Do you want to join a passionate team who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of First Nations communities? You have a holistic approach to health and wellness, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols, and are knowledgeable of the theories, concepts, and principles and processes of TB management in BC. Your love for traveling and visiting communities to provide training, support, prevention and screening programs is one of the best parts of your job! As a Clinical TB Nurse Advisor you will provide consultative TB support to First Nations people living on-reserve in BC and the Community Health Nurses that service those areas. You will oversee case management for persons experiencing TB disease and affected families, social networks and communities in collaboration with Health Authority partners, and the BCCDC. You will act as a coordinator and advocate in close partnership with providers, patients, community health workers and FNHA team members. You will independently complete documentation entry and review within the Provincial Public Health Data System, Panorama, on all aspects of diagnostic evaluation, treatment and general management of TB. The Nurse Advisor provides culturally safe TB education to individuals and groups including persons working in Health services and with First Nations community members. You will also provide direct care TB services in partnership with Community Health Centers and Nursing Stations; i.e. TB screening, treatment evaluation and contact investigation management.
• Provides TB Clinical consulting services and support to First Nations Communities including clinical direction and support and prevention & screening programs
• Establishes, coordinates, trains and support community TB Nursing by assisting in the development of community TB Nursing programs including; including DOPT and DOT. Organizing and implementing the training program for DOT Workers contracted to carry out the community TB DOT program.
• Monitoring and coordinating the TB DOT program for First Nations communities participating in the DOT program; including education about DOT and DOPT to community support workers.
• Maintaining patient drug records and assisting in the ordering of medication as needed. Identifying program needs to the CDC Nurse Specialist, TB.
• Provides assistance to individual Community Health Centers/Nursing Stations for screening and surveillance programs (i.e. perform skin test surveys) by participating in community surveys for general screening and/or contact screening as requested, and coordinating the collection of data for community profiles (i.e. previous tuberculin and x-ray results) needed prior to each survey.
• Acts as a resource person regarding treatment and epidemiology of tuberculosis for Health care personnel by interpreting and implementing the policies of the TB Program to First Nations communities
• Assists in developing, modifying and adapting tools guidelines, policies and procedures in support of TB nursing programs and program delivery
• Supports in leading, preparing and maintaining and distributing information in support of TB programs, including procedure manuals, orientation packages, professional development plans, nursing education manuals, and training plans.
• Prepares detailed reports describing program deliverables and community status as requested by the leadership team.
• Responsible for case management for all First Nations People on Reserve receiving TB treatment.
• 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.
• Bachelor of Nursing with a community health component plus two (2) years of experience in community TB health 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 College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC)
Employee Class: Permanent
Application Deadline: August 22, 2017 at 4:00pm