Specialty Public Health

Role and Facility Information

The Clinic Nurse, TB Clinic uses 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, Tuberculosis (TB) and/or related diseases. The incumbent also participates in the training of other healthcare providers in the specialty of TB management; acts as a resource, coordinates client referrals, and participates in program planning and research within the service line of Clinical Prevention Services.

Qualifications

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Registered Nurses (BCCNP)
Graduation from a certified School of Nursing program
One (1) year of recent, related experience in the designated clinical area (Tuberculosis)
Valid Class 5 driver’s license to operate a vehicle within the Province of British Columbia. Ability to access fleet vehicles or access to a vehicle for local area travel to Chilliwack and Abbotsford.

Skills and Abilities

Broad knowledge in the field of tuberculosis or respiratory diseases or out-patient clinic setting, if working in TB Clinic, and recent related experience.
Broad knowledge in the field of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, if working in STI Clinic, and recent related experience.
Good working knowledge of infection control concepts to prevent risk to self and others of exposure to infection.
Expert communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage difficult clients who may be upset, angry, uncooperative, intoxicated, or mentally or physically impaired.
Sensitivity to implications of sexually transmitted disease to clients with a variety of ethnic origins and beliefs.
Ability to work with an interpreter.
Demonstrated ability in making decisions based on independent judgment.
Demonstrated ability to plan, problem solve, and adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position

Position: Regular Full-Time
Reference #86625
Location: New Westminster TB Clinic
Hours: 08:00 - 16:00 / 08:30 - 16:30 Monday-Friday
Wage: $34.83-$45.73 hourly

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About Us:

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.

The BCCDC part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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