Interior Health has immediate openings for casual Registered Nurses with related immunization experience to support COVID-19 immunization programs.
The Public Health Immunization Nurse provides predetermined immunization(s) to children and adults in various community settings. Community settings can include schools, non-health unit locations and/or designated on-site clinics. Targeted immunization programs are defined as immunization clinics set up for the purpose of delivering a specific predetermined immunization(s) to a defined group of people.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Assesses client’s eligibility for publicly funded vaccine, screens for contraindications to vaccine and obtains informed consent as per established policies and procedures.
• Administers the required vaccine in accordance with established guidelines.
• Counsels clients with regard to ‘after care” and possible adverse events.
• Completes required documentation including data collection.
• Observes for and assists PHN Coordinator in the management of fainting, anaphylaxis or other immediate reactions.
• Maintains vaccine cold chain and appropriate disposal of sharps.
• Assists with set up and dismantling of clinic.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
We anticipate shift times to be rotating days from 08:00 to 4:00 pm. This is a casual opportunity. Casual means that hours are not guaranteed and may vary.
If you are a Registered Nurse who takes pride in having a strong work ethic, excellent communication, critical thinking skills and has experience with administering immunizations, then we would love to hear from you. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of others! Apply today!
** RN’s are required to complete the BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course in order to assist with vaccinations. **
Please attach copies of the completed certificates to your application and note your availability on your resume.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and some related experience with immunization and community settings.
• Current valid B.C. Driver’s License
Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Intervention – Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Communication – Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with the clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
• Critical Thinking – Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice – Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Teaching – Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
• Management – Manages time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities.
• Leadership – Promotes staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self.
• Knowledge Integration – Using factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrates best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
• Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.