Communicable Disease Control Nurse Coordinator (RN)
This role is a full-time position based in Surrey. This is a regional position, therefore travel to other sites may be required.
A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
We are responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
Be a part of our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role!
Coordinates and maintains the Communicable Disease Program for the Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre (PWHCC) within Fraser Health, including identifying problem areas and follow-up of communicable disease concerns and issues. Acts as a resource person to all levels of staff in matters related to communicable disease control. Identifies training needs of staff and develops and implements training programs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintains the Communicable Disease Program and related systems through surveillance, data collection, analysis, reporting and documentation.
- Provides consultation and guidance to staff and others on clinical issues and approaches.
- Participates in coordinating response activities on major and complex disease outbreaks.
- Identifies training needs of nursing staff, develops and implements training programs; conducts training and orientation sessions.
- Participates in the development, evaluation and implementation of quality assurance standards for the program; maintains related records and statistics and prepares reports as required.
- Participates with the PWHCC Leadership Team and others with respect to issues such as the review and development of provincial policies, procedures and protocols, in accordance with local and provincial regulatory requirements and the requirements of Disease Control Centres.
- Maintains current knowledge on preventive health programs and communicable disease issues/trends, both clinically and epidemiologically.
- Participates and represents PWHCC on provincial, national and international initiatives.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates provincial immunization campaigns and job ready projects.
- Participates in coordinating, maintaining and implementing the Surveillance of Immunization monitoring programs for HCWs in BC.
- Participates in the surveillance of immunization and communicable disease monitoring programs for HCWs in the province of BC.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Training, and Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Three (3) years recent related public health nursing clinical experience in the designated clinical area, including a working knowledge of local and provincial Communicable Disease Regulations and relevant policies, procedures and protocols OR a combination of two years' experience as above and one year of nursing experience in a leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid Class V B.C. Driver's licence and have access to personal vehicle for business related purposes.
Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated proficiency around CD/Immunization practice in the designated clinical area.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the application of word-processing software programs, including database management and presentation.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to make group presentations and to work within a team environment.
- Ability to teach and to provide leadership to project teams and staff.
- Ability to deal effectively with others.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of research methodology and analysis.
- Ability to plan, implement, organize and problem solve.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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