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WIC/IAP Immunization Nurse - Health

Date: Sep 21, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Health Department 

Pay:  $40,852.00 annually | This position has been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $45,038.00 annually. 

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

 

Perform Immunization and Health Screening services at all clinic locations. Provide a linkage between the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program and Immunization Program Services. Provide immunizations training and education to WIC Program staff. Implement a tracking and case management system for WIC clients not up to date on immunizations. Increase access to immunization services by offering immunizations and health screenings at all WIC locations and at special clinics as needed. CHN II utilizes critical thinking skills and problem solving techniques based on medical judgments. The CHN II will maintain professional expertise and keep confidentiality in all areas of patient contact. Work is under the direction of written medical protocols and standing orders.

 

Provide direct patient care and education to customers obtaining services

  • Provide immunization and health screening services according to SCHD protocol
  • Administer intramuscular and subcutaneous immunizations, perform phlebotomy and capillary blood sampling for lab tests, screen for pediculosis (head lice), place TB skin tests and interpret the results
  • Immunize clients according to ACIP’s CDC recommendations

 

Support Immunization Clinic Services

  • Perform related duties when covering for the Mobile Immunizations nurse and Immunizations Clinic nurse
  • Maintain and track reminder recall system for WIC immunization clients including completion of reminder recalls timely
  • Participate in QI project

 

Vaccine Inventory Management

  • Accurately document and track vaccine administered using tally count and/or electronic spreadsheet
  • Minimize vaccine wastage by selecting vaccines from the correct funding source for each client

 

Minimum Qualifications: Associate degree in Nursing from an accredited school. Holds a valid, unencumbered Registered Nurse license with the Kansas state Board of Nursing, BLS for Health Care Providers or obtains within 3 months of hire. Participates in the TB screening program that includes baseline screening for M. tuberculosis infection within 10 days of employment. Participates in the Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan that includes training, proof of hepatitis B immunity or vaccine, or vaccine series started within 10 days of employment. Provide proof of MMR, varicella, Tdap vaccinations, or immunity within 10 days of employment start date or within 10 days of start of employee health insurance. All employees may be required to wear respirators in emergency situations and for routine operations as requested. Employees will be enrolled in the respiratory protection program, which may include an annual fit testing and medical evaluation. This is a Tier 3 position; identified as personnel who, in a public health emergency, have the potential to be deployed to the field to participate in the response, including personnel who are already assigned to a field location. Tier 3 staff are required to complete courses IS 100, 200 and 700 within 30 days of employment. Additional trainings may be required. Bilingual individuals in English and a non-English language can 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 can use their non-English language with clients with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). After hire, a bilingual employee who has passed the fluency test can 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)

 

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Experience and training in public health.

 

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 Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Bilingual