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Travel and Immunization Clinic Nurse Supervisor (0402U), University Health Services - 35368
University of California, Berkeley


Date Posted Jul. 5, 2022
Title Travel and Immunization Clinic Nurse Supervisor (0402U), University Health Services - 35368
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Health Services
 
 


Travel and Immunization Clinic Nurse Supervisor (0402U), University Health Services - 35368

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive college health service providing fully accredited, primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty, and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. UHS manages the student health insurance and workers' compensation insurance programs.

Approximately 65,000 visits occur annually including Primary Care, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Specialty Clinics. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work. The Social Services (SOS) unit offers short-term counseling, groups, case management and nutrition services to the campus student population. Counseling staff consists of social workers who provide compassionate specialty counseling on a range of specific and highly sensitive topics. Coupled with health promotion and public health programs, UHS reaches all segments of the Berkeley campus community. Learn more about UHS by visiting uhs.berkeley.edu

Responsibilities

Supervises and coordinates the activities of nursing and clinical support personnel in a health care clinic. Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to employees according to established policies, collective bargaining agreements, and management guidance. Administers policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies and practices. Identifies risks and responds accordingly. Provide priority setting and workflow analysis. Management reviews work to measure meeting of objectives.

Responsible for the clinical operations and administrative supervision of Travel and Immunization clinic including goals and objectives and compliance with legal or policy mandates. Reviews and approves recommendations for functional programs. Provides guidance to clinic staff and other managers to achieve organizational goals in accordance with established policies. Exercises independent judgment within defined procedures, policies, and department protocols to determine appropriate action. Effective management reduces costs, personnel time, risk to the organization and improves timely access to care. Under the direction of the Clinical Services Director, ensures operational efficiency and fiscal responsibility, seeks revenue generating opportunities for Travel Consult and Travel services.
  • Manages the daily operations of Travel and Immunization Department, maintaining patient care objectives, clinical protocols, policies and procedures. Manages the scheduling of nursing and support staff according to patient acuity and to assure optimal nursing services across units or sub-units. Hires, trains, supervises, and manages performance of clinic staff. Models UHS core values, mentors and coaches for maximum performance and job satisfaction. Develops team members through opportunities such as special projects related to Travel and Immunization goals, work on committees and assignments that enable staff to develop professionally, formal and informal coaching and mentoring, regular training, and appropriate conference attendance Under the general oversight of the Medical Director and Clinical Services Director, responsible for the provision of travel and immunization services for the campus with offerings to the community, including the annual Influenza vaccination program. Oversees analysis and policy development for issues and processes within the Travel/Immunizations clinic. Identifies budgetary needs and opportunities for revenue-generation within the Travel and Immunizations Program; justifies and escalates to supervisor in a timely fashion to ensure a balanced budget and to identify areas of growth and efficiency. Maintains and monitors Travel and Immunization staffing records and statistics as well as Travel and Immunization staff time keeping. Coordinates travel medicine education services and messaging to mitigate risk of communicable disease and morbidity. Advises senior management on matters concerning functional areas of oversight, and/or customer service issues anywhere within UHS. Serves as UHS subject matter expert on immunizations. Provides clinical guidance to various UHS committees such as the Health and Safety Committee and TB committee; member of the Clinical Services Management Team.

Mandatory tuberculosis and immunization program
  • In collaboration with Clinical Leadership and UHS IT, plays a leadership role in the development, implementation, usage, and quality control of UHS systems to track compliance with UCOP System-wide Mandatory TB Screening and Immunization Requirements. In consultation with Medical Director, ensure appropriate clinical follow-up of screening results, including immunizations, additional diagnostic testing, case management, and consultation. In consultation with Medical Director (or delegate Clinical Lead), provides supervision and oversight to clinical support and nursing staff providing screening, monitoring, and nursing care of tuberculosis.

Direct Patient Care
  • Responsible for patient care activities in the Travel and Immunization Clinic, including immunizations, nursing care, treatment and procedures. Documents interventions, care and response clearly via an electronic medical record Evaluate, assess and monitor patients for the effectiveness of therapy and ensure the overall quality of care, and communicate with ordering clinician and/or medical director as appropriate Modify treatment plans as indicated by patients' response, condition, provider orders and/or use of protocols or standing orders, while maintaining patient safety and adhering to accepted evidence-based clinical guidelines.

Public Health Program Liaison
  • Serves as communicable disease program manager and liaison for the campus to the City of Berkeley, Alameda County and surrounding communities, State Dept. of Public Health, CDC. Responsible for ensuring timely reporting of and public health response to communicable diseases to relevant public entities (local, regional, and state as applicable); ensures compliance with communicable disease reporting and ATD standards. Oversees and ensures coordination of immunization data with CAIRS (California Immunization Registry System). Under the supervision of the Medical Director and in collaboration with campus experts, may provide guidance to professional staff and campus departments on infectious diseases affecting the campus population.

T&I Program Quality Assurance and Risk Management
  • Performs incident report investigations and monitors quality assurance indicators to ensure effective nursing care. Advises senior management on matters concerning functional areas of oversight, and/or customer service issues anywhere within UHS. Responsible for appropriate storage, temperature control, and management of vaccines stored outside of UHS Pharmacy, including tracking and reporting to regulatory entities as required. Ensures all Travel and Immunization staff remain up to date on required trainings, intervenes with additional training as identified. Responsible for biannual review and subsequent staff education and consent updates of CDC recommended updates to all Vaccine Information Statements Under guidance of and with support from UHS partners, ensures unit remains compliant with AAAHC and other applicable accreditation requirements. May assist other unit managers as needed/appropriate to expertise.

Required Qualifications
  • Solid knowledge of patient need and care assessment. Direct patient care and management experience in an Immunization Program and/or Travel Clinic. Broad clinical skills in providing and supervising the appropriate medical care to patients including emergency interventions expected in an ambulatory care setting such as anaphylaxis. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interact with patients, staff members, and other members of the medical community. Passion for leadership and supervision and mentorship of nursing and clinical support staff. Knowledge of electronic / medical record systems with ability to remain flexible with desire for continued learning. Must be computer literate. Advanced knowledge of clinical nursing standards and practice, including OSHA guidelines and other applicable regulations. Thorough knowledge of health care delivery systems, health care program management, and coordination. Seeks out and embraces opportunities to develop skills in managing a diverse workforce and caring for a diverse patient population. Proven ability to model inclusive behavior and partner with stakeholders to promote equity and practice continuing improvement. Must have excellent administrative, project management and organizational leadership skills, skilled in establishing priorities, goals, objectives, and timelines for achievement. Position requires intense concentration, an eye for detail and the ability to multitask in a busy clinical setting. Knowledge of federal and state laws regulating privacy and confidentiality of health information.


Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Master's degree in nursing, public health, and/or equivalent health field or Current National Board Certification as Nurse Practitioner. 5 years of direct patient care experience with at least 3 in Travel or Immunization related services.


License/Certifications
  • Must have current and valid California State RN license by start date. Must have CPR certification. BLS for Health Care Provider. Medical Surveillance. Public Health Certificate.


Special Conditions
  • Must have supervisory / management training in a healthcare setting, preferably related to Travel and Immunization Services.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid knowledge of supervising a medical care unit. Experience developing strong relationships with community partners to achieve objectives on both an individual case level as well as program planning and development for the campus. 3 years direct patient care experience in an Immunization Program and/or Travel Clinic with leadership position or management preferred. Thorough knowledge of budget/fiscal related processes. Thorough knowledge of HR-related policies and procedures; knowledge of union contracts and preparation of contract negotiations, in consultation with Human Resources. Knowledge of and experience with ambulatory care AAAHC and/or Joint Commission accreditation standards.


Salary & Benefits
  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week), career position, eligible for full UC benefits. This is an exempt, monthly paid position. The annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $95,900.00 - $142,500.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html


Diversity Statement

Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience.

Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that "every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive."

Other Information
  • The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to May 19, 2022.
  • Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.


Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Physical Exam

Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.

Mandated Reporter

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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