Temporary Public Health Nurse IV
This is an onsite position in Honolulu, HI
The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and has served as a strategic partner to CDC during public health emergencies. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public’s health.
6. Basic Function and Scope of Responsibilities:
In response to the demand for repatriation of our citizens, American Samoa Government is initiating a repatriation program to bring residents stranded in the U.S. mainland back home. The goals of the program are to ensure safe travel of the stranded residents from US to American Samoa and to reduce the risk of SARS CoV-2 entry and transmission within the territory. Due to limitations in quarantine and testing capacity in American Samoa, residents will be subject to pre-travel quarantine and testing procedures and processes.
The Quarantine Facility Nurse Manager is primarily a project coordinator role and is responsible for oversight and management of operations at the Department of Health Pre-Board Quarantine Facility in Honolulu. The primary roles of the Quarantine Facility Nurse Manager is to ensure that all operations-both medical and logistical-in nature are properly and efficiently managed; and to communicate daily with the Clinical Director regarding the management of the quarantine site. This individual will coordinate with the contractors and partners in Honolulu to ensure all required services are arranged and delivered.
Many residents travelled from American Samoa to Hawaii and the U.S. mainland for special medical care. Individuals in quarantine will most likely have a previous medical history. To ensure the health and safety of the residents in quarantine, it is important for the Quarantine Facility Nurse Manager to understand the needs of persons with existing medical conditions. This individual will need to communicate any health concerns or needs of the quarantined population to the DOH Clinical Director and will also coordinate with the local health care providers that are responsible for the daily health monitoring of the quarantine population. He/she will also ensure medical records are updated daily to ensure proper documentation of all health services delivered at the quarantine site. In case of an emergency, the Quarantine Facility Nurse Manager may also be needed out basic nursing techniques accurately should anyone with comorbidities need immediate and urgent medical attention while the normal medical team is not present team present.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing diverse basic care to those who need it while remaining patient and calm. It is a demanding job but also very rewarding.
7. Principal Responsibilities:
• Manage Quarantine Site
o Plan, oversee, and lead quarantine operations through completion
o Develop and manage operations schedule
o Supervise all (ASDOH) quarantine staff
o Oversee intake and registration process and procedures for the quarantine site
o Maintain HIPPA compliance for all quarantine population
o Ensure that all operations comply with Quarantine Standard Operating Procedures
o Must safely and consistently practice universal and droplet precautionary measures to ensure safety of staff
o Ensure isolation and mitigation procedures are immediately implemented should for any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases identified in quarantine
• Coordinate with external entities
o Coordinate with external contractors to ensure all required services are fulfilled to include but not limited to COVID-19 testing, daily health monitoring, and any other medical logistics services.
o Coordinate with Liaison/Point of Contact from the Governor’s Office.
• Administrative Work
o Prepare and submit incident reports
o Communicate medical/health information to Clinical Director (and DOH Clinical Team) effectively while maintaining HIPPA compliance.
o Provide operational updates on a consistent basis to ASDOH
o Bachelor’s Degree required.
o Current CPR
o Ability to conduct assessments and document findings clearly and concisely
o Licensed Practical Nurse
o Must be able to communicate effectively in both Samoan and English
o Knowledge of nursing procedures
o Knowledge of Public Health Nursing current policies and procedures
o Ability to teach in a home, clinic, and village setting
o 5-10 Years of nursing supervisory experience
o Current license to practice in Hawaii
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law. We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.
The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.
62 total views, 1 today