Quality Assurance Nurse

Employer
AM LLC
Location
RI
Posted
Aug 05, 2022
Closes
Sep 04, 2022
Ref
2022-3445
Function
IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AM LLC has an immediate opening for a full-time Immunization Services Quality Assurance Nurse to support public health, COVID-19 response, and immunization services programming throughout the state of Rhode Island. The Immunization Services Quality Assurance Nurse will provide quality assurance oversight for the COVID-19 and/or Vaccines for Children (VFC) vaccination programs, including tracking inventory, ensuring proper handling of vaccines, performing quality assurance activities, and serving as a liaison to assigned vaccine clinic sites. As an integral member of the Pandemic Response Unit team, a key part of this role includes maintaining stakeholder communications and relationships. The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, attention-to-detail, planning, and problem solving skills. Prior experience working at a local or state health department will be beneficial in this role. This is a hybrid position with 20% remote work from a home office and 80% required onsite work in Providence, RI with the possibility of occasional travel throughout the state of Rhode Island.

This position is contingent upon being awarded the project.

Responsibilities

  • Support vaccine administration, clinic execution, and transition activities for the Pandemic Response unit.
  • In collaboration with program and project leadership, track vaccine inventory and assure adequate supply of vaccine to meet the needs of the state.
  • Coordinate with RIDOH channel and cross-channel owners, providers and vaccine distributor
  • In collaboration with project leadership, Identify any risks / issues in clinic schedules / vaccine inventory and work to resolve
  • Coordinate with channel owners and providers to forecast capacity and demand changes
  • Identify, coordinate and provide oversight to mobile vaccination clinics.
  • Provide quality assurance oversight for assigned vaccine clinic sites at regular intervals.
  • Perform site visits to assigned vaccine clinic sites at regular intervals.
  • Assess tracking procedures for COVID-19 and/or VFC vaccine inventory for assigned vaccine clinic sites.
  • Implement quality assurance measures to ensure proper vaccine management, storage, handling, and administration.
  • Perform quality assessments and data collection according to local, state, and federal program requirements.
  • Liaises with local vaccine clinics, distribution locations, and local health departments to facilitate adherence to appropriate protocols.
  • Utilizes all databases (e.g., CDC Redcap, PEAR, State Immunization Information System or Registry) to ensure complete documentation.
  • Ensures documentation from site assessments are inputted into appropriate database within the established time frame per contractual obligations (e.g., 24 hours).
  • Share evidence-based practices, improvement strategies, and educational resources with vaccination provider sites.
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to vaccine providers in storing and handling vaccines.
  • Responsible for scheduling clinic site assessments and communicating with project staff regarding scheduling.
  • Collaborates with project leadership, project staff, and client liaison.


Job requirements and schedules may be subject to change based on client and business needs.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent organizational and keen attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking and sound judgment required.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Active RN license in the state of Rhode Island.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Associate's Degree required.
  • 2 years' experience in a provider's office or community health practice setting.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Prior experience working at a local or state health department preferred.


TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • User provided home high-speed internet connection. (Minimum 25Mbps)
  • Strong experience with Google Suite: Gmail, Chat, Meet, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Experience using immunization information systems or registries and the ability to navigate clinic patient records, vaccine ordering history, etc.
  • Strong experience using a MacBook Air, and/or iPad with Mac OS 10.15 or newer


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Frequent on-site provider office visits.
  • Must be willing to drive distances greater than 100 miles.
  • Occasional overnight travel.


PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees must have the ability to perform the following physical demands for extended periods of time with or without assistance:
  • Driving for long periods at a time.
  • Standing for long periods at a time.

Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, we may be unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries, but we are reviewing and considering all applications in the order in which they were submitted on a rolling basis.

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