Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) positions at a vaccine clinic in Fayetteville, NC.
Assist with Vaccine Clinics
8 or 12-week renewable assignments
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
Description of Work
Evaluate and assess the immunization status and of patients and staff using the knowledge of current vaccine preventable disease, immunization guidelines, vaccinations schedules, state, federal and international requirements and patients medical history. Analyze and interpret international immunization records when necessary.
Accept and answer calls from professional and non-professional sources about immunization information, vaccine safety, lice treatments and vaccination requirements for travelling internationally.
Educate and inform patients and caregivers about the importance of immunizations, following recommended immunization schedules, possible side effects of immunizations, and care following the immunizations.
Draws up the vaccines according to the manufacturer’s instructions and administer them using safe and proper techniques and a system of double checks to ensure the accuracy. Administer and evaluate tuberculosis skin tests and refer the patient for followup if necessary.
Accurately complete appropriate patients and facility records to ensure correct vaccines are administered and documented.
Advise and counsel patients, including non-English speaking clients, using interpreters if necessary, to overcome barriers to obtaining health care.
Provide consultation for travelers by assessing routine, required and recommended immunizations for international travel. Work with the practice physicians and supervisors to maintain quality standards of care. Develop and implement care plans for patient education, prophylaxis and referrals as needed.
Report suspected cases of abuse or neglect of children and/or adults to proper authorities in accordance with state law.
Assess and evaluate blood pressure and counsel patient or refer for followup as necessary.
Participate in and supervise off-site Immunization Clinics in the community. Transport biological, sharp instruments and other required supplies to clinic sites in a safe and secure manner. Provide expertise about immunizations to the health care team.
Evaluate patients for the presence of lice and educate the patient and/or caregivers on the control and prevention as well as dispensing treatment.
Research, develop and implement presentations for educating other health care team members. Provide training in Vaccination Clinic activities to visiting nurses, medical assistants, newly hired nurses and medical students.
Prepare for and respond to emergencies such as the outbreak of a communicable disease within the community. May respond to emergency situations in the clinic or office including vaccine reactions, injuries and symptoms of chest pain.
Educate patients and caregivers regarding their rights as related to privacy of medical information. Ensure that the patient records are secure, kept confidential and maintained in accordance with HIPAA standards.
Supervise the work of other health care personnel when the clinic supervisor or physician is absent.
Physical Requirements of the Immunization Licensed Practice Nurse
Sometimes it is necessary to restrain children when administering vaccinations
Bending and stooping
Lift, carry and transport supplies and equipment
Possible travel to other locations in the community, if required
1 year Clinical experience preferred
Valid NC nurse licensure
Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
Must be able to pass all background checks
TB skin test within the last 6 months
Experience working with electronic medical records, email, and computer literate
Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
Successful completion of other Client screening/application requirements