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Aveanna Wellness Immunization Clinic Nurse (LPN) in Springfield, Massachusetts

Wellness Immunization Clinic Nurse (LPN)

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Requisition #:

102540

Location:

Springfield, MA 01107

Category:

LPN/LVN

Job Overview

Aveanna Healthcare, the heart of caring for patients in the wellness and immunization line of business, is seeking nurses i.e. Registered Nurse and/or Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse to work per-diem assignments for wellness and immunization clinics. The wellness/immunization clinic nurse performs biometric screenings and immunizations at Aveanna Healthcare clinics.

Job Responsibilities:

Assisting with setup and break-down of wellness clinics

Transporting CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT) and sharps containers

Quality control testing and calibration of CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT)

Assisting with completion of consent forms

Completion of biometric screenings (operation of CLIA Waived point of care testing device(s) (POCT) i.e. cholesterol, glucose, Hgb-A1c, blood pressure, height, weight, body fat%/BMI, Osteoporosis T-Score, Dermaview, hip-waist ratio, cotinine, COVID-19 rapid testing, spirometry testing, genetic testing, prostate specific antigen, C-reactive screening

Proficient in fingerstick technique and if applicable, phlebotomy

Maintains compliance with wellness specific policies and procedures

Assisting patients in clinical research organizations

Reporting of incidents and/or injuries/needle sticks

Proper biohazardous waste utilization , transport and disposal

Maintains appropriate infection control standards and precautions

Proper utilization of PPE

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC NURSE:

Assisting with setup and break-down of wellness/immunization clinics. Transporting vaccine(s) and sharps

Assisting with completion of immunization consent forms

Proficient in intramuscular injection technique and subcutaneous injection technique

Administer vaccines (per manufacturer instructions), and educates clients and caregivers about age specific immunizations, precautions/contraindications and possible adverse reactions

Transport of vaccine(s) and maintaining the cold chain

Proper biohazardous waste transport and disposal

Maintains appropriate infection control standards and precautions

Maintains compliance with wellness specific policies and procedures

Emergency management i.e., adverse reactions, anaphylaxis. Administration of epinephrine per physician order

Reporting of incidents and/or injuries/needle sticks

Proper biohazardous waste process/protocols

Proper utilization of PPE

Minimum Requirements:

Active and in good standing nursing license i.e. Registered nurse, Licensed practical nurse, Licensed vocational nurse

Meets professional nursing standards and pertinent local, state, and federal requirements

Strong therapeutic communication skills

Preferred administrative data entry work experience, but not required

Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

Flexibility and timeliness in completing assigned tasks

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English

Must be able to travel up to 30 miles, 10% of the time

Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Must complete OSHA Respiratory Protection Program: i.e. N-95 respirator, face shields/goggles, gloves, gowns and if applicable, shoe coverings.

Must be able to sufficiently move equipment without assistance.

Must be able to sustain prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, and twisting.

Must be able to sit and climb stairs.

Must have visual and hearing acuity.

Environment

Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions.

Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases.

Other Duties

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.

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