As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.EH&S has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% FTE Registered Nurse (RN2) to work with the Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP). HSIP ensures compliance with immunization requirements for the clinical training portion of the University's health sciences programs: medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, speech and hearing sciences, rehabilitation medicine, laboratory medicine, and the physician assistant training program.The HSIP RN reports to the HSIP nurse manager. The primary duties include communicating health related information to students and staff in the UW health sciences schools, maintaining student immunization records, maintaining program files, providing reception services, and, as needed, performing clinical duties, such as conducting vision screening and reading TB skin tests.PRIMARY DUTIES:Clinical work: (25%)Communicate with students and their respective schools/programs about program requirementsEducate students about options for meeting those requirements and receiving care, including Hall Health Center (HHC, UW's Seattle campus student health center)Review data for compliance and accuracyDocument services according to program and University standardsAssist with developing and updating information for students, such as forms, brochures, emails, and webpage informationRecognize, respond to, and manage time-sensitive and urgent situationsAdministrative work: (20%)Assist health sciences schools and programs acquire compliance reportsAcquire and maintain competency in the use of the program's web-based vendor system, and the program's former online electronic record and immunization tracking systemInterface with various database (including the State immunization registry, UW Lab Medicine, and the UW student database) to execute program functionsCoordinate with colleagues, other departments, and outside organizations, including coordination of color vision screening clinics for some health sciences studentsAs needed, collaborate with staff from the student health center and the employee health centerParticipate in HSIP and EH&S meetings and committeesAs needed, create surveys for screening tools, scheduling, and customer satisfaction surveysOther responsibilities:(5%)Provide services based on scientific principles, guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and recommendations from Public Health - Seattle & King CountyMaintain proficiency in the knowledge of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization practicesMaintain confidentiality of health-related student informationDemonstrate respect for the diversity of health sciences students and staff, as well as for the diversity of HSIP and EH&S staffDemonstrate respect for student rights and maintain privacy and confidentiality according to UW, local, state, and federal requirementsContribute to quality improvement initiatives/programsDemonstrate accountability for the effectiveness of the Health Sciences Immunization ProgramContribute to a positive work environmentDemonstrate self-direction and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multidisciplinary teamsMaintain program policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practicePerform other related duties as assignedMinimum Requirements:Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in WashingtonMinimum two years of experience working as an RNKnowledge of vaccine-preventable diseasesExtensive and current knowledge of immunization practices set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, including scheduling, routes of administration, and contraindications.Recent experience in childhood, adolescent, and adult immunization practicesAble to make decisions based on sound nursing principles and utilize knowledge gained from evidence-based practice; confidence in professional abilitiesSkill in working both independently and collaboratively with multidisciplinary teamsDemonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize daily tasksExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAbility to manage stress in a face-paced work environmentProficiency with basic computer functions in a PC environmentAble to learn new software and computer applicationsDesired Requirements:Five years of experience in adult immunization practiceFive years of experience with direct patient care in ambulatory (primary) care clinic, immunization clinic, or public health clinic settingAble to work a flexible schedule, as needed to accommodate program fluctuationsProficiency with the OHM applicationExperience with infection control and/or communicable disease controlExperience with compliance tracking programsApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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