Nurse Coordinator, Communicable Disease Control (CDC) - STBBI
In partnership with First Nations communities and organizations, FNHA and other government and non-government partners and stakeholders, plans, coordinates, and evaluates clinical public health services in assigned areas of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) programs and initiatives for First Nations communities in the British Columbia Region.
Union Code - PIP (Prof Instit of Public Srvc Cda)
Hours per week - 37.5
1. Plans and coordinates provincial clinical CDC programs and initiatives in one or more assigned areas of focus such as STI/BBP/Harm Reduction, Immunization, TB, and supports other CDC Coordinators in their assigned area(s) of focus.
2. Advises, coordinates, evaluates and supports activities of FNHA and First Nations health organizations specifically related to the reduction, prevention and management of specific Communicable Diseases (CD) in First Nations communities, including developing and planning community-based CDC and targeted programs in assigned area(s) of focus, and identifying and addressing training needs relating to the targeted CDC area such as harm reduction, education, care and support, and enhanced screening.
3. Provides expertise and advice in the coordination and design of FNHA CDC programs and activities in partnership with other federal and provincial departments and agencies involved in CD prevention and management in assigned area(s) of focus.
4. Participates with other CDC Coordinators in planning, implementing, coordinating, and conducting orientation and in-service development of FNHA and First Nations staff to ensure an appropriate level of understanding of public health in related areas of prevention program.
5. Coordinate and administer the provincial allocation of financial resources for the assigned area of focus on the CDC program, including provision of advice on contribution agreements and negotiation of terms of contracts to ensure appropriate program delivery.
6. Leads, prepares, maintains, and distributes pertinent information, policy, and procedural manuals dedicated to area of focus on the public health communicable disease control and prevention programs.
7. Represents FNHA on departmental, interdepartmental, and intergovernmental committees dealing with CD prevention and management in assigned area(s) of focus.
8. Prepares agenda, facilitates meetings, summarizes discussions, and disseminates information to supervisor, committee members, and attendees of various projects for the purpose of keeping information up to date and moving projects forward.
9. Provides advice and expertise to FNHA staff and First Nations communities regarding comprehensive and evidence based CDC, and prevention planning and activities, including preparing for public health crisis, and participating as a team in responding to Communicable Disease Health Emergencies, such as pandemic and/or outbreaks.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a recognized university. Successful completion of approved training in public health nursing or communicable disease control (CDC) training.
• Current practicing registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
• Three to Five (3-5) years of experience in public health nursing or communicable disease control.