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*Licensed Practical Immunization Nurses (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health has immediate openings for casual Licensed Practical Immunization Nurses, with related immunization experience to support COVID-19 immunization programs.

These positions are across all of the Interior Health Region. . Your application must include:
• your resume and relevant certificates
• availability for shifts
• preferred work location (community)

The Licensed Practical Immunization Nurse provides predetermined immunization(s) to children four years of age and older and adults, who have stable or predictable states of health, in various community settings. Community settings can include schools, non-health unit immunization clinics set up for the purpose of delivering a specific predetermined immunizations to a defined group of people.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities include:

• Practices in a team approach with Registered Nurses/Public Health Nurses.
• Assesses client’s eligibility for publicly funded vaccines, screens for contraindications to vaccine and obtains informed consent as per established policies and procedures.
• Administers the required vaccines 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.

This is a casual opportunity. Casual means that hours are not guaranteed and may vary.

** LPN’s are required to complete the BCCDC COVID-19 Immunization Competency Course in order to assist with vaccinations. **

If you are an LPN with excellent availability for shifts, great communication and team work who has experience with immunization and community settings, then we would love to hear from you. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of others!

Qualifications

• Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and some related experience with immunization and community settings. Completion of additional immunization education established by the BC Centre for Disease Control preferred.

• 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 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.

Comments

Travel and Accommodation may be offered to successful applicants residing within BC

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.

Competition #:

01755508

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

Flexible

Location:

Flexible

Department:

IH RECRUITMENT

Reports To:

MANAGER (OR DESIGNATE)

Hourly Wage:

$28.43 - $32.98

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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