MUHA EA11 - LPN - COVID Sites (40 hrs/week)

  • 538948
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Quality Service Line - Quality Management
  • Nursing/Advanced Practice Provider/Therapist
  • COVID/EMERGENCY HIRES

Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Any day of the week

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose:

The COVID-19 LPN reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager. The COVID-19 Clinician provides clinical support at COVID testing and vaccination sites as well as outpatient infusion clinic. The LPN performs multi-skilled activities to support the safe and efficient testing of patients for COVID-19, vaccination against COVID-19 and in a clinic setting administering outpatient COVID treatments. The COVID-19 Clinician is expected to perform: IV starts, patient care documentation, nasopharyngeal (PCR) swabbing, nasal swabbing, blood draws for antibody testing, antigen testing, and other testing methodologies as directed. The COVID-19 Clinician will be provided with all appropriate training and safety protocols.

MUSC COVID Sites are excited to offer benefits, flexible scheduling, free onsite parking, and a fantastic team work environment with all of our COVID positions. Our benefits include: full health and dental insurance, paid administrative leave days and designated paid MUHA recognized holidays.

Minimum Training and Education: Graduation from a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing program and licensed as an LPN within the state of South Carolina or a compact state. One year of LPN experience preferred. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Additional Requirements (Specific to COVID-19):

•While wearing all necessary PPE for safety, the COVID-19 Testing Clinician must be willing to test and interact with potentially COVID-positive patients.

•Willingness to abide by all MUSC PPE and safety protocols

•Must be able to wear an N-95 mask for periods possibly exceeding two hours

•Must be willing to commute distances up to or exceeding two hours – with a hotel and mileage reimbursement provided when applicable

•Must be willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensed as an LPN within the state of South Carolina or a compact state. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)

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