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COVID-19 Nurse Educator - BC Centre for Disease Control

Nurse Educator - COVID-19 Response

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC

Temporary Full-Time Opportunity

Are you an experienced nurse, eager to assist with BC’s COVID-19 response? Are you passionate about continuing education and providing Registered Nurses with ongoing professional development and learning opportunities? Join the BC Centre for Disease Control as a Nurse Educator, where you will work directly with contact tracing nurses to plan, deliver and evaluate continuing nursing education programs that contribute to the achievement of clinical program goals.

As the successful candidate, you will promote and model client-centred care and support the development of quality staff and client education activities and materials, regularly monitoring and adapting nursing education to account for changing communicable disease recommendations or organizational mandates.

What you'll do

  • Identify, analyse and use relevant research findings in the development of educational curriculum.
  • Assist in the design and delivery of educational initiatives.
  • Promote nursing standards by modelling quality practice, encouraging dialogue and monitoring practice to identify learning needs
  • Teach, coach and guide staff as they increase their knowledge and skills.
  • Facilitate competence development by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating nursing orientation and continuing education programs.
  • Develop and adapt educational programs and materials.
  • In collaboration with the Public Health Manager, Senior Practice Lead, and Nurse Supervisor, develop customized learning plans that meet individual staff learning needs.
  • Contribute to staff performance planning and review.
  • Promote the education of clients by acting as a clinical and educational resource, role model and mentor to nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Provide information and clinical consultation to community based health care providers regarding evidence based practices.
  • Coordinate the clinical placement of nursing students to ensure effective utilization of clinical resources. Work collaboratively with visiting nursing faculty and with preceptors to facilitate productive and quality learning experiences for students.
  • Set priorities when planning and providing educational programs to respond to Clinical Prevention Services and provincial public health educational needs.
  • Apply learning and communication theory to create a professional learning environment for divisional staff and other learners in classroom, on-line, workshop, and clinical teaching and learning settings.
  • Participate in program evaluation and integrate relevant changes to enhance curriculum design and delivery.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate education records.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislation and regulation that influence curriculum content within British Columbia, including the Public Health Act and Health Professions Act.
  • Maintain and update knowledge of education and practice.
  • Participate in program planning and research. Provide input into research planning and activities.
  • Identify gaps in the program’s ability to deliver service and care, escalating or disseminating information as appropriate.
  • Note: This position may be required to travel and/or work at multiple sites in support of the regional health authorities’ COVID-19 response.

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
  • Current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Two (2) years of experience in curriculum design and delivery and clinical nursing practice education.
  • One (1) year of experience in nursing practice specific to the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Broad knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures, including prevention and promotion.
  • Broad knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and the determinants of health.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including competence with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, and Internet Explorer, and ability to access computerized multi-media resources for education.

You have demonstrated ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Teach, facilitate, and coach in online, clinical, and workshop settings.
  • Develop and present educational programs and materials.
  • Access appropriate literature databases and undertake literature searches.
  • Establish workload priorities, plan and organize work, and work within time-sensitive projects.
  • Lead and facilitate group work with multiple individuals and programs.
  • Adjust to new or unexpected events, deal effectively with conflict situations, and problem solve.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physically perform the duties of the position.

Job Type: Temporary Full Time until March 31, 2021

Wage: $35.53 to $46.65 per hour

Location: BCCDC - 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC + travel to multiple sites

Rotating Schedule: Monday-Friday 0800–1600 / 0830–1630 / 15:00-23:00; Saturday - Sunday 0830-1630  

What’s in it for you 

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan (eligibility will vary).
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary).
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

What we do

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.

PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.