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COVID-19 Nurse Supervisor - BC Centre for Disease Control

Nurse Supervisor - COVID-19 Contact Tracing & Rapid Response

BC Centre for Disease Control

Vancouver, BC

Temporary Full-Time Opportunity

Are you a dynamic fast thinker, passionate about supporting BC’s COVID-19 response? The BC Centre for Disease Control is seeking a Nurse Supervisor to provide leadership and guidance to contact tracing staff.

As the successful candidate, you will ensure a high standard of care in the treatment and epidemiology of the communicable disease area by acting as a clinical resource and mentor to clinic staff and other health care providers. You will critically evaluate clinical and operational workflows when presented with changing communicable disease recommendations or organizational mandates.

What you'll do

  • Act as an information resource to public and health care providers by fielding inquiries, interpreting recommended testing and treatment guidelines, providing consultation support to community health nurses, and consulting with clients and health care professionals regarding specific concerns.
  • Provide screening, diagnostic, or prophylactic services to clients in an effort to prevent and control infection and disease.
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, evaluation and reporting of activities.
  • Act as a clinical resource and mentor for nurses. 
  • Assist the Operations Leader in the coordination of staffing/scheduling activities.
  • Provide input into staff evaluations based on agreed goals, objectives and performance standards; identify and recommend training/development courses based on regular assessments of staff skill levels.
  • Participate in the selection process for the recruitment of clinic nurses.
  • Coordinate clinical skills orientation for new employees.
  • Monitor client flow, manage client complaints and concerns, complete incident reporting and follow up, and ensure adequate and efficient support services are provided.
  • Provide nursing services as required.
  • Maintain client records; follow up with test results; interview clients; take relevant history; screen and take specimens necessary for diagnostic confirmation; administer appropriate treatment; counsel regarding medications; arrange follow-up with other health professionals; locate resources for clients; and make on-the-spot health evaluations, determining when to seek physician advice.
  • Participate in management, education and research activities by attending appropriate committee meetings and providing input into education activity and research project planning.
  • 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).
  • Three (3) years' recent, related nursing experience including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity with direct reports, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNM standards for nursing practice.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public health programs, possessing a broad knowledge of BC’s health care system.
  • Extensive and up to date knowledge of the BCCDC.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

You have demonstrated ability to:

  • Use independent judgment and work as part of a committee, work group and team.
  • Model and foster a positive, collaborative and respectful team working environment.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision and consultation.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and work direction.
  • Teach, demonstrate, facilitate and coach.
  • Employ excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Establish workload priorities, problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events, and deal effectively with and/or guide others in the resolution of conflict issues.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physically perform the duties of the position.

Job Type: Temporary Full Time until March 31, 2021

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.