Registered Nurse-Vaccine Program Part Time Contract

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Registered Nurse-Vaccine Program Part Time Contract

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Author pmnationtalk
Date August 30, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association
Location Thunder Bay, ON
Category Community Development
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
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Registered Nurse-Vaccine Program Part Time Contract



The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not for profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario. ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/ Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.

ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language and heritage. Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization. ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.


The Registered Nurse (RN) will integrate knowledge from public health sciences, primary health care, nursing science, and the social sciences to promote, protect and preserve the health of Indigenous women and their families. The RN will be responsible for providing safe, quality access to culturally sensitive health care based on each community member’s individual needs.

The Registered Nurses will vaccinate attendees at community-based vaccination clinics. Reporting to the Vaccine Clinic Lead of the COVID-19 Vaccine Program, the RN will provide support to the provision of COVID-19 immunization in a community setting.


  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario to practice as a Registered Nurse with current unrestricted registration status with College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse.
  • Nursing Diploma or baccalaureate Degree, or equivalent, from a recognized and accredited program, with 3 to 5 years experience.
  • Previous experience in public health, community, hospital, or similar area of nursing. Experience with vaccinations and immunization is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to the Practice Standards and Guidelines set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario as they relate to the public health practice setting.
    Ability to understand and use the nursing process with individualized care plans and planning.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in establishing and maintaining therapeutic nurse-client relationships with individuals, families and groups from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate using written, verbal, non-verbal, and technical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to form professional and collaborative working relationships and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and maintain high performance standards while practicing independently to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the values of accountability, cost-consciousness, equity, excellence, honesty, innovation, leadership, and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in reflective practice and in constructive dialogue about professional development.
  • Understanding of public health (Community Wellbeing) Systems and Indigenous health care systems
  • Understanding of the history and jurisdictional issues that impact Indigenous women and their families and communities collectively.
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture and traditional practices.
  • Strong organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Capacity to solve problems, critically think and to see different perspectives.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision and under pressure.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently with strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Not-For Profit Organizations
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • Ability to travel and work flexible hours.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
  • A cellular phone and internet access is required within this position
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required. This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements. This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.


  • Inter-cultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work related deliverables.
  • Indigenous Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
  • She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.


  • Assess client eligibility for the vaccine by completing the health history screening questions
  • Provide necessary education to clients.
  • Obtain final consent from the client for vaccine administration.
  • Administer vaccine to eligible clients according to medical directives, policies and procedures.
  • Document vaccine administration in database.
  • Provide proof of immunization to vaccine recipients.
  • Observe vaccine recipients for immediate reaction or complications if assigned to aftercare role
  • Ensure that vaccine is stored and handled according to policy. If assigned to a reconstitution role, ensure vaccine is reconstituted as per medical protocol.
  • Communicate any concerns to the designated on-site Supervisor/Manager.
  • Maintain a highly organized work process and be able to multitask
  • Participate in the implementation of medical directives
  • Use a client centered cultural approach to help the client identify strengths and available resources to access health care and take action to address their health needs.
  • Facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Build individual and community capacity by actively involving and collaborating with clients.
  • Advocate for equitable access to healthcare and other services.
  • Within the parameters of departmental, divisional and program policies, collaborate with colleagues, health professionals and community partners to contribute to comprehensive client care and optimal client care outcomes.
  • Maintain professional boundaries in all patient client relationships.
  • Document nursing activities in a timely and thorough manner according to the College of Nurses’ of Ontario Standards of Practice, as well as departmental, divisional, and program policies.


  1. Complete monthly reporting and submit to Manager/Director when required.
  2. Complete quarterly reports on or before the requested due date.
  3. Complete and assess environmental scans.
  4. Complete and attend supervisions with Manager/Director on a regular basis.
  5. Other reports or admin as assigned.


  1. Promote the program within the community.
  2. To adhere to professionalism in representing the organization at all times and maintain good communications.


  1. Adhere to the Policies and Procedures as set by the ONWA
  2. Representation on committees as required for the enhancement and benefits of ONWA’s programs.
  3. To network and promote ONWA and all ONWA related programs.
  4. Maintain good communication.
  5. Maintain professionalism at all times.
  6. The completion of functions outlined in the description and the achievement of goals set to a high level.
  7. Attendance and conduct at work according to the requirements of the Association’s Personnel Policy.
  8. Adherence to the Code of Ethics, and positive relationship building.


To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description.


The Registered Nurse-Vaccine Program will be directly accountable to the Clinic Lead- Vaccine Clinic for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.

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