Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse (CDPHN) - Delta

City Delta
Job ID 2023-42536
Nursing - (RN) - Population and Public Health
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
M-F 0830-1630. May have to work some evenings and weekends and statutory on call
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Population & Public Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$40.21 - $57.78 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $40.21 - $57.78 / 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 45,000 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.


We are currently looking to fill a Relief Full Time opportunity for a Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse in Public Health located in Delta, BC. This relief role is available until July 2024 or until return of incumbent.


Come work with us!


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

The Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse (CDPHN) is responsible for communicable disease management for cases and their contacts including the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of services to individuals, families, communities and population groups. Applies knowledge, skills and abilities specific to communicable disease cases, contact follow up and prevention/immunization strategies. Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates health services for individuals, families, groups and communities in schools, homes, communities and outreach locations.


  1. Applies epidemiological principles and knowledge of disease process to investigate communicable diseases including outbreak management in accordance with established policies and protocols.
  2. Coordinates and participates in providing health services and follow up related to cases of vaccine preventable diseases, Tuberculosis, Influenza and other communicable diseases as outlined in the List of Reportable Diseases in BC.
  3. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams, provides health information, counselling ad referrals related to communicable diseases, immunizations and disease prevention and control via telephone or in person as required.
  4. Promotes behavior changes to a healthy lifestyle and encourages responsibility for health.
  5. As part of an interdisciplinary team within Fraser Health, establishes working relationships and partnerships with other professionals, community members, and agencies; informs about positive social and environmental change including quality of life, wellness and disease prevention; advocates for healthy public policy and services.
  6. Contributes to the quality of program and practice by identifying needs, issues and solutions by actively organizing/participating in interdisciplinary teams, organizational strategic planning processes based on determinants of health, best practice literature, current nursing theory and community assessment.
  7. Participates in orientation and mentoring to new health professionals and provides feedback as requested on individuals' progress and promoting optimal support to clients.
  8. Provides preceptorship and mentorship experiences for nursing students as opportunity arises.
  9. Maintains related records: documents observations, interventions and outcomes; collects statistics; prepares reports as required
  10. Contributes to Fraser Health planning processes related to communicable diseases.
  11. Participates in research studies, surveys and focus groups as needed to improve service.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Graduation from an approved school of nursing including public health nursing component. One (1) year'''s public health nursing experience or related nursing experience providing Communicable Disease services including those related to vaccine preventable diseases, TB, Hepatitis B and C and outbreak management.

Valid BC driver's licence and access to a personal vehicle for business related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skill in applying the principles of health promotion, community development, and population health (including planning collaborative initiatives, building partnerships, group facilitation, health education).  
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Aboriginal health approaches, protocols, cultural issues and community resources and agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with various stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of epidemiology and communicable disease follow up.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate using the nursing process.
  • Ability to promote a team environment.
  • Ability to organize and problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills.
  • Ability to operate related equipment, including a personal computer and related software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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