Registered Nurse CHS Covid-19 Vaccination Sites Downtown & Eastgate
To contain COVID-19 and fully re-open the region, Public Health -- Seattle & King County estimates that it will be necessary to vaccinate at least 70 percent of all adults, or approximately 1.26 million people. To help achieve this goal, there is an urgent need to create and expand COVID-19 vaccination capacity across King County.
Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) is opening two vaccination sites at the Downtown and Eastgate Public Health Centers to provide referral-based appointments to a targeted population of underserved communities and those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. These sites are expected to be open Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
We are looking to fill numerous Registered Nurse positions in the Community Health Services Division to work for up to eight months to support and maintain the operations of our Covid-19 vaccination program at the Downtown and Eastgate Public Health Centers.
This is a term limited temporary (TLT) or Special Duty position. This position will report to the site Vaccine Program Personal Health Services Supervisor. The successful candidate will possess strong problem-solving skills and work well in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.
Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and the King County Strategic Plan.
- Provide clinical screening for vaccine eligibility
- Vaccine preparation
- Administer COVID-19 vaccine and document in electronic health record
- Provide education regarding vaccine indications and side effects
- Provide post-vaccination patient safety monitoring and respond to any adverse reactions according to standing orders
- Provide safety oversight within scope of practice
- Other duties as assigned to support operational need
- Current Washington State Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing.
- Minimum of Associate Degree in Nursing Science from an accredited school of nursing
- Washington State Drivers' License or the ability to provide transportation to work.
- Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers
- Knowledge of vaccine administration
- Bilingual and/or bicultural - Spanish preferred
- Experience in patient education
- Familiar with EPIC System
- Experience in emergency and/or urgent care
- Experience in school nursing and/or public health
- Demonstrated ability to work in community settings with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations
- Demonstrated ability to apply concepts of trauma-informed care and equity & social justice principles to nursing practice
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified applicants. This posting will be used to fill all needs.
This position is fully benefited 1.0 FTE and overtime eligible. We expect the clinics to operate through October 2021. The site will be operational Monday through Friday during business hours. May also work outside of assigned shift and/or location in order to meet operational needs.
WORK LOCATION: This position is based either at the Eastgate or the Downtown Public Health Centers but may be deployed to other locations to meet operational needs.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at email@example.com
APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:
- NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line
- Completed supplemental questions that are supported in your application. These answers will be reviewed to determine competitiveness. Please do not use "see resume" in your answers as these will be considered incomplete.
- Cover letter which details how you meet or exceed the qualifications.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the required information in the application. If you reference "see resume" on your application it will be considered incomplete. You must completely fill out the application with your relevant education and work experience. The selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, interviewing, and testing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/jobs/hiring
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- The selected candidate will be required to submit a background check. Records are not automatically disqualifying.
- Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.
- Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing required trainings on time.
- Employees may be redeployed in the event of a Public Health emergency
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).
- Supplemental Information
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King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
- Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
- Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
- Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
- 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
- Generous vacation and paid sick leave
- Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
- Flexible Spending Account
- Wellness programs
- Onsite gyms and activity centers
- Employee giving program
- Employee assistance programs
- Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
- Training and career development programs
This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
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01Have you ever been subject to review, challenges, and/or disciplinary action, formal or informal, by an ethics committee, licensing board, medical disciplinary board or related professional association?
02Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
03Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
04Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
05Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
06Seattle & King County Public Health has a strong commitment to equity and social justice. All staff are given training in Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) as well as Trauma Informed Care (TIC). Please describe why working for an agency that values ESJ and TIC is important to you.07Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification.08Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?09Do you have experience administering vaccines to adults, particularly in non-traditional or field settings? If yes, please describe your experience:10Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant And Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
11If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff12If a Seattle-King County employee, do you have permission from your supervisor to apply for a Special Duty Assignment?
- Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
13Provide your credential number and issuing state.