Allergy, Immunization and Travel Nurse, PT (9139C) 8216
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 6/15/2020
As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services. The Clinical Services Program within UHS includes primary care, urgent care, occupational health and specialty clinics, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy and radiology. Learn more by visiting https://uhs.berkeley.edu/
The Allergy, Travel and Immunization Clinic guides members of the campus community in protecting their health while traveling throughout the world and provides clinical care and support to students requiring immunizations and therapeutic injections for a variety of indications, including the University of California mandate for immunizations and TB clearance. This clinic also provides counseling and treatment for students with latent and active TB, in partnership with clinicians who have expertise in tuberculosis.
The Allergy Travel Clinic is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and occasionally on Saturdays. The Tang Center is closed on holidays. Learn more at uhs.berkeley.edu.
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager of the Allergy, Travel, and Immunization Clinic, clinic nurses perform a broad range of professional functions involving nursing care that emphasizes the use of appropriate skills, knowledge, and abilities to assure the comfort, safety, and well-being of all patients. Clinic nurses are an integral part of both health care and administrative services within Clinical Services, and support the mission of the University Health Service.
I. PATIENT CARE AND TRIAGE
Using the nursing process develops, interprets, implements, evaluates and documents a plan of care for patients consistent with UHS policies, procedures and guidelines. Patient care may be provided in person, by telephone, and by electronic means.
A. Employ triage techniques to identify existing or potential health problems (physiological and psychological) and formulate a plan of care.
1. Establish a priority of care for patients and route patients appropriately. Demonstrates confidentiality, sensitivity and concern during all patient interactions.
2. Recognize symptoms and diagnostic test results that deviate from normal. Follows through on abnormal findings in a timely manner, using appropriate resources.
3. Consults appropriately with MD/NP or RN supervisor.
4. Documents nursing assessments and interventions clearly, legibly, accurately, concisely, and consistently in accordance with UHS policy.
5. Provides appropriate patient teaching, health education and related counseling.
6. Provides clinical support to Customer Service staff working with students who are working to complete TB and immunization requirements.
B. Provides direct patient care utilizing nursing skills and protocols.
1. Initiates diagnostic tests per standing orders such as ordering titers or TB blood test for students needing to meet UC mandatory immunization and TB clearance requirements as appropriate and according to applicable protocol.
2. Administers medications and treatments.
3. Assists in the preparation and treatment of patients.
4. Takes medical histories, assesses and counsels patients on basic preventative health measures according to protocol, e.g. Immunization, TB clearance, immunotherapy.
5. Provides case management, maintains tickler file(s) systems to assure continuity of care.
C. Allergy/Travel, Specialty Nurses must meet the specific focus *Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of their units as outlined in attachments.
II. Organizational Responsibilities
Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates achieving UHS goals and objectives.
A. Adheres to principles of quality, customer oriented standards.
1. Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with patients and staff.
2. Documents and refers administrative inquiries, patient complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors.
3. Knowledgeable of patient rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and patient privacy.
4. Maintains patient records appropriately including confidentiality, legibility and completeness of notes. This includes written and electronic records.
B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures.
1. Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services, locations.
2. Knowledgeable of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies.
a. Detailed knowledge of Clinical Services policies and procedures.
C. Works collaboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach.
1.. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability as health care practices and related technology change.
III. Leadership/Professional Growth
A. As a nursing professional, demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally.
1. Anticipates educational needs of patients.
a. Provides written resource materials.
b. Documents instruction and patients' response to same.
2. Collaborates with other disciplines in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating patient education materials.
3. Participates in the orientation of new employees; may act as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a positive manner.
B. Contributes to the improvement of nursing practice.
1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing practice.
2. Takes responsibility for own educational needs.
3. Participates constructively in staff meetings.
4. Participates in nursing committees and the development of nursing protocols.
5. Assists in identifying nursing staff learning needs and issues in nursing practice, and may be asked to prepare materials to share with other nurses.
6. Actively contributes to Quality Improvement activities.
7. Facilitates team problem solving.
8. Facilitates problem solving by the contribution of constructive concerns and/or ideas for improving efficiency and working relations.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide routine immunizations based on CDC and CDPH recommendations.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to monitor vaccine storage and handling guidelines.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide immunotherapy injections and counseling.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide to TB risk screening and perform TB testing.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide therapeutic injections as ordered by UHS clinicians.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to initiate diagnostic tests (titers or TB blood tests) under standing orders.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide appropriate emergency interventions.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to provide Travel Medicine consultation and appropriate immunizations and medications specific to destination and activities during travel.
- Ability to anticipate patient flow problems or scheduling conflicts and intervene effectively.
- Ability to anticipate vaccine and supply needs and order as needed to meet sufficient supplies to meet patient demands.
- Previous RN experience in clinical nursing
- Current CA RN license
- BLS certified
- Ability to work independently
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently, coping with variable workloads, intermittent delays and emotionally charged situations.
- Experience in a Public Health setting
- Experience in Travel Medicine
- Experience providing counseling for immunizations to adults
- Experience in case management of latent and active TB patients.
- Knowledge of Student Health Insurance Plan.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a 50% FTE appointment (part-time)
Employment is contingent on successful completion of: Background Check, Acceptable Medical Evaluation that includes infectious disease surveillance and proof of current required vaccinations or immunity levels, and successful credentials verification (if applicable).
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.
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
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