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Nurse Team Leader - COVID Team (9139C) 9888 About Berkeley
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As a national collegiate leader, University Health Services (UHS) is a comprehensive campus-based health center providing fully accredited medical and mental health care, education, a major medical insurance plan, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS is deeply committed to ensuring affordable, well-integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare that effectively supports the university's diverse campus communities, through equitable access and culturally competent, high-quality programs and services.
The Travel and Injection Clinic guides members of the campus community in protecting their health while traveling throughout the world and provides clinical care and support to students requiring immunizations for many reasons including the University of California mandate for immunizations and TB clearance. The Travel and Injection Clinic nurses also play a role in the reporting, tracking and tracing of communicable diseases. Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic the nurses in this clinic have assumed responsibility to reporting and case management of COVID 19 patients.
The Travel and Injection Clinic is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and occasionally on Saturdays. During the COVID pandemic, clinic hours may be extended to 7pm on weekdays and from 1pm- 5 pm on weekends. Weekend availability will be required at least one full weekend per month. The Tang Center is closed on holidays. Learn more at uhs.berkeley.edu
This is a limited appointment based on current funding. The Travel and Injection Clinic plays a major role in implementing the University of California Office of the President Immunization and TB clearance mandate and providing support to the Local Public Health Department in reporting, tracking and tracing communicable diseases. Additional responsibilities may include clinical support to the Travel and Immunization Clinic in providing immunizations and Travel consults during peak seasons. Key responsibilities include:
I. PATIENT CARE AND TRIAGE
Using the nursing process develops, interprets, implements, evaluates and documents a plan of care for patients consistent with UHS policies, procedures and guidelines. Patient care may be provided in person, by telephone, and by electronic means.
A. Employ triage techniques to identify existing or potential health problems (physiological and psychological) and formulate a plan of care.
1. Establish a priority of care for patients and route patients appropriately. Demonstrates confidentiality, sensitivity and concern during all patient interactions.
2. Recognize symptoms and diagnostic test results that deviate from normal. Follows through on abnormal findings in a timely manner, using appropriate resources.
3. Consults appropriately with MD/NP or RN supervisor.
4. Documents nursing assessments and interventions clearly, legibly, accurately, concisely, and consistently in accordance with UHS policy.
5. Provides appropriate patient teaching, health education and related counseling.
6. Provides clinical support to Customer Service staff working with students who are working to complete TB and immunization requirements.
7. Collaborates with the Infection Control RN for infectious disease management involving students.
8. Communicate with the Infection Control RN or Medical Director about suspected or confirmed infectious disease cases of UC Berkeley students.
9. Provide case management using the disease management system in PNC to monitor symptoms of all positive student cases and PUIs using a combination of phone and in-person visits.
10. Perform contact tracing as needed and educate students on quarantine, testing, and self-care/prevention of infectious diseases.
B. Provides direct patient care utilizing nursing skills and protocols.
1. Initiates diagnostic tests such as ordering titers or TB blood test for students needing to meet UC mandatory immunization and TB clearance requirements as appropriate and according to applicable protocol.
2. Administers medications and treatments.
3. Assists in the preparation and treatment of patients.
4. Takes medical histories, assesses and counsels patients on basic preventative health measures according to protocol, e.g. Immunization and TB clearance.
5. Provides case management, maintains tickler file(s) systems to assure continuity of care.
C. Travel and Immunization Nurses must meet the specific focus Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of their units as outlined in attachments.
II. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates a positive, constructive attitude that facilitates achieving UHS goals and objectives.
A. Adheres to principles of quality, customer oriented standards.
1. Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with patients and staff.
2. Documents and refers administrative inquiries, patient complaints/concerns to appropriate supervisors.
3. Knowledgeable of patient rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and patient privacy.
4. Maintains patient records appropriately including confidentiality, legibility and completeness of notes. This includes written and electronic records.
B. Implements University and UHS policies and procedures.
1. Knowledgeable of UHS departments, services, locations.
2. Knowledgeable of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies.
a. Detailed knowledge of Clinical Services policies and procedures.
C. Works collaboratively with Health Services staff following a team approach.
1. Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability as health care practices and related technology change.
III. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
A. As a nursing professional demonstrates an ability to communicate knowledge both formally and informally.
1. Anticipates educational needs of patients.
a. Provides written resource materials.
b. Documents instruction and patients' response to same.
2. Collaborates with other disciplines in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating patient education materials.
3. Participates in the orientation of new employees; may act as a preceptor providing instruction and guidance in a positive manner.
B. Contributes to the improvement of nursing practice.
1. Demonstrates and supports professionalism in nursing practice.
2. Takes responsibility for own educational needs.
3. Participates constructively in staff meetings.
4. Participates in nursing committees and the development of nursing protocols.
5. Assists in identifying nursing staff learning needs and issues in nursing practice, and may be asked to prepare materials to share with other nurses.
6. Actively contributes to Quality Improvement activities.
7. Facilitates team problem solving.
8. Facilitates problem solving by the contribution of constructive concerns and/or ideas for improving efficiency and working relations.
IV. Work Habit
A. Organized and able to prioritize workload.
1. Assures timely patient care.
2. Contributes to productivity of unit.
3. Maintains timely and effective communications and coordinates clinic and patient care functions with staff.
4. Able to work under pressure calmly and efficiently.
5. Maintains a clean and well organized work area.
B. Knowledgeable in Health, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness policies and procedures.
1. Knows emergency/disaster plan.
2. Knows use and location of emergency equipment at a level appropriate to the assigned unit.
a. Initiates basic CPR as needed.
b. Initiates ACLS as appropriate to training and resources.
C. Demonstrates understanding of and consistently follows Standard Precautions.
1. Implements UHS Universal Precautions, Body Substance Isolation and Infection Control polices.
D. Adheres to hours of work and payroll responsibilities.
1. Demonstrates flexibility in work schedules and daily assignments
3 or more years of experience in clinical nursing (BSN or higher)
Experience in a Public Health setting
Experience in Communicable Disease Management
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide routine immunizations based on CDC and CDPH recommendations.
Ability to work independently
Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to work under pressure calmly and efficiently, coping with variable workloads, intermittent delays and emotionally charged situations.
Current CA RN license
Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN)
Bilingual in verbal and written forms
Experience in Travel Medicine
Experience providing counseling for immunizations to adults
Experience in case management of active and latent TB patients.
Experience with case management, case interviews and contact tracing for communicable diseases.
Knowledge of Student Health Insurance Plan.
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide to TB risk screening and perform TB testing.
Knowledge, skill and ability to provide appropriate emergency interventions.
Ability to anticipate patient flow problems or scheduling conflicts and intervene effectively.
Salary & Benefits
Hiring Range: $51.88 - $63.23 per hour. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: