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Sedgwick County* Mobile Testing Coordinator COVID-19 in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11385029 Company: Sedgwick CountyDepartment: Health Dept. Pay: $40,852.00 annually Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00AM - 5:00PM with some evenings and weekends This is a temporary position at the Sedgwick County Health Department that supports COVID-19 response. This position qualifies to take samples and provide vaccinations to clients at Health Department locations. The position coordinates nine people in two main testing teams, Mobile Outreach Response and Disease Containment, who perform COVID-19 sampling of patients at residential and commercial sites around Sedgwick County. The position works closely with the Testing Branch Manager, Testing Site Coordinator, Vaccine Branch Manager, and Logistics Officer to ensure sufficient supplies and staffing for COVID-19 testing and vaccination, as workload changes daily. The Mobile Testing Coordinator manages staffing and host site schedules that change daily. The position writes and updates protocols and evaluates staff to ensure compliance. The Coordinator ensures the safety of staff and clients, assessing patients and situations as needed. The position works with the Testing Branch Manager to change and improve processes as needed. The position ensures testing team work is completed accurately and timely and ensures patient confidentiality, follows HIPAA policies, maintains professional expertise, and works under the direction of written medical protocols and standing orders. Coordinate and supervise teams that collect patient samples for COVID-19 testingOnboard and train new Testing Team staff and volunteersWork with supervisor, Testing Site Coordinator, and Vaccine Branch Manager to plan and coordinate schedules among staff and volunteers, ensuring staffing meets needSupervise and evaluate performance of 9 staff and volunteers through observations, audits, and team meetings.Serve as team safety officer, completing safety audits and incident forms as neededWork with mobile host sites, facilities, and laboratories and coordinate specimen packaging and shippingWork with mobile host sites to schedule pre-arranged sampling dates and times for Mobile Outreach Response team.Assess mobile host sites and ensure MOU is completedWork with facilities to schedule just-in-time sampling for Disease Containment TeamSupport COVID-response activitiesCollect respiratory samples using appropriate techniqueAssist clients with collecting saliva specimensAdminister vaccine to patients if asked to serve in Vaccine Branch when neededServe as Testing Branch Manager when needed Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED and certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, Paramedic, Laboratory Technician or other professional licensure or training from an accredited program which provides verification of skills and competencies necessary to complete the essential job functions of the position. OR Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of an accredited program that provides verification of skills and competencies necessary to complete the essential job functions of the position. Work experience in a medical field performing patient assessments and sample collection. Work experience as a supervisor evaluating staff performance and training new staff. Certification or licensure or documentation of training in the particular field listed under educational requirements. OR Associate's degree and completion of an accredited program. Preferred Qualifications: Minimum requirements plus bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Work experience in a public health department. Two years of experience in nursing practice and performing blood draws and specim en collections required for laboratory testing. One year supervisory and scheduling experience. Bilingual in English and Spanish or Vietnamese. It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.