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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Health
Job Title: Nurse Coordinator - Immunizations
Salary: $42361.28 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

M-W 8-5:30, Th 9:30-7, F 8-12:30/12:30-5

Location of work:

2716 W. Central

Job Objectives:
Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Immunization Program, IAP and WIC/IAP Mobile Clinics and Health Screening services. Supervise nursing service activities and effective treatment for patients. Plans direct and evaluate all phases or aspects of the Immunization Program including personnel and clinic management. Utilize critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques based on medical judgments. Build external partnerships to increase immunization rates and health screening services in Sedgwick County. The Immunization Services Coordinator will maintain professional expertise and keep confidentiality in all areas of patient contact. Work under the direction of written medical protocols and standing orders. Responsible for procedures and the development of procedural improvements for the Immunization Program. Supervise Immunization Program staff.

Essential Job Functions:
Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of nursing staff

• Complete staff productivity and operations audits

• Monitor Immunization floor operations

• Monitor IAP & WIC/IAP operations

• Provide immunization and health screenings services to DoH clients

• Accurately document direct nursing care, including immunize client according to ACIP recommendations, health screenings, lab

• Staff hiring, training , and development

• Assure staff are involved in Quality Improvement projects Assure Delivery of DoH Services

• Develop, review, and maintain written policies, procedures, and protocols for the Immunization Program

• Develop, review, and maintain standing orders to reflect the most current ACIP recommendations and practices, and relevant general nursing practices

• Ensure program efficiency and effectiveness through quality improvement process

• Conduct program time studies

Vaccine Inventory Management

• Order vaccines ensuring adequate vaccine inventories on hand for all clinics

• Ensure accurate end of month counting of vaccine inventory and complete monthly vaccine inventory reconciliation in WEBIZ

• Minimize vaccine inventory variances within program guidelines

• Complete staff wastage and unaccounted for vaccine audits

• Monitor vaccine wastage and unaccounted for vaccines

• Conduct research, follow-up, assist with various tasks and submit various reports to assist with strategic goals of the Immunization Program

• Attend required trainings to maintain licensure and/or certification

• Monitor and understand trends in vaccine usage and external factors that may affect these trends

• Perform phlebotomy for lab tests on children and adults

• Administer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections immunizations

• Serve as the liaison between the SCDOH and the consulting pharmacist. Schedule quarterly audits, distribute completed audits to other program managers, update pharmacy manual annually, ensure renewal of facility pharmacy licenses, and maintain current copies of the consulting pharmacist’s license on file

• Serve as a back-up for the Central Supply Manager in regards to ensuring proper vaccine storage and receipt, and serve as the primary back-up on call alarm call down person

• Track immunization compliance rates for both the age 24-36-month age group and the adolescent population

• Submit written reports and articles as needed

• Obtain and provide trainings for staff on the most current vaccine storage, handling, and product recommendations

• Bilingual individuals in English and a non-English language may take a fluency test in the non-English language. To ensure the competence of individuals providing language assistance at the Division of Health, only those who pass the test may use their non-English language with clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). After hire, a bilingual employee who has passed the fluency test may agree to take a medical interpreter skills test to interpret between a client with LEP and an English-speaking employee. (National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care)

Job Standards:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in nursing.
  • Three years nursing experience. (Public health experience preferred.) Experience shall include one-year supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Possess and maintain a valid, unencumbered, and unrestricted state of Kansas Registered Nursing License (RN), possess and maintain current BLS (Basic Life Support) for healthcare providers/AED certification.
  • Have a valid Kansas Driver’s License or obtain one within 30 days of employment start date.
  • Meet Sedgwick County Level 2 driver qualifications.


Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background and DMV checks

• Pre-employment drug screen

Equipment:
• Copier, fax, computer, telephone

• Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

• Ability to operate a motor vehicle

• Long hours looking at computer monitor

• Keyboarding throughout the day

Work Environment:
• Clinic and office environment.

• Ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and values.

• An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other individuals in the work place.

*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*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

 



Vacancy Number: 20002633

Open Date: 1/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 6/7/2018 11:59:59 PM