COVID-19 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) -Contact Tracing & Immunization
Temporary Full Time Opportunities Available
New Graduate are welcome to apply
PHSA is actively seeking COVID-19 Licenses Practical Nurses (LPNs) to support contact tracing and BC’s Covid-19 Immunization Plan.
These temporary positions will work as part of the BC Centre for Disease Control’s team. Our COVID-19 LPNs will provide assessment services for individuals presenting with or at risk for COVID-19. This includes: testing, surveillance, sample collection, communicating test results, administering immunizations, and supporting investigations by monitoring active cases and laboratory reports.
Our COVID-19 LPNs will focus on immunization of the Covid -19 vaccine, contact tracing, providing support and guidance to reduce transmission and spread of the pandemic across our region. These roles will commence in immediately until September 30th, 2021. This position is located in Vancouver and flexibility to travel and/or work at multiple sites across BC is required in support of the regional health authorities’ COVID-19 response.
Join our team of #healthcareheroes in the fight against COVID-19!
What is contact tracing? Check out BCCDC's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE9Mhll30Ks&feature=youtu.be
What you’ll do
Provides nursing services in person or by telephone related to the assessment of individuals with stable and/or predictable states of health who are presenting with or at risk for COVID-19 by methods such as interviewing clients and taking history, gathering data appropriate to clinical assessment and diagnosis, involving client in a risk assessment for COVID-19.
Communicates test results to COVID-19 infected individuals, providing instructions, supportive counselling and assisting clients understanding of disease and treatment with information and education.
Interviews COVID-19 infected individuals to collect all available information regarding contact for a specific period of time; using information collected and investigative skills when information is limited to find named contacts.
Informs named contacts in person or by telephone that they have been exposed to someone with positive COVID-19 results and what action is recommended, and ensuring that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
Communicates with assigned contacts, obtains symptom information, refers contacts for testing, and provide instructions for quarantine. Follows up with contacts to document required testing and treatment and provides information and guidance to interrupt ongoing transmission and reduce spread of the disease.
Communicates test results to non-infected individuals and reinforces appropriate infection control practices to prevent any potential future transmission of disease.
Assists with major communicable disease outbreak investigations by monitoring active cases, conducting testing, conducting surveillance follow-ups, administering immunizations, monitoring laboratory reports for new cases; providing information about the disease process and prevention measures to physician and the public.
Plans and develops in consultation with other team members educational resources regarding appropriate infection control practices to prevent transmission of communicable diseases.
Maintains individual records and necessary documentation according to the policies and procedures as well as the Standards of Practice set out by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
Participates in the orientation and continuing education of nursing and other allied healthcare staff and students by preceptoring and mentoring.
Participates in program planning and research as needed by working on committees and teams to identify problems, solve problems, and develop strategies; participating in quality and safety initiatives, accreditation and other PHSA initiatives; providing input into research planning; implementing research activities, and assisting in review of research results.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
What you bring:
Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Comprehensive knowledge of the BCCNM standards for LPN nursing practice.
Broad knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures.
Broad knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices and the determinants of health.
Demonstrated ability to conduct relevant assessments.
Working knowledge of immunization protocols.
Ability to successfully complete the Provincial Immunization Certification
Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive services to diverse and marginalized populations.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with clients, families, members of the team, staff and community partners.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and interdependently and make sound nursing practice decisions.
Knowledge of research process and methodology.
Demonstrated ability to critically read and utilize current health research in evidence based practice.
Demonstrated ability to identify community resources appropriate to client/family/community needs.
Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system and Windows applications.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Demonstrated ability to use related equipment.
** Travel outside of existing geographic area will be required, and will be compensated in accordance with applicable collective agreement language.
Job Type: Temporary Full time with estimated end date: Sept 30, 2021
Wage: $ 28.43 - $32.98
Location: Vancouver & flexibility to travel to multiple sites
Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday – 7am to 4:30 pm
Schedule: Various Day Shifts available (8 hr shifts)
What’s in it for you
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 and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan (eligibility will vary).
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary).
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
What we do
BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province.
PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.