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Registered Nurse III
Ref No.: 18-12643
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 09/24/2018
Registered Nurse III

Work Hours
8:30AM to 4:30PM
The registered nurse III will work in a public health program to optimize the care of pediatric patients who receive vaccines from the federally funded Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. The nurse will prevent the spread of vaccine preventable diseases by educating providers on vaccine efficacy and by resolving temperature excursion investigations. The nurse will work with healthcare providers to identify which vaccines were compromised during exposure to adverse temperatures. The nurse will also be responsible for obtaining incident documentation, completing data analysis, and reviewing vaccine manufacturer viability statements.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
Provides comprehensive public health services according to the specialized training received from an accredited nursing program
Promotes health, prevents disease, and addresses concerns, which directly impact the quality and effectiveness of pediatric patient care
Exhibits integrity, an exemplary work ethic, and adheres to the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics
Educates doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and guidelines on the storage and handling of federally funded vaccines
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with healthcare providers and VFC partners through direct education and support
Assesses and evaluates healthcare services to ensure the most vulnerable populations are being immunized with viable vaccines
Protects pediatric patients by maintaining vaccine efficacy through provider education and outreach and enforcement of public health polices
Responsible for data collection, analysis, manipulation, and tracking in Microsoft Excel
Analyzes data obtained from vaccine manufactures
Identifies, investigates, and resolves suspected cases of fraud and abuse within the VFC program
Identifies children who were immunized with non-viable vaccines and ensures providers complete a revaccination plan
Routinely meets with a multidisciplinary team to collaborate and address major issues caused by temperature excursions and the vaccination of children with non-viable vaccines
Maintains current knowledge and practice of infectious disease protocols

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of childhood vaccination schedules
Previous experience with vaccine manufacturers
Proficient experience with Microsoft Excel for data analysis