Article Flag: Posted per NBA Article 17.02 Why Fraser Health?:
Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.
Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.
Are you a Registered Nurse with experience in Public Health? Do you have experience providing Communicable Disease services? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse in our Population & Public Health Program in Abbotsford.
Fraser Health is BC's largest and fastest growing health authority. Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.
We have a positive and compassionate work environment where you can bring your real passion for nursing to the role and be part of our rapidly thriving team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth and now you can be a part of a busy and exciting team.
This role is a relief full-time position located in Abbotsford, BC. Abbotsford is known as the Berry Capital of Canada, with its flourishing community alongside the breath-taking scenic views. It is home to the Abbotsford International Airport, the fastest growing airport in western Canada, and the annual Abbotsford International Air Show.
A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. We are proud of the innovation, dedication, collaboration and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.
We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.
Are you looking to transform your practice to new level and join a team and an organization that prides itself on building an excellent work place?
Apply today and take the next step in your career, so we can continue the conversation and make a difference in the communities we serve. Join Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.
Effective October 26th,2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.
Detailed Overview: The Sexual Health and Blood Borne Infections (SHBBI) Nurse works as part of a multidisciplinary team and is responsible for coordinating and providing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation services for Fraser Health clients who have, or are at risk, for sexually transmitted or blood borne infections such as HIV, Hep C and other associated health conditions. This role supports clients living with HIV through an integrated case management approach, utilizing best practices including outreach and harm reduction principles and practices, to engage and retain clients in care. This role provides sexual health and youth clinical (sexually transmitted infection and contraception) services through established clinics and outreach settings, and provides sexual health promotion and prevention activities in the community. The nurse will also conduct case investigation, follow up and contact tracing for reportable communicable diseases. Responsibilities:
Coordinates and participates in providing sexual health and blood born infection (SHBBI) services related to HIV, Hepatitis C and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and associated health conditions. This includes sexual health clinical testing services in both clinical and outreach settings as well as pre- and post-test counseling and partner notification and referral.
Utilizes outreach approaches to engage with at risk populations.
Develops excellent working relationships both internally and externally including physicians, acute care, primary health care centres, and others in facilitating seamless service for people affected by HIV, Hepatitis C and other related health concerns.
Utilizes best practices literature, research and local information to inform the development of HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexual health related services.
Provides harm reduction education, counselling and support to access services for at risk populations.
Applies an integrated case management approach in collaboration with other services and community partners to ensure appropriate, culturally sensitive, relevant and efficient care and support for clients affected by HIV and Hepatitis C.
Utilizes the social determinants of health and within the framework of health promotion, harm reduction and prevention, identifies the health issues, behaviours, needs barriers and challenges for at risk populations. Works collaboratively in team setting to develop creative strategies to address the challenges.
Contributes to Fraser Health community planning processes relating to the establishment and maintenance of HIV and Hepatitis C and related services to address the continuum of care. Acts as a Public Health Nursing resource related to HIV, Hepatitis C, and sexual health by sharing information and best practices, participating in train the trainer activities, assisting with the development of protocols etc.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Graduation from an approved school of nursing including public health nursing component.
Certification in Reproductive Health (STIs) with BCCNM, and two (2) years' recent experience in public health/communicable disease management including experience performing HIV testing and certified contraceptive management nursing practices or equivalent combination of relevant education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's Licence and possession of a personal vehicle for business use.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with various stakeholders with tact and diplomacy.
Broad knowledge of HIV, STI and Communicable Disease management.
Knowledge and skill in applying the principles of health promotion, community development, and population health (including planning collaborative initiatives, building partnerships, group facilitation, health education, social marketing, use of local media and communication systems, and assessment and evaluation).
Knowledge and skill in working with culturally diverse and/or vulnerable populations, including LGBT2SQQ+ persons, persons who use substances, and individuals with mental health concerns.
Knowledge and skill in working with Trauma Informed practice.
Comprehensive knowledge of Indigenous cultural safety, community resources and agencies as required.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, internet and email software.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.