Clinical Nurse Specialist, TB/Surveillance

First Nations Health Authority - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: High School
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Respiratory Therapists, Clinical Perfusionists and Cardiopulmonary Technologists (3214)
NOC Job Title: Clinical Instructor, Clinical Perfusion
Expires in 10 days
Expires: 2019-12-20
Posted: 2019-11-20
Last Updated: 2019-11-20

Job Location(s)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Job Description

The Clinical Nurse Specialist leads the provision of expert nursing care by functioning as a clinical leader within the specialty area. This position utilizes advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills, clinical expertise, and advanced judgment in the specialty area to support, consult, educate and facilitate system change. The Clinical Nurse Specialist provides leadership in development of clinical guidelines and protocols. This role provides advanced consultation, leadership and expertise in CDC clinical practice, knowledge transfer through evidence informed best practices, research and education; contributes to positive health outcomes for BC First Nations communities, by working with and supporting nurses, community health workers (CHWs) and communities to meet mandatory communicable disease (CD) programming requirements.

  • Serves as a resource to nursing staff, healthcare personnel, decision makers, and the community in the interpretation, communication, and transfer of knowledge and skills for an identified population in the CD specialty area of nursing practice.
  • Provides CDC consultation and clinical expertise to nurses and other members of the healthcare team to improve the quality of nursing care and delivery of healthcare services, and to address complex needs of clients and families.
  • Acts as a change agent for evidence-based practice by advising managers on emerging nursing and health care issues related to the program to support informed decision-making and enhance health outcomes.
  • Conducts critical evaluations of current CDC nursing research findings and results for utilization in the improvement of client care and outcomes, and applies relevant findings through dissemination of information, and provision of leadership in practice changes.
  • Collaborates with the province, nursing staff, and other working groups to share CDC expertise, promote linkages for communication among various levels of the health care system, and support patients in transition.
  • In partnership with First Nations communities and organizations in BC, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) staff and other government and non-government partners and stakeholders, plan and coordinate CDC programs in conjunction with other Senior Nursing Staff & Nurse Specialists.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing with acceptable specialization in specific area of practice, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • BCCNP Designation as a Practicing RN
  • Successful completion of approved public health nursing or CDC training or program
  • Five years of public and/or community health nursing experience, including three years of nursing experience in area of specialty
  • Teaching and presenting to large and small groups of adult learners
  • Working with groups to identify and address public health issues specific to TB/Surveillance
Employee Class: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled

How to Apply

Expiring: Dec 20, 2019