Communicable Disease Control Nurse Coordinator

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-29357
Nursing - (RN) - Population and Public Health
Posting Date
7 months ago(10/12/2022 2:44 PM)
Employment Type
Casual
FTE
0.00
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630
Days Off
Rotating, Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Program/Service
Population & Public Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$43.09 - $52.82 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

 

Our team of 43,000 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. Learn more.

 

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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

 

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

 

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

 

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Detailed Overview

Coordinates and maintains the Communicable Disease Program for Population & Public Health Services 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.

Responsibilities


  1. Maintains the Communicable Disease Program and related systems through surveillance, data collection, analysis, reporting and documentation. Maintains and updates relevant information on laboratory confirmed cases within, and external to, the public health sector.

  2. Provides consultation and guidance to staff and others on clinical issues and approaches.

  3. Participates in coordinating response activities on major and complex disease outbreaks.

  4. Participates in the reporting of communicable disease with respect to recommendations for future control/avoidance measures.

  5. Identifies training needs of nursing staff, develops and implements training programs; conducts training and orientation sessions.

  6. Participates in the development, evaluation and implementation of quality assurance standards for the program; maintains related records and statistics and prepares reports as required.

  7. Participates with the Communicable Disease Control Team and others with respect to issues such as the review and development of regional policies, procedures and protocols, in accordance with local and provincial regulatory requirements and the requirements of Disease Control Centres.

  8. Maintains current knowledge on preventive health programs and communicable disease issues/trends, both clinically and epidemiologically.

  9. Participates and represents Fraser Health Population & Public Health and Communicable Disease Control on provincial, national and international initiatives.

  10. Works as a representative, in partnership with BCCDC on provincial immunization education and promotion activities.  Develops, implements and evaluates the FH Immunization Education program for staff and partner agencies.

  11. Participates in coordinating, maintaining and implementing the Surveillance of Immunization monitoring programs for Fraser Health.

  12. Participates in the surveillance of immunization and communicable disease monitoring programs for Fraser Health.

  13. Performs other related duties as required.  

Qualifications

Education 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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