Community Heath RN - G(
Job Number : 18001049)
ON-OttawaClinicalEmployee Type : Full-Time
Responsible for seven major functions : disease and injury prevention, health protection, health surveillance, population health assessment, health promotion, emergency preparedness and response and infection control.
CHNs work in the community and primary care setting and act as a member of the Primary Health care team. Work includes individual or group appointments, public health campaigns, and individual or group health education sessions within or outside the health services facility.
Language of work may be English and / or French, depending on geographic location.
The required tasks for this occupational group include but are not limited to the following :
Deliver the required departmental health programs at the clinic based on the local community needs. Examples of these chronic disease self-management programs include diabetes management, cardiovascular disease education, and asthma control;
Establish and deliver the immunization program at the health services centre level, including travel immunization services and mass immunization clinics such as the influenza clinics in order to maximize immunological protection of employees;
Act as the unit vaccine coordinator by implementing protocols for vaccine management including ordering and controlling vaccine inventory, storage, handling, cold-chain management and transport procedures that safeguard vaccine, and by ensuring full compliance with the protocols by staff who handle vaccines;
Implement quality assurance and quality improvement strategies to minimize risks for adverse event following immunization (AEFI), vaccination errors, or other untoward events following immunization;
Develop and maintain local standard operating procedures (SOPs) that reflect department standards and reinforce best practices such as the response to an AEFI, the maintenance of immunization records, and the process of reporting immunization and TB data;
Respond to any anaphylaxis emergency and adverse events following immunization in a timely manner in accordance with local SOPs;
Organize and provide immunization campaigns and mass immunization clinics by performing activities such as establishing date, times, locations, distributing information, setting-up of clinics, conducting vaccine management, and coordinating logistical requirements
Working with Bayshore
Bayshore is honoured to provide Medical Professional Staffing to support those who have served, and those who continue to serve, our country.
Education Must possess, as a minimum :
a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university;
a Registered Nurse licence from the provincial or territorial professional college or association in the province of practice; and
a Certificate of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider or equivalent such as Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator (CPR / AED) Level C.
Experience Must possess, as a minimum, 3 full time equivalent years of clinical experience within the last 5 years in nursing practice :
applying the principles of immunization and communicable diseases management including immunization schedules, vaccine storage and handling, and infection prevention and control;
delivering patient education such as Chronic Disease Self-Management programs; and
working in Public or Community Health - Communicable Disease Control Program, Travel Health, Primary Care, or Occupational Health environment.
Other Skills and Abilities :
Current N95 mask fit certificate CSA Standards Z94.4 (testing q 2 yrs)
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) Certification (every two (2) years)