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The Region of Peel
Dec 06, 2021
Full time
Public Health Nurse, COVID-19 Support (Future Opportunities)   Pop-up Vaxx Clinics, Community Vaccination Clinics, Case and Contact Management, 6-month work term Various positions available – Must be able to work in all clinic locations within the Region of Peel Region of Peel Public Health is currently involved in the Emergency Response for the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are seeking motivated Public Health Nurses who are passionate about community health and well-being to help manage the COVID-19 response to protect the health and safety of Peel residents. You will bring your highly developed nursing skill sets, competencies, and experience, joining the Community Vaccination Clinics, Pop-up Vaxx Clinics and Case, Contact and outbreaks management team. Depending on the progress of the COVID-19 outbreak, you will be re-deployed to nursing roles within any of the teams. COVID-19 Vaccination and Case and Contact Management continue to be Peel Public Health’s top priorities. Based on operational needs, the successful candidate will be agile and flexible to support all areas of the COVID-19 response and Public Health Base Programs.  Working together we will beat Covid-19 in our communities! Community and Pop-Up Vaccination Team Responsibilities: Administer the COVID-19 vaccine to residents of any age Administer and records vaccines, including medications and treatments in accordance with the program medical directive, program procedures, work instructions, and the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Standards of Practice. Document vaccines and treatments in relevant databases according to program practices Assess health and immunization history and eligibility of clients using information from several sources to determine whether the client is to be immunized Assist with the management of clients and clinic flow to ensure efficient and effective care in a confidential atmosphere Monitor clients for adverse reactions and provide care as required in the clinic environment Work along side a team to maintain the vaccine cold chain and assist with the maintenance of vaccines during immunization clinics Prepare clinic facilities and equipment Case and Contact Management Team Responsibilities: Provide specialized guidance and advice on COVID case and contact management for individual cases and outbreak management for exposure sites Gather and analyze information on outbreaks in workplace and non-workplace settings Identify needs to resolve outbreak, provide information and arrange support to sites to resolve outbreaks Virtually investigate reports of suspect or confirmed cases of COVID-19 Research Ministry guidance documents and relevant policies, procedures to inform practice Notify the client of their COVID-19 results and isolation requirements Complete case management including reviewing lab work results to determine if it meets case definition, calling health-care providers to discuss lab results, or testing if applicable Complete a health assessment, identify contacts and provide appropriate counselling to cases, contacts and exposure sites Provide information to clients about general information about COVID-19 and public health interventions in the control and prevention of COVID-19 including disease information, self-isolation, self-monitoring, when/how to seek medical attention and release from self-isolation Provide updated information regarding reportable disease to the MOHLTC through iPHIS Disseminate knowledge of infection control practices and outbreak control measures as necessary Prepare detailed documentation on case and contact management for individuals and outbreak management for exposure sites Work collaboratively with other health unit colleagues, health professionals and agencies (e.g., physicians, local hospitals, long term care facilities and community health agencies, workplaces)    Qualifications: A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent recognized by a Canadian University Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario Experience in public health or community health nursing is preferred Fluency in French would be an asset Effective written and oral communication skills Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships Analytical and problem-solving skills Advocacy, negotiation, and conflict management skills Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills Relevant computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and the ability to work with databases Effective public relations, presentation, public speaking, group facilitation and diplomacy skills Effective organizational and time management skills Ability to apply appropriate theory and learning principles to practice Hours: 35 hours per week Locations: Community Vaccine Program (Pop-up Vaxx Clinics) 12:00PM – 8:00PM Community clinic teams will be assigned a geographic zone to support targeted vaccination efforts Location will vary   daily, you may be asked to work in multiple locations in the same zone during a shift (mall, park, school etc.) Schedule will include every other weekend off Community Vaccination Clinics (Fixed Clinic Location) 12:30PM – 8:30PM 6215 Old Church Road, Caledon (Sunday – Thursday) 7120 Hurontario Street, Mississauga (Tues – Saturday) 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton (Tues – Saturday) SaveMax 1495 Sandlewood Rd, Brampton (Tuesday – Saturday) Locations are subject to change as we work towards beating Covid-19 Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.  As part of the Region’s ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out. New employees who commence employment on or after October 1, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/ , or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated , a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted. If this future opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.
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