Registered Nurse Downtown Public Health Center COVID-19 Vaccination

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on October 1, 2021
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Summary

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) has 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. 

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 Downtown Public Health Center COVID-19 Vaccination site. The site hours are Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

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. 

 

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice:

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.

 

Job Duties:

  • Provide clinical screening for vaccine eligibility
  • Vaccine preparation, ensuring proper vaccine storage and handling, managing daily vaccine inventory
  • 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

 

Licensing/Certification Requirements: 

  • 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 ability to transport to work.
  • Current BLS-CPR for Healthcare Providers

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual and/or bicultural- Spanish preferred
  • Experience administering all types of COVID vaccine

 

Competitive Candidates:

  • Knowledge of vaccine administration
  • Experience in patient education
  • Familiar with EPIC System
  • Familiar with WAIIS System
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365
  • 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  
  • Demonstrated leadership experience

 

WHO MAY APPLY: 

This position is open to all qualified applicants which includes new grad nurses as well as re-entry nurses.


WORK SCHEDULE: 

These positions are fully benefited, 1.0 FTE and overtime eligible. We expect the clinic to operate through June 2021. The site will be operational Monday through Friday during normal business hours. May also work outside of assigned shift and/or location to meet operational needs. This posting will be used to fill all needs.

 

WORK LOCATION: 

This position is based at the Downtown Public Health Center and/or Eastgate Public Health Center. May be deployed to other locations to meet operational needs.

 

CONTACT: For more information, contact Amy M. Curtis, BSN, RN, Healthcare Recruitment Manager at amy.curtis@kingcounty.gov

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The following completed items are required to be considered for this vacancy:

  • NEOGOV/Government Jobs on-line or paper application 
  • 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. 


Your application will 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.
 
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is represented by Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA).
 
 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play. 

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

(New) Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement 
 As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th.   People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.  Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.  

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

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
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

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.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

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Have you used an electronic health records system? If so, what systems are you proficient in using?
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Have 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?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever been involved, as a health service provider, in a malpractice claim or suit?
  • Yes
  • No
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Have you ever had your license to practice nursing in any jurisdiction revoked, denied, suspended, reduced, or relinquished?
  • Yes
  • No
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Do you have knowledge of any action pending before any licensing board(s) which could affect your license or ability to practice?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to provide pregnancy options counseling to women?
  • Yes
  • No
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Are you willing to accept a term-limited temporary (TLT) position?
  • Yes
  • No
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Seattle & 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.
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Do you possess BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers? If so, please attach documentation of your current BLS/CPR certification. If you do not, please describe how you would obtain certification by time of job offer. Failure to obtain this BLS/CPR certification will result in job offer being delayed or rescinded.
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Are you bilingual? If so, what language(s) are you proficient in reading, writing and speaking?
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Are 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?
  • 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.
  • No.
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If 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 layoff
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If you are a current career service nurse, do you have permission from your current Supervisor to apply to a Special Duty Assignment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable

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