Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens - Training

$35.53 - $46.65 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Oct 20, 2020
Full time Registered Nurses RPN

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse with experience in Public Health nursing to join the Communicable Disease Control department in Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens. Apply today to join our team!

Full time and casual opportunities available in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

As a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse focused in Case and Contact Tracing, Emerging Pathogens,  you will:

  • Utilize Public Health nursing knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well being and safety of patients, residents and clients at all ages and life stages through targeted emerging pathogens and viral case and contact tracing programming.

 

POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may offer training. Please include your cover letter and resume.

 

WHO WE ARE:

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Recent, related public health nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to a vehicle for local area travel may be required.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public health nursing theory, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients’ and families’ needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel, teach, facilitate and coach individuals, families and groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritise work.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to make evidence informed decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events.
  • Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational materials based on education theories and best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and procedures, such as research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis methods, and demonstrated ability to participate in research.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.