REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE PUBLIC HEALTH

City of Toronto - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job ID: 2481

Job Category: Health Services

Division & Section: Public Health, PH Communicable Disease Control

Work Location: 160 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON, M1P 4N7

Job Type & Duration: Full Time, Temporary, 9 months

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $32.97 - $36.13, TF0182, wage grade 9

Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35 Hours Per Week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 1

Posting Period: 06-Dec-2019 - 27-Dec-2019

Major Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Tuberculosis (TB) Program Supervisor and Manager, the TB Program Registered Practical Nurse will be responsible for working in the community with clients who have active or latent TB, to support them through their TB treatment.

Work independently and with a multidisciplinary team to provide direct care to clients in their home and/or other community settings such as schools, daycares, workplaces and shelters.
Provide clinical services under medical directives, such as administering TB medication for active TB cases and those with latent TB infection via directly observed therapy in the community and remotely via video conferencing; plant and read TB skin tests; monitor for side effects; assess client's response to TB treatment and provide immediate care/action in emergency situations and follow up with clients and health care providers.
Arrange referrals, collect, transport and process clinical specimens and accompany clients to appointments.
Educate, counsel and support clients and their families regarding Tuberculosis and other social and health issues.
Maintain accurate health records and documents as per program standards, both written and electronic.
Communicate regularly with Health Care Providers about the client's health issues.
Attends team meetings, participates in training and peer support activities.
Maintains statistical information.

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Considerable experience as a licensed Registered Practical Nurse in the Province of Ontario in the field of community health, public health and/or Communicable Disease Control.
Completion of the Registered Practical Nurse Administration of Medications course and considerable experience in the provision of medications.
Experience conducting assessments and provide teaching and counselling to individuals and families specifically to those who have recently settled as new immigrants/refugees, homeless and under housed clients and able to handle complex situations and environments.
Experience in TB prevention and control and accompanying issues.
Considerable experience using computer based health information systems and databases, e.g. Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), Electronic Medical Records (EMR) as well as a variety of Microsoft Office software programs, e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License Class "G" with regular access to a vehicle and able and willing to drive within the Greater Toronto Area.

You must also have:
Fluent in Cantonese and/or Mandarin will be considered an asset.
Ability to perform various nursing procedures timely and accurately.
Ability to work independently and communicate effectively in a team environment.
Strong organizational skills and accurate record keeping ability.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain good personal and public relations.
Ability to work flexible hours, which may include overtime, shift work, early mornings, evenings and weekend depending on client needs and the nature of the Public Health emergency.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.