LICENSED PRACTICAL IMMUNIZATION NURSE – CRANBROOKApply Now Job ID 1496287 Date posted 01/21/2021
Facility :ROCKY MOUNTAIN LODGE
Interior Health have immediate openings for casual Licensed Practical Immunization Nurses, with related immunization experience to support COVID-19 immunization programs.
In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, and under the general direction of the Manager (or designate), and using a Team approach with Public Health Nurses (PHN), 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:
1. Practices in a team approach with Registered Nurses/Public Health Nurses.
2. Assesses client’s eligibility for publicly funded vaccines, screens for contraindications to vaccine and obtains informed consent as per established policies and procedures.
2. Administers the required vaccines in accordance with established guidelines.
3. Counsels clients with regard to ‘after care” and possible adverse events.
4. Completes required documentation including data collection.
5. Observes for and assists PHN Coordinator in the management of fainting, anaphylaxis or other immediate reactions.
6. Maintains vaccine cold chain and appropriate disposal of sharps.
7. Assists with set up and dismantling of clinic.
8. Performs other related duties as assigned.
This is a casual opportunity. Casual means that hours are not guaranteed and may vary. We anticipate shift times to be from 08:30-16:30 and 10:00-18:00.
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!
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
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.
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