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Nurse Consultant, TB Services - BC Centre for Disease Control
Nurse Consultant, TB Services
BC Centre for Disease Control
Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.
The Nurse Consultant will function as the point of contact for external stakeholders needing information regarding TB Services,TB clients and identify index cases with active TB and contacts of those cases and ensure they are followed appropriately.
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 be accountable for direction given 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.
- Provide contact tracing recommendations for clients with active TB to ensure contact notification and documents adequate follow up by interviewing clients in person or by telephone to collect all available information regarding contact for a specific period of time; using information collected and investigative skills when information is limited to find named contacts; informing 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 ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times; and by following up with contacts to document testing and treatment.
- Provide nurse consultation for the duration of treatment and follow-up after treatment completed and relay information and provide tools on conducting contact tracing; answering questions on diagnostic tools, testing, prevention, and process.
- Follow up on results of contact screenings done by PHN’s in the Province.
- Manage drug re-orders and enter all abnormal blood work in client file and consults with PHN regarding directions. Review all normal blood work and correspondence from the field.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & 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.
You have also demonstrated the ability to:
- Apply case management principles.
- Have leadership, time management, organizational, teamwork and team building skills.
- Model and foster a positive, collaborative, and respectful team working environment.
- Have teaching, staff development, preceptor skills and apply principles of adult education.
- Function as an effective leader, motivator, coach/mentor, and team member within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Establish workload priorities, problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events, and deal effectively with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
- Operate related equipment.
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.
Job Type: Temporary Part-Time (0.80 FTE – until August 31, 2022)
Wage: $43.09 to $52.82 per hour
Location: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Z 4R4
Hours of Work: Monday-Friday; 08:30-16:30
Requisition # 115158
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.
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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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