First Nations Health Authority Clinical TB Nurse Advisor Temporary in Vancouver, BC

First Nations Health Authority

Branch Vancouver BC CA

Clinical TB Nurse Advisor
Vancouver, BC

Provides assistance to individual Community Health Centers/Nursing Stations for screening and surveillance programs (i.e….

The Clinical TB Nurse Consultant, provides clinical TB support to First Nations People Living on-reserve in BC and the Community Health Nurses that services those areas; establishes and coordinates a number of TB nursing programs, including the Directly Observed Therapy TB program for active and latent TB; provides training and supervision of the Directly Observed Therapy programs for Directly Observed Therapy Workers; supports in preparing and maintain nursing education plans; acts as a resource person/educator for health care personnel in First Nations communities regarding the treatment, control and epidemiology of TB and provides assistance to individual Community Health Centres/Nursing Stations for screening and surveillance programs; i.e. performs skin test surveys; assist in developing nursing guidelines for the Program.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides TB Clinical consulting services and support to First Nations Communities including clinical direction and support and prevention & screening programs
  • Establishes, coordinates, trains and support community TB Nursing by assisting in the development of community TB Nursing programs including; including DOPT and DOT. Organizing and implementing the training program for DOT Workers contracted to carry out the community TB DOT program. Monitoring and coordinating the TB DOT program for First Nations communities participating in the DOT program; including education about DOT and DOPT to community support workers. Maintaining patient drug records and assisting in the ordering of medication as needed. Identifying program needs to the CDC Nurse Specialist, TB.
  • Provides assistance to individual Community Health Centers/Nursing Stations for screening and surveillance programs (i.e. perform skin test surveys) by participating in community surveys for general screening and/or contact screening as requested, and coordinating the collection of data for community profiles (i.e. previous tuberculin and x-ray results) needed prior to each survey.
  • Acts as a resource person regarding treatment and epidemiology of tuberculosis for Health care personnel by interpreting and implementing the policies of the TB Program to First Nations communities
  • Assists in developing, modifying and adapting tools guidelines, policies and procedures in support of TB nursing programs and program delivery
  • Supports in leading, preparing and maintaining and distributing information in support of TB programs, including procedure manuals, orientation packages, professional development plans, nursing education manuals, and training plans.
  • Prepares detailed reports describing program deliverables and community status as requested by the leadership team.
  • Responsible for case management for all First Nations People on Reserve receiving TB treatment.
  • Participates in program planning and research within Health Protection by participating in quality and safety initiatives, accreditation and other FNHA initiatives. Providing input into research planning and implementing research activities and assisting in review of research results.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Nursing with a community health component plus two (2) years of experience in community TB health programming and experience working with First Nations people, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations.
  • Knowledge of the cultural traditions and practices in client First Nations communities
  • Knowledge of traditional, alternative, complementary, and other recognized healing practices.
  • Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds, and the understanding of how culture impacts on communication patterns, attitudes, and approaches to health issues.
  • Knowledge of advanced clinical TB nursing practice, including current clinical treatment practices, principles, techniques, disease symptoms, and accident indicators.
  • Knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of TB
  • Knowledge of the nursing process, conceptual frameworks of nursing, and the theories and principles of nursing practice.
  • Problem solving techniques and/or skills
  • Competency as an adult educator and public speaker

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-04
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