Full-Time Public Health Nurse Coordinator – Immunizations
Under general direction of the Division Director-Family Health Services or a Bureau Director-Nursing, coordinates programs and/or clinics in the Nursing Division of the Utah County Health Department related to immunizations, epidemiology, or communicable diseases.
Coordinates services of assigned program; assigns and evaluates work; conducts performance appraisals and provides input for staffing decisions including hiring, retention, and discipline; orients new nurses to the program; ensures adequate training of staff including providing weekly in-service training.
Monitors program activities to ensure compliance with county and state regulations, and administrative procedures; assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards, and in the overall evaluation of the program.
Coordinates services with other programs and with related state, federal, and local agencies and/or other county departments; coordinates specialty, multi-disciplinary, and multi-agency clinics as assigned.
Performs or assists with all duties within the program as needed to ensure coverage and efficient operation of the program.
Performs nursing assessments and tests clients for various medical conditions; maintains test results, patient charts, and any other patient information; coordinates client care with primary and secondary physicians; assists clients with psycho-social needs; refers clients to support groups and related community services.
Coordinates and advocates community health education; educates and counsels clients in their homes and in public clinics; teaches health care classes in schools, agencies, institutions, clubs, and other community groups.
Completes applicable assessments, forms, statistics, logs and reports on services.
Maintains an accurate inventory of vaccine and related supplies; follows chain of custody standards; ensures expiration dates are adhered to; ensures proper storage and serves as first responder to refrigerator alarm.
Coordinates all immunization clinics including satellite, permanent, and mass clinics.
Maintains professional working relationships with vaccine representatives, reads professional articles, and attends meetings and seminars to stay abreast of latest protocol including possible recalls and changes to dosing, strength, uses etc.
Works with the Executive Director-Health to ensure standing orders for vaccines are current.
Updates educational materials including vaccine information statements to ensure accurate information is given to the public regarding followup, side effects etc.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university plus four (4) years of related registered nurse work experience OR an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university plus six (6) years of related registered nurse work experience.
Preference may be given to applicants with supervisory or lead experience.
Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required. Selected applicants shall be strongly encouraged to receive immunizations according to the Center for Disease Control and/or County Health Department Policy.
Applicant must possess either a current State of Utah Registered Nurse license, a current State of Utah Temporary Registered Nurse license, or a current out-of-state Registered Nurse license recognized through interstate compact legislation. Incumbents possessing temporary or out-of-state licensure must obtain a
State of Utah Registered Nurse license during the probationary period for new hires or during the trial period for promoted County employees. Incumbents must possess CPR and first aid certifications.
Applicant must possess a current driver’s license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver’s license within 60 days of employment.