• Mobile Health Program Coordinator (RN), Healthy Communities

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/21/2020 12:54 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2020-12071
    Category
    Nursing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
  • Overview

    The Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities team is responsible for aligning the Medical Center’s clinical, research, education and advocacy expertise with its community health and outreach initiatives. This team provides oversight for the development and implementation of the Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy and partners with leaders across the Medical Center to work towards an overall goal of advancing health equity for youth and their families across Chicago.

     

    The Mobile Health Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the operational and administrative functions of the Mobile Health Program through Healthy Communities. This nurse will work closely with Healthy Communities and other divisions and programs within the hospital to ensure the Mobile Health Program delivers quality clinical services in the communities of Chicago to help improve access to care for all children. This position is responsible for supporting community outreach efforts, monitoring progress, tracking metrics and data, conducting evaluations/surveys, identifying challenges, and building relationships across other departments/divisions. In addition, this individual will support other programming efforts in which the mobile unit participates.  This position provides support to ensure success of Healthy Communities’ annual goals and Lurie Children’s community health strategy and organizational mission to improve the health and well-being of all children and adolescents.

     

    Shift: Mon-Fri, evenings/weekends possible

    Responsibilities

    1. Serves as the primary contact for the Mobile Health Program.
    2. Coordinates day-to-day operations, such as:
      • Receiving, reviewing, and processing patient registration packets received from schools and other community partners;
      • Ensuring registration and scheduling of patients is accurate and up-to-date in Epic;
      • Communicating with families and members of the Mobile Health team to help identify healthcare and clinical needs of the patients;
      • Working with the clinical lead in reviewing immunizations in I-CARE and preparing vaccines prior to mobile visits;
      • Processing patient paperwork post-mobile visit;
      • Maintaining inventory of office/mobile and clinical supplies.
    3. Serves as a Vaccines for Children (VFC) coordinator with duties including:
      • Verify patient’s eligibility for VFC vaccines.
      • Maintain vaccine ordering and accountability.
      • Perform annual calibrations of thermometers/data loggers as required.
      • Coordinate vaccine transfers/returns.
      • Facilitate in IDPH site visits and audit processes.
    4. As requested, assists provider in the delivery of nursing care on the mobile unit by performing assessments, vital signs, documenting patient data, and all other duties as assigned.
    5. Initiates, tracks and reports relevant status updates, data, metrics and other measures regularly to ensure patient safety, identify ongoing program improvements and monitor evaluation efforts.
    6. Other job functions as assigned.

    Qualifications

    1. A BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing and current licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois required.
    2. Candidate must have at least  2 years of nursing experience with a minimum of 1 year of ambulatory experience. Must have experience in vaccine administration.
    3. Current BLS certification or willingness to become certified within 3 months upon hiring.
    4. Fluent in Spanish (verbal and written) preferred.
    5. Knowledge of the Epic EHR system preferred.
    6. Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends.
    7. Must demonstrate the ability to problem solve and support teamwork in a diverse setting in a positive and professional manner.
    8. The candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills and demonstrate ability to collaborate with individuals from different backgrounds and disciplines .
    9. Commitment to health equity, diversity and inclusion, evidence-based policy, data-driven advocacy and community-driven processes.
    10. Ability to take initiative and work independently.

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