COVID-19 Health Safety Officer

at Constellis
Location Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date Posted February 28, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Health Safety Officer (HSO) is part of the Constellis Mobile Response Team helping to deliver COVID vaccinations in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The HSO will work with a clinical team of medical professionals and support staff from all of the COVID vaccination sites to develop and deliver training materials related to COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Educates patients, staff, and public regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Develops and delivers educational materials regarding COVID-19 vaccinations including webinars, toolkits, pamphlets, training scenarios, guides, etc.
  • Utilizes patient-focused education delivery to promote best practices, compliance, and understanding of COVID-19, vaccinations, patient safety and public health.
  • Assists Vaccination Clinic Group Manager in developing working relationships with community partners and facilitates COVID-19 education integration and collaboration with local health industry (EMS, Hospital, Public Health, etc.).
  • Utilizes CDC education materials and company guidelines for training and education to administer vaccines according to best practices.
  • Utilizes CDC education materials and company guidelines for clinical training regarding specific vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer).
  • Organizes and plans a weekly road travel schedule to visit every Vaccination Team to conduct training and evaluate compliance with the training areas on patient safety, vaccine administration, and quality control.
  • Ensures the clinic and staff follow current guidelines, regulations, requirements and best practices on COVID-19 vaccination and mitigation practices.
  • Utilizes critical thinking techniques to solve problems in a fast-paced environment.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE requirements

  • Active clinical license: Registered Nurse (RN) required in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor's degree required / Master's degree preferred
  • Graduate degree in public health or clinical education preferred, including MPH, MPA, MSN (education).
  • Active Certification: BLS
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a clinical education, public or community health role with demonstrated knowledge of public health education at the regional and/or state level.
  • Functional Spanish language preferred.
  • Ability to engage the public and develop/maintain good relations with local government, community, health industry and contracted agencies.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs, with specific knowledge of COVID-19, vaccine processes, requirements, and reporting.
  • Familiarity with industry regulations, policies, and procedures (OSHA, HIPAA, JCAHO, etc.) and maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  • Understanding of Wisconsin and CDC guidelines, requirements, recommendations and best practices on COVID-19 vaccine management and COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Completed CDC training and modules associated with COVID-19 and vaccine administration.
  • Ability to make independent decisions with informed judgment that requires critical thinking and minimal supervision.
  • High level of communication and time management skills with the ability to speak publicly (if necessary), communicate needs, and meet deadlines in a changing and adaptable schedule.
  • Highly proficient computer skills including familiarity with Word, Excel, PDFs, video conferencing (Zoom, Teams, etc.), and Outlook.

Physical demands and environment

  • Work is typically based in an office environment and subject to frequent interruptions.
  • May be required to lift and carry awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching and bending throughout the workday.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.