Job title :POPULATION HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST
Facility :VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Interior Health’s Communicable Disease unit in Vernon is seeking an experienced Public Health Nurse to join the team in the position of Population Health Program Specialist.
The Program Specialist uses advanced and comprehensive knowledge and skills, critical thinking and judgment in the program area to provide leadership through collaboration in the development, implementation and delivery of Population Health Services programs across Interior Health (IH).
The Program Specialist applies nursing theory, knowledge transfer through evidence informed best practice and leadership concepts in providing clinical guidance, education and resource support to front line health care providers, Medical Health Officers, and a range of health, social services, education personnel and organizations.
The Program Specialist engages and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement programs, guidelines and protocols, monitors for best practice, participates in quality assurance and improvement initiatives such as those promoting maternal, child and youth health (e.g. Healthy Start and Healthy Schools), and ensures timely response to emerging situations (e.g. immunization response to communicable disease outbreaks).
This is a relief (temporary) CH2 Nurse position until approximately November 2021 or return of the current incumbent. Days of work are Monday to Friday from 08:30-16:30 with some weekend on-call work required.
If you are an experienced Public Health Nurse with a passion for working in communicable disease investigation, apply today and join our team make a difference in the lives of others.
Graduation from an approved school of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Three years recent experience in public health nursing including experience in area of specialty for specific job role such as communicable disease investigations (e.g. sexually transmitted infections, TB case and contact management, HIV pre- and post-test counselling); and/or immunization of child and adults; and/or Healthy Start/Healthy Schools programs; and recent experience in adult teaching/learning, providing in service or staff development; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.