Clinic Nurse, TB Clinic - Clinical Prevention Services
BC Centre for Disease Control
New Westminster, BC
The Clinic Nurse, using specialized nursing skills, expert communication and interpersonal skills, provides assessment, case management, treatment and counseling of clients presenting with risk of Tuberculosis (TB) and/or related diseases, and any necessary contact tracing. The incumbent 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. What you'll do
What you bring
- Provide nursing care, education and counselling using a health promotion, harm reduction and trauma informed approach.
- Provide nursing services related to the assessment of clients presenting with or at risk for TB by methods such as interviewing clients and taking history, gathering data appropriate to clinical assessment and diagnosis, involving client in a risk assessment for TB, determining appropriate timing of tests to produce valid test results, and assessing client's anxiety related to their risks and their ability to deal with positive test results.
- Perform nursing procedures to assist physician in diagnosis including tuberculin skin testing and reading, obtaining specimens and preparing requisitions for laboratory testing such as sputum, serology, urine, cytology and visual acuity; assisting physician with physical examination and dressing change; examines clients for signs and symptoms of infection, lymph node and skin exam and chest auscultation; use aseptic technique and accepted safety measures to collect specimens required for diagnostic confirmation which may include venipuncture.
- Administer appropriate treatment according to appropriate clinical guidelines and Decision Support Tools by methods such as assessing the information gathered to determine action required regarding treatment and client follow-up, interpreting test results to clients. Arrange for referral of clients to private physicians, clinics, support services or specialists as necessary which may require clinic physician consultation, assisting clients to locate community resources appropriate to their needs, and ensuring client is aware of and understands any need for follow-up.
- Provide education and counseling using a health promotion approach to clients and their families regarding topics such as risk behaviours with a goal of reducing risk behaviours, the transmission and treatment of tuberculosis both at home and/or admission to hospital.
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Graduation from a certified School of Nursing program.
- One (1) year of recent related experience in Public Health, Communicable Disease or 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.
You will have:
- Broad knowledge in the field of tuberculosis or respiratory diseases or out-patient clinic setting.
- 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 the implications and potential stigma of a TB diagnosis to clients with a variety of ethnic origins and beliefs.
- Ability to work with an interpreter.
What we bring
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
- Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
$40.21 to $57.78 /hour
100 - 237 Columbia Street E, New Westminster, BC V3L 3W4
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 8:30-4:30
152778E As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021. What we do
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
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