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|Date Posted||August 7, 2020|
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
TERM: 6 MONTHS
SIGN-ON BONUS: $4,000.00
LOCATION: Midland, TX
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. Overview The CDC Foundation is working with CDC and state and local authorities to provide surge staffing for the nation’s COVID-19 response. The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for Licensed Vocational Nurse to support the COVID-19 response. These positions performs basic nursing responsibilities and assists with related health clinic, hospital, home or mobile unit duties under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Responsibilities • Interviews patients and records their medical history using electronic health records; verifies medical history, screens immunization records. • Administers and issues medications and vaccines according to approved standing delegation orders. • Administers injections and skin tests; takes blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respiration and other testing. • Assists with patient follow-up; assists nurse or physician as directed. • Assists in compiling statistical data for reports. • Maintains inventory of supplies and medications and cleanliness of the office/clinic. • May make referrals and assist with emergency response activities. • Assists to ensure positive outcomes in all clinical service areas (i.e. productivity, wait time decrease, CoCasa scores). • Participates in quality improvement activities including record reviews, chart audits, skills assessments, and competency evaluations.
Required qualifications • Requires a high school diploma or GED certificate and graduation from a school of vocational or practical nursing. • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as a Vocational Nurse in the State of Texas. • CPR certification required. License and CPR certification must be maintained and current for continued employment. • One year of nursing experience as a licensed vocational nurse is required. Two years of experience as a Certified Medical Assistant in a public health or related clinical setting may be substituted for the experience requirement. • Work consists of standard procedures and tasks where analytic abilities in following guidelines, policies and procedures. • There are frequent exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing. • The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. • There are frequent exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing. • Requires the ability to make coordinated gross motor movements in response to changing external stimuli within moderately demanding tolerances; or the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within low tolerance demands with no real speed requirements. • Excellent judgment and decision making, with strong written and verbal communication skills. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans. The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.