Registered Practical Nurse (Vaccine Preventable Disease)

Municipal Corporation Waterloo Regional Municpality of Waterloo

Length:  Temporary Full Time (Up to 10 Positions – Up to Approximately 13 months)
Department/Division:  Public Health & Emergency Services / Infectious Diseases, Sexual Health and Harm Reduction
Hours of Work:  35 hours per week
Union:  O.N.A. Local 15 (Public Health)
Grade:  1A
Salary/Wage: $51,487.80 - $57,057.00 per annum/$28.29 - $31.35 per hour
Location:  99 Regina St., S., Waterloo
Closing Date: December 16, 2020

Description of Duties:
Provides registered practical nursing services in the delivery of Infectious Disease, Dental & Sexual Health Division programs, specifically in the Immunization & 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).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 
• 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. 
• Current CPR certification and immunization for Hepatitis B (or proof of immunity) are required.
• Thorough knowledge of the principles of immunization and infection control practices.
• Clinical skills in assessment, history-taking, and all types of injections. Working knowledge of the nursing process and nursing theory.
• 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.
• 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. 
• 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.
• Ability to provide non-judgmental service to clients, regardless of sexual orientation, life style practices or ethnic background. 
• 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.
• Ability to participate as an effective team member within a multi-disciplinary setting and to support and project values compatible with the corporation.
• Ability to travel to various locations within (and occasionally outside) the Region.

Please apply online, by the closing date Dec 16, 2020 quoting competition number 2020-1937.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact the Service First Call Centre at phone number (519) 575-4400, TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

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The Regional Municipality of Waterloo,
Human Resources Department
150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor,
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

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