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The University of Washington (UW) and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) are partnering to implement a program that will integrate COVID-19 testing into adult family homes in King County to rapidly scale-up testing among affected residents and workers. Improving access to COVID-19 testing in adult family homes is an important part of improving health equity in King County.
We are seeking a Temporary Research Nurse Lead for COVID-19 Workplace Testing. The person in this position will manage the new testing program with the supervision of the project co-directors to implement and scale-up COVID-19 testing in adult family homes. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys being involved in launching new initiatives, working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team, and is comfortable with rapid changes in work activities.
The Research Nurse Lead will be an integral part of the UW- PHSKC team and will work closely with investigators, testers, and outside organizations to provide both routine and symptom referred COVID-19 testing in adult family homes in King County.
Under general supervision of the project co-directors the nurse will:
•Work with the PHSKC Workplace Investigation team to coordinate testing in adult family homes (AFH) •Coordinate with adult family homes to bring on-site COVID-19 testing •Oversee sample collection during on-site testing events •Assist testers as needed during on-site testing events •Develop and refine protocols to offer remotely observed, self-obtained specimen collection at home •Educate adult family home operators, staff and residents about COVID-19 prevention, isolation & quarantine, and testing •Ensure that specimen collection and transfer to the laboratory adheres to written protocols and standards of practice •Deliver test results •Triage urgent medical issues that arise in the course of on-site testing •Develop protocols for and conduct quality improvement activities for rapid data reporting to King County COVID surveillance •Coordinate with teams and individuals conducting related work at PHSKC •Integral to the evaluation of the new program oInterpret and apply protocols and standards of practice to provide administrative accountability for implementation. •Track data on adult family homes investigated, offered testing and testing uptake among organizations •Track data on individual testing offers, testing completion, and testing results •Develop and utilize database management programs to track and summarize study data. •Assist with preparation of reports for the sponsor •Perform Other Duties as Required
Bachelor’s Degree in nursing or a relevant field AND Two (2) years of experience at the Registered Nurse 1- Research level OR Equivalent education/experience.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
•Strong organizational skills. •Strong computer/keyboarding skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Access •Ability to multitask with competing priorities •Comfort with rapid change in the work environment •Ability to establish rapport with diverse groups of people in a very brief amount of time. •Ability to work with communities of people with varied lived experiences in a non-judgmental manner •Previous COVID-related work •Experience working in or with a local health department •Fluency in English is required; bilingual Spanish-English language skills are preferred
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“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
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