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Registered Nurse (RN), STI Clinic - BC Centre of Disease Control - Vancouver, BC
Registered Nurse (RN), STI Clinic
BC Centre of Disease Control
The Registered Nurse (RN), using specialized nursing skills, expert communication and interpersonal skills, provides assessment, case management, treatment and counseling of clients presenting with risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, Hepatitis, and/or related diseases, and any necessary contact tracing. The incumbent participates in the training of other healthcare providers in the specialty of STI and Hepatitis management, acts as a resource, coordinates client referrals, and participates in program planning and research within the service line of Clinical Prevention Services.
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What you’ll do
- Provide nursing care, education and counselling using a health promotion, harm reduction and trauma informed approach.
- Provide nursing services related to the assessment of clients presenting with or at increased likelihood for STIs and Hepatitis by methods such as interviewing clients and taking history, gathering data appropriate to clinical assessment and diagnosis, conducting client-centred risk assessments, determining appropriate timing of tests to produce valid test results, and assessing client’s anxiety related to their risks and their ability to deal with positive test results.
- Perform physical assessments as needed and collect specimens required for diagnostic confirmation which may include venipuncture, vaginal speculum exam, anoscopy, oral, rectal, cervical, vaginal and urethral swabs and/or urine specimen collection.
- Review information from client physical assessment and diagnostics to determine appropriate care regarding treatment, client follow-up and contact notification. Consult clinic physician when care is out of scope of STI Certified nurse. Administer and/or dispenses treatment according to clinical guidelines and Decision Support Tools and provide discussions around side-effects.
- Provide education and evidence-based information about available vaccines and administer vaccines to eligible clients.
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).
- Certification in Reproductive Health (STIs) with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- One (1) year of recent related experience in the designated clinical area (STI/HIV/Hepatitis).
You will also have knowledge of:
- The field of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
- Infection control concepts to prevent risk to self and others of exposure to infection.
- Expert communication and interpersonal skills.
- How to demonstrate the ability to manage difficult clients who may be upset, angry, uncooperative, intoxicated, or mentally or physically impaired.
- Sensitivity to implications of sexually transmitted infections to clients with a variety of ethnic origins and beliefs.
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- 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).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $36.23 to $47.58 per hour
Location: 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, V5Z 4R4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Saturday; 08:30-16:30, 1200-2000 (shifts may vary)
Requisition # 140441E
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 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.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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