Registered Nurse, Immunizations & Public Health Promotion

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2023-43986
Nursing - (RN) - Population and Public Health
Employment Type
Relief Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 Rotating
Days Off
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 nearly 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 Registered Nurse, Immunizations & Public Health Promotion in Public Health located in Chilliwack, BC. This relief role is available until September 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

In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Registered Nurse, as an integral member of the Public Health Services team, provides immunization services within the framework of the Population Health/Health Promotion Model. Applies knowledge, skills and abilities specific to Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Epidemiology, Community Development, Primary Health Care, Health Equity and Public Health Ethics. Translates knowledge from health and social sciences to support immunizations through universal and targeted interventions, programs and advocacy.

Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates immunization services for individuals, families, groups and communities in schools, health units, communities and outreach locations. Works in collaboration with the Public Health Nurse, conducts immunization clinics for eligible clients in a variety of settings by assessing needs, establishing informed consent, preparing and administering injections and observing and responding to reactions. Following the BC Centre for Disease Control Immunization Policy, the Registered Nurse advises clients of adverse reactions and contraindications and provides after care instructions and related documentation. Completes immunization records, records statistical immunization data and participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives.


  1. Immunizes children and adults against vaccine preventable disease.

  2. Conducts immunization clinics by assessing immunization needs, transporting vaccines, setting up work stations, establishing informed consent, preparing and administering injections and observing and responding to reactions such as fainting and anaphylaxis to ensure client safety. Ensures cold chain procedures are followed in accordance with policies and procedures. Advises client about possible adverse reactions and contraindications and provides after care instructions and related documentation. Answers immunization related questions as required.

  3. Maintains related records; documents observations, interventions and outcomes. Collects statistics, prepares reports as required and in accordance with established standards and procedures.

  4. As part of an interdisciplinary/inter-sectoral team, establishes effective working relationships and partnerships with other professions, community members, agencies and schools.

  5. Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives by providing input into the review and revision of immunization policies and procedures and attending meetings to promote improvements to client care and the efficient and safe operation of the program.

  6. Participates in research and special projects in collaboration with relevant personnel by methods such as collecting data, interpreting data and providing input for further analysis as required.

  7. Provides formal presentations and educational programs for selected population groups via telephone, one-on-one and group in a clinical, school, community and outreach settings.

  8. Acts as a preceptor or mentor to assigned new nursing staff and students; shares information, demonstrates care activities, participates in orientation.

  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduate from an approved School of Nursing. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Six (6) month recent related nursing experience providing immunization services or clinical experience including assessing and treating infants/children/youth. Valid British Columbia driver's licence. Personal vehicle for work related purposes.

Skills and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of immunization and related reactions and contraindications.

  • Demonstrated ability to administer injections and recognize adverse reactions.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team, groups and other professionals with a multi-disciplinary environment in a diverse community

  • Demonstrated ability to teach clients and families.

  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, problem solve and prioritize work in a continuously changing environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and promote change.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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