Flu Clinic Nurses (Temporary; Part Time 8-20 hours per week)
Job Type
Temporary
Description

 Flu Clinic Seasonal RN/LPN/CMA

  

The Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County (VNA) is seeking CMA's, LPN's, RN's or BSN's to join our Temporary Seasonal team  assisting with flu clinics during the months of September, October and November including an occasional Saturday and Sunday.   


About Us: The Visiting Nurse Association of Johnson County (VNA) has brought care home to patients since 1949, helping them to live the best life possible. Iowa Care Community provides foundational support for nonprofit home health care organizations, taking care of human resources, billing, marketing, fundraising and more. By providing these administrative services, Iowa Care Community allows clinical staff to focus on outstanding compassionate care for patients and caregivers.


About our Employment Opportunities: The VNA is searching for dependable Full Time compassionate, dedicated Nurse that is passionate about helping clients live independently at home by completing professional assessments, demonstrating problem-solving and prioritizing skills, initiating and following care plans, daily decision-making skills within the parameters of Nursing scope of practice, and evaluating care plan effectiveness. This position uses technology and equipment to record daily visits in a Matrix Care EMR. This position does require driving from location to location within Johnson county.


About You: Are you dedicated to excellence, enjoy building lasting relationships, love helping to make a difference in the lives of others and looking for an agency who shares your core values? If you seek a mission centered, purpose driven career with a desire to serve others while working within an interdisciplinary professional team, we would love to talk with you about our open positions. Call Karen with any questions: 319-325-0319. 


Our secret? We genuinely believe in our mission. We hire dedicated staff, compensate them well and then reward & recognize exceptional work within our team.  


Our Team: understand the importance of meeting the needs of patients while helping them maintain a high quality of life in their home environment.  The Nursing role care and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, demonstrates organizational skills required to complete cares within established time frames, communicates effectively with clients. Team and other care partners. 


Commitment to Growth and Opportunity: Part of our mission is to empower and equip our staff with the right tools and resources needed to provide extraordinary care with professionalism and integrity. You must be interested in advancing and developing your skills as a caregiver to advance to higher paying assignments.  


Commitment to Diversity: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our agency. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

WORKS CLOSELY WITH: Other Flu Nurses, Auxiliary / Staff Nurses, Program Specialist and Team Assistants.


SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for 


EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Non-Exempt, hourly.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND EQUIPMENT: Work is performed at various business, churches, and clinic sites with the employee driving from location to location during the work period. The sites are throughout Johnson County and within a 50-mile radius of the agency. The driving requirements include in-town and highway driving in good and inclement weather. 


SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE/COGNITIVE DEMANDS: Professional staff may be required to use electronic devises (I-Pad) to document  work at the flu or clinic sites. The employee will demonstrate skill and knowledge in providing professional nursing care for the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and in providing nursing care in the area of wellness and preventive health care. The employee will demonstrate organizational skills required to manage or coordinate with other nurses and volunteers, to manage care for groups of individuals effectively in a clinic setting, to set up clinics in various business sites, and to move from clinic to clinic in a timely basis if required. The employee will be expected to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills. The employee will perform the duties of the job at the flu sites or community site during regular office hours. For flu clinics the employee will also be expected to assist with weekend and possibly evening clinics. The duties include performing various skilled nursing activities, such as giving injections, responding to possible adverse events and assisting with patient education..


PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE DEMANDS: The duties include performing various skilled nursing activities such as injections, assisting with blood draws, taking vital signs, etc. Performance of these duties requires fine motor coordination/ dexterity, the ability to grasp, vision with or without corrective aids adequate for fine motor tasks, patient assessment and driving an automobile. The job requires the physical demands of occasional lifting of more than 20 lbs., reaching, stooping and bending, pushing, walking, going up and down stairs, driving, etc., with or without the use of assistive/adaptive devices. The job may regularly require loading and carrying boxes of equipment and supplies to and from employee car as equipment and supplies are transported between the office and clinic sites. The job also requires the ability to stand for periods of 2-4 hours at a time and the ability to work in non-health care settings.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: To be performed satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The following duties are normal for the position; while this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job, it is not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned by the employer. 

  1. Provides availability of at least 8-10 hours  per week over 2 or more days to Program Specialist. Availability is flexibility enough to  provide for at least one of the following: early morning hours, evening hours, weekend hours. General availability is provided 2-4      weeks in advance of Flu Clinic season. Changes in availability are communicated at least 2 weeks in      advance, except in emergency.
  2. Works closely with staff in assignments to scheduled clinics. Reviews tentative assignments at beginning of Flu Clinic season, and communicates  promptly regarding any conflicts. Able to accommodate some changes in schedules as clinics are added,      or as the number of participants at a given clinic increases or decreases.
  3. Staffs Influenza Clinics as assigned, arriving ahead of scheduled clinic to assist with clinic set up, and remaining after the clinic if needed to assist with repacking supplies and site clean up.
  4. Provides appropriate screening and counseling to clinic clients. Provides appropriate assessment and treatment in the event of an adverse reaction.
  5. Picks up supplies and vaccine and/or returns supplies and vaccine to VNA as assigned. Handles vaccines, supplies, and biohazard wastes in accordance with agency policies, professional standards, and any manufacturer  requirements.
  6. Documents effectively, accurately, and in compliance with agency policies and procedures. Effectively completes and handles client      consent forms, incident reports as required, and the Flu Clinic Report. Returns all information to VNA office same day unless given permission to delay for 1 day.
  7. Establishes effective relationships with clients, respecting patient rights and involving individuals in decision      making as possible. Promotes      optimal independence of clients as feasible while meeting their needs.
  8. Participates as necessary in orientation,      instruction, supervision and demonstration of agency s ervices to students, volunteers, and other      VNA staff.
  9. Meets with Community Program Coordinator or      Quality Manager as requested. Promptly informs supervisor of any additional training needs or      concerns.
  10. Complies with personnel record-keeping      requirements (e.g. auto insurance documentation, licensure) on a timely basis.
  11. Obtains and provides documentation of meeting VNA’s minimum education requirement: 12 hours documented education hours (may be combination of VNA, other health care agency, and CEU credits) annually  including the following required agency topics: Infection Control, Safety and Chemical  Hazards, Confidentiality and Privacy, and Patient Rights/Ethics. If education requirement not otherwise  met, participates in regular agency in-service and staff meetings, making alternative arrangements to      obtain the information in a timely manner if schedule doesn’t permit attendance at specific agency events.
  12. Completes required competencies for position      and maintains current CPR training and knowledge of expected      behavior in emergency situations.
  13. Maintains knowledge of and complies with professional licensure requirements and standards, professional ethics and      performance standards, and agency personnel policies, ethics and      compliance policies.
  14. Ability to lift 20 lbs from floor to counter 3 times. Ability to push/pull 20 lbs on a 2 wheel cart.
  15. Performs other duties as necessary.


Requirements

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 


CMA, LPN, RN or BSN from an accredited school of nursing and licensed in the State of Iowa. 


Home care or community health experience is preferred or experience working with individuals with chronic disorders or in a clinic setting.


Strong assessment skills. 


Car, driver's license and adequate insurance as outlined.  


Annual TB test at hire then annual screening is required. 


All offers of employment are conditioned upon the result of a criminal background check conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and DHS, as required by law.