Licensed Practical Immunization Nurse – Invermere

Licensed Practical Immunization Nurse – Invermere

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Author pmnationtalk
Date February 22, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Invermere, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :LICENSED PRACTICAL IMMUNIZATION NURSE – INVERMERE
Community :INVERMERE
Facility :INVERMERE DISTRICT HSPTL
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, and under the general direction of the Manager (or designate), and using a Team approach with Public Health Nurses (PHN), the Licensed Practical Immunization Nurse provides predetermined immunization(s) to children four years of age and older and adults, who have stable or predictable states of health, in various community settings. Community settings can include schools, non-health unit immunization clinics set up for the purpose of delivering a specific predetermined immunizations) to a defined group of people.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Practices in a team approach with Registered Nurses/Public Health Nurses.
2. Assesses client’s eligibility for publicly funded vaccines, screens for contraindications to vaccine and obtains informed consent as per established policies and procedures.
3. Administers the required vaccines in accordance with established guidelines.
4. Counsels clients with regard to ‘after care” and possible adverse events.
5. Completes required documentation including data collection.
6. Observes for and assists PHN Coordinator in the management of fainting, anaphylaxis or other immediate reactions.
7. Maintains vaccine cold chain and appropriate disposal of sharps.
8. Assists with set up and dismantling of clinic.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from 0 – 37.5 hours per week. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment.

We anticipate shift times to be from 08:30-16:30. Travel may be required and you may be required to drive a personal vehicle on mileage or assigned a fleet vehicle.

If you are an LPN with excellent availability for shifts, great communication and team work who has experience with immunization and community settings, then we would love to hear from you. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of others!

Qualifications

Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and some related experience with immunization and community settings. Completion of additional immunization education established by the BC Centre for Disease Control preferred.

Current valid B.C. Driver’s License

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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