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Aveanna COVID Vaccinations Nurse (LPN) in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

COVID Vaccinations Nurse (LPN)

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Requisition #:

98672

Location:

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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:

Skills/Abilities: (Aveanna will provide training)

  • Preparation and assessment for changes in overall patient health and medication(s)

  • Sample collection(s) I.e. saliva, urine, nasopharyngeal, nasal

  • Ability to draw blood with packaging and shipping of samples to laboratories

  • Must always be able to adhere to confidentiality standards and professional boundaries

  • Demonstrated ability to interact in a collaborative manner with Aveanna team members and others

  • Must possess a strong sense of urgency and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

  • Proven ability to work independently at times and within a team

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet deadlines

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC NURSE:

Assist with setup and break-down of wellness/immunization clinics and transport of vaccine(s) and sharps

Assist with completion of immunization consent forms for participants

Perform intramuscular injection and subcutaneous injection proficiently

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

Transport vaccine(s) and maintain the cold chain process to promote desirable temperature conditions to maintain the shelf-life of the product

Ensure proper biohazardous waste transport and disposal

Maintains appropriate infection control standards and precautions

Maintain compliance with relevant policies and procedures pertaining to the role and function of nurses working in the wellness clinic

Implement emergency management responses to i.e., adverse reactions, anaphylaxis administer epinephrine per physician order

Report incidents and/or injuries/needle sticks

Implement proper biohazardous waste process/protocols

Implement proper utilization of PPE

Minimum Requirements:

6 months or more experience handling with blood specimens, urine specimens, nasal swabs

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

OSHA Respiratory Protection Program: Must complete the OSHA's 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, such as, 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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