COVID Team Registered Nurse

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 26, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
Full Time
COVID Team Registered Nurse

This position is funded through May, 2021.

The George Mason University, Safety, Emergency, and Enterprise Risk Management department invites applications for a COVID Team Registered Nurse position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: The COVID Team RN is the lead member of a two-person team and is responsible for providing COVID-19 sampling at the Mason on-campus testing site for members of the Mason community. Responsibilities include the preparation and set up of all sampling/testing, collecting patient samples for COVID19 testing through the mobile testing site, ensuring specimen samples and collection activities are documented properly, and patient follow up. The COVID Team RN also supervises the LPN and/or Medical Assistants in this purpose as members of the test team. The scheduling for this position occurs Monday through Friday, with possible weekend rotations.

COVID19 Response Team Supervision: * Supervises LPN and Medical Assistants in the day-to-day functions of COVID19 testing; * Aids in preparation and set up of all sampling/testing sites primarily located outside unless inclement weather requires indoor testing; * Ensures PPE and Safety precautions are demonstrated and in effect at all times; * Ensures all specimen samples and collection activities are documented properly.

COVID19 Testing and Sampling: * Performs curbside and/or mobile sampling/testing for COVID and non-COVID specimen; * Collects samples from patients for COVID19 screening in either role of Clean Sampler or Dirty Sampler; * Clean Sampler role handles all non-infectious surfaces throughout sampling process; stays at a distance from patient, attired in full PPE of protective gown, gloves, N95 or procedure mask, and face shield; * Dirty Sampler role interacts with patient to collection registration form, verbal consent, and obtains Nasal swab from patient, attired in full PPE of protective gown, gloves, N95 mask, and face shield; * Demonstrates PPE and safety precautions at all times.

COVID19 Tracing and Ad Hoc: * Contacts patients with follow up as needed; * Works collaboratively with other university departments to facilitate testing and tracking of results; * May require local travel to obtain samples.

Required Qualifications: * Excellent Communication Skills, both written and verbal; * Phlebotomy skills/training; * Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records; * Knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology; * Ability to build rapport with patients; * Compassionate and caring demeanor; * Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Virginia or valid Multi-State License; * Healthcare Provider BLS certification; * Must be a graduate of an accredited diploma, associate or bachelor of science degree in registered nursing; * Demonstrated clinical background with competence to complete COVID19 testing.

Preferred Qualifications: * Demonstrated nursing experience in a hospital or health care setting, (min. 1 year preferred), in addition to clinical experience obtained while seeking a nursing degree; * Demonstrated experience in a physician's office, preferably adult medicine or college health, and at least 1 year; * Demonstrated experience in specimen collection, swabbing, or blood services; * Demonstrated experience in Electronic Health Records, at least 1 year experience.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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