Outreach Nurse Specialist-Pittsburg, KS


POSITION:  Outreach Nurse Specialist
DEPARTMENT: School Health
REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing
DIRECT REPORTS: None
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

CORE VALUES
The core values of Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK) are dignity and stewardship. Each staff member is expected to perform their job duties in a way that preserves dignity for our patients and maintains good stewardship of CHC/SEK’s resources.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Based out of Pittsburg, but will be traveling in company vehicle when needed.
This position is part of the School Health team. This position works with the School Health Director to coordinate medical outreach events, including staff and equipment.  The Outreach Nurse Specialist provides nursing services in support of the outreach provider(s). The position will identify areas of re-education needs, coordinate training needs and serve as a liaison among school health and medical outreach staff to help create continuity around the organization as related to patient quality, experience and satisfaction. The Outreach Nurse Specialist ensures that all equipment and supplies, including vaccine, are used and maintained in compliance with all regulatory agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Provide nursing services in support of the outreach provider(s).
  2. Schedule outreach events and coordinate appropriate staff, facilities, equipment and supplies for the event.
  3. Coordinate and/or conduct health education (CPR training, puberty talks, etc.).
  4. Coordinate and/or conduct the individual screenings of vision and hearing. Plan, update and coordinate all mandated screening procedures.
  5. Work with Director of Nursing and Risk Manager to ensure outreach staff training and competencies.
  6. Stays current with all regulations involving immunizations.
  7. Responsible for all the outreach event vaccine management activities including, receiving vaccine, storage and handling, monitoring and reporting temperatures, ordering and distribution of vaccine.
  8. Maintain and upkeep of all portable outreach vaccine coolers. Track, monitor and report any new units to KDHE.
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  1. Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kansas.
  2. Previous experience in pediatrics preferred.
  3. Must be BLS certified.
  4. Knowledge of Vaccine recommendations and guidelines
  5. Valid Driver’s License required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Social and cultural sensitivity appropriate to ethnically and economically diverse patient-and employee-base.
  2. Communicates through appropriate channels. Use proper chain of command for patient complaints.
  3. Ability to handle emergency situations calmly and effectively.
  4. Must be computer literate and able to navigate through the Electronic Health Record.
  5. Must be able to maintain good inter-personal relationship with co-workers and other members of the health care team and the organization.
  6. Provide customer service in accordance to the organization’s mission.
  7. Be courteous and respectful when interacting with patients and family members.
  8. Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance to organization’s policy and procedure and HIPAA requirements.

WORKING CONDITIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Computer work is frequent. Good lighting and comfortable temperature of ventilation at all times. Travel is required for this position.