Clinical Nurse Advisor, Immunization (Term Until July 2022)
The Immunization Nurse Advisor, provides direct, capacity-building immunization clinical, programmatic and educational support to First Nations People Living on-reserve in BC and the Community Health Nurses (CHN) who provide services to them;, and to FNHA Regional Nursing Consultants., Works with the CDC Nurse Specialist, Immunization to establish and coordinate a number of Immunization programs, including capacity building, clinical support, ongoing education and Skills Checklist assessment for CHNs; provides training and supervision of programs for FNHA Regional Nurse Consultants, CHNs and Community Immunization Champions; supports in preparing and maintain nursing education plans; acts as a resource person/educator for health directors and healthcare personnel in First Nations communities regarding the provision of immunization programs and provides assistance to individual Community Health Centres/Nursing Stations for immunization programs; i.e. assists in community immunization program planning ; assists in developing nursing guidelines for the Program.
This position is a full-time term position
Union Code: PIP (Prof Instit of Public Srvc Cda)
Hours Per Week: 37.5
1. Provides capacity-building Immunization Clinical consulting services and support to FNHA regional nurse consultants and First Nations Communities, including clinical direction and support to build capacity and sign off for Community Health Nurse Immunization Competence via the Skills Checklist Assessment process.
2. Acts as a clinical resource for CHNs regarding community immunization program concerns, individual immunization planning, cold chain break management, and response to immunization issues. Supports the community in their relationship with the regional health authority.
3. Establishes, coordinates, trains and supports Community Immunization Champions by assisting in the development of Community Immunization Champion program. Organizes and implements the training program for Community Immunization champions who will carry out support activities and programming. Monitors and coordinates the Community Immunization Champions program for First Nations communities participating program, including community support workers. Identifies program needs to the CDC Nurse Coordinator, Immunization
4. Provides assistance to individual Community Health Centers/Nursing Stations for development of and ongoing support for Immunization programs.
5. Acts as a resource person regarding immunization program development for health care personnel by interpreting and implementing the policies of FNHA and the BCCDC Immunization program.
6. Assists in developing, modifying and adapting tools guidelines, policies and procedures in support of Immunization nursing programs and general program delivery.
7. Supports in leading, preparing, maintaining and distributing information in support of Immunization programs, including procedure manuals, orientation packages, professional development plans, nursing education manuals, and training plans at the Regional level.
8. Prepares detailed reports describing program deliverables and community status as requested by the leadership team.
9. 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.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education & Experience
• Bachelor of Nursing with a community health component plus two (2) years of experience in Immunization 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 British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).