Registered Practical Nurse (Vaccine Preventable Disease)

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<p><strong>Description of Duties: </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Provides registered practical nursing services in the delivery of Infectious Disease, Dental &amp; Sexual Health Division programs, specifically in the Immunization &amp; Vaccine Preventable Disease Program which aims to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease, in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic directions of Public Health (PH).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Current Assignment: </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>These nursing positions will play an integral role in the prevention of COVID-19 transmission through the provision of COVID-19 vaccine to priority populations and the community at large.&nbsp; The positions may involve work in long-term care, retirement homes and other congregate care environments as part of mobile immunization teams as well as work in mass immunization clinics. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Knowledge, Skills &amp; Abilities Required:&nbsp; </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Must hold a 2-year Registered Practical Nurse Diploma and must hold current registration as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.&nbsp;</li> <li>Current CPR certification and immunization for Hepatitis B (or proof of immunity) are required.</li> <li>Must be eligible and/or willing to have a COVID vaccination</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of the principles of immunization and infection control practices.</li> <li>Clinical skills in assessment, history-taking, and all types of injections. Working knowledge of the nursing process and nursing theory.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of public health issues and strategies related to immunization, including indications and contraindications for vaccination, and management of adverse vaccine reactions, such as anaphylaxis; knowledge and strong practice in infection control.</li> <li>Skill in counseling and telephone consultation, with proven interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with health care professionals and the public, school personnel, and caregivers.&nbsp;</li> <li>Organizational, problem solving, and time management skills are required to deal with and resolve issues presented in the field (e.g., behaviour, absences); organize supplies and schedule; and meet strict timelines.</li> <li>Ability to provide non-judgmental service to clients, regardless of sexual orientation, life style practices or ethnic background.&nbsp;</li> <li>Knowledge and experience in the use of computers for data entry, case management, and document preparation as well as skill in Internet-based searching and networking.</li> <li>Ability to participate as an effective team member within a multi-disciplinary setting and to support and project values compatible with the corporation.</li> </ul> <p>Ability to travel to various locations within (and occasionally outside) the Region</p>