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Wellness Immunization Student Nurse

Company: Aveanna Healthcare
Location: Brookline
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Position overview:
According to the federal CARES Act and in the states where regulations apply, vaccinations during the Covid-19 pandemic may be administered by a student nurse under direct supervision of a healthcare professional I.e. physician, registered nurse. Aveanna Healthcare, the heart of caring for patients in the wellness and immunization line of business, is seeking student nurses to assist with Covd-19 vaccinations at mass vaccination sites, community health fairs, employer groups etc. This pertains to student nurses in their senior year of nursing school (obtaining graduate nurse status) and must pass the Aveanna required training and competency program successfully.

STUDENT NURSE - Job Responsibilities:
Preparing, distributing and administering vaccination(s) prescribed by physicians standing orders
Administer vaccines (per manufacturer instructions), and educates patients and caregivers about age specific immunizations, precautions/contraindications and possible adverse reactions
Assisting with setup and break-down of immunization clinics
Charting, either handwritten or via data entered into a computer
If applicable, assisting patients with completion of vaccination consent forms
Providing individual patient education, in accordance with accepted nursing practice regarding vaccine administration
Utilized therapeutic communication techniques in order to facilitate the patient's optimum level of wellness
Assisting in the management of potential vaccine reaction(s) I.e. localized, psychological fright, presyncope, and syncope (fainting), and anaphylaxis
Administers CPR according to American Heart Association or American Red Cross standards (Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider) to patients in cardiac arrest, or on an emergency basis
Maintains compliance with wellness/immunization specific policies and procedures
Reporting of incidents and/or injuries/needle sticks
Proper biohazardous waste utilization and disposal
Maintains appropriate infection control standards and precautions
Proper utilization of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Minimum Requirements:
Actively enrolled in an accredited nursing program and in their senior year of nursing
Meets professional nursing standards and pertinent local, state, and federal requirements
Strong therapeutic communication Skills
Preferred administrative data entry work experience, but not required
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Flexibility and timeliness in completing assigned tasks

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to speak, write, read and understand English
Must be able to travel up to 30 miles
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Must complete OSHA's Respiratory Protection Program I.e. N-95 respirator, face shields/goggles, gloves, gowns and if applicable, show coverings
Must be able to sufficiently move equipment without assistance
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, kneeling, reaching, twisting
Must be able to sit and climb stairs
Must have visual and hearing acuity

Environment:
Must be able to function in a wide variety of environments which may involve exposure to allergens and other various conditions
Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits:
Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance*
Paid Time Off Available*
401(k) Savings Plan with Employer Matching*
Easy access to state of the art technology for electronic charting during point of care
24 Hour 7 Days a Week Team Support for direct clinical and scheduling assistance
Hourly Pay & Weekly Paychecks
Flexible Scheduling (8, 10, and 12 hour shifts; Day/Night/Weekends available)
Potential for Overtime
Paid Training & Continuous Professional Development
Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status*
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: Aveanna Healthcare, Brookline , Wellness Immunization Student Nurse, Healthcare , Brookline, Massachusetts

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