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City of Chicopee Pandemic Response Lead Nurse in Chicopee, Massachusetts

Job Title: Pandemic Response Lead Nurse Department: Human Resources ? Department of Occupational Health & Safety Status: Non Union (Part-Time & Full-Time); Temporary Salary: $50/Hour SUMMARY The Pandemic Response Lead Nurse will be responsible for assisting with the management of the day-to-day operation of the Covid-19 vaccination site within city limits, in accordance with local, state and CDC guidelines. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE - Oversee daily setup and break-down of wellness/immunization clinics. Transporting vaccine(s) and sharps - Oversee daily 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 - Maintain appropriate infection control standards and precautions - Maintain 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 - Responsible for vaccination inventory, management and reporting to DPH - Responsible for other duties and tasks as required SCHEDULE & COMPENSATION This is a non-exempt, temporary position with part-time and full-time hours available. The schedule of the vaccine site is during standard business hours, approximately 40 hours per week, requiring flexibility per the needs of the operation, the City, as well as emergency situations. The Pandemic Response Nurse has a salary of $50.00 per hour. 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 HOW TO APPLY If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and employment goals, apply today by one of the following: - Go to and apply online by selecting ?Apply Now? - Select ?download application? on the City?s employment page and either email it or deliver it along with your resume and cover letter to or the Department of Human Resources, located at Chicopee City Hall, 274 Front Street, 1st Fl. Chicopee, MA. 01013. Questions? Text, Call, or Email: Paul A. N. Winspeare Assistant Director of Human Resources P: (413) 594-1483 C: (413) 523-2841