish may be preferred based on current staffing patterns, patient population, and/or duty assignment

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to frequently exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the workplace to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, other office machinery, and medical equipment.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
  • Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult and pediatric patients.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform basic medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to gather data in an organized fashion from varied sources.
  • Ability to perform variety of assignments requiring independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of health plans and community health centers preferred.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA rules and regulations.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.

 

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids, and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work frequently involves use of needles and other medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires reliable transportation as position requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, holidays, and weekends.
  • If hired for a float position, position requires frequent travel to any health center as needed.