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Nurse Consultant TB Services - BC Centre for Disease Control - Vancouver
Nurse Consultant TB Services
BC Centre for Disease Control
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What you’ll do
- Oversee the case management for cases of active TB, Latent TB and MOTT cases in B.C. and the Yukon. Provide direction to Public Health Nurses and given direction on isolation requirement, contact tracing and processing, treatment, blood work and other monitoring tests required, drug interactions, side-effects, symptom management, adherence, directly observed therapy, x-ray and sputum follow-up, preventative treatment to ensure that case management and contact tracing is completed in accordance with the Provincial TB Program.
- Provide treatment services to people diagnosed with active TB by methods such as reviewing incoming lab reports confirming active TB, assessing infectiousness of case, level of isolation required, and level of contact tracing indicated; prioritizing tested people to inform of confirmed active TB and communicating confirmed active TB to clients; providing clients with instructions, supportive counseling; and assisting clients understanding of disease and treatment with information and education, and providing referrals as required to control the spread.
- Recommend contact tracing for clients with active TB to ensure contact notification; document adequate follow up by interviewing clients in person or by telephone to collect all available information regarding contact for a specific period of time; use information collected and investigative skills when information is limited to find named contacts; inform named contacts by telephone, in-person or by letter that they have been exposed to someone with active TB and what action is recommended, and ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times; follow up with contacts to document testing and treatment.
- Offer nurse consultation for the duration of treatment and follow-up after treatment completed and relays information and provides tools on conducting contact tracing; answer questions on diagnostic tools, testing, prevention, and process.
- Follow up on results of contact screenings done by PHN’s in the Province.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Three (3) years’ experience in public health and two (2) years working in TB care, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Certification in Reproductive Health (STIs) with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Good working knowledge of infection control concepts to prevent risk to self and others of exposure to infection.
- Comprehensive knowledge and the ability to apply case management principles.
- Leadership, time management, organizational, teamwork and team building skills.
- An ability to model and foster a positive, collaborative, and respectful team working environment.
- Teaching, staff development, preceptor skills and the ability to apply principles of adult education.
- An ability to function as an effective leader, motivator, coach/mentor, and team member within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
- Experiencing establishing workload priorities, problem solving, adjusting to new or unexpected events, and deal effectively with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
- An ability to operate related equipment and the physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
What we bring
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 professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Temporary Full Time (Until March 31st, 2023)
$43.09 to $52.82 per hour
655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday.
Requisition Number: 117259
What we do
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.
BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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