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Casual Registered Nurse, Vaccine & Immunization Clinics, Peel Health

If you are a forward-thinking nurse seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this casual opportunity within our Communicable Diseases division in the Health Services department.  

Casual Registered Nurse, Vaccine & Immunization Clinics (Public Health) File # RN08-26

The Immunization Services team is a multi-disciplinary team that includes Public Health Nurses, Registered Nurses, and administrative support staff. This team provides services related to Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization, including clinical services for provision of publicly funded vaccines.  This team also works closely with Immunization Services Team and the Immunization Records Information System team to promote vaccine awareness within the Region of Peel with the goal of increasing vaccine coverage rates and decreasing the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases in Peel Region residents.  

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Provide vaccines at school and community clinics under medical directives and program procedures
  2. Manage clients and clinic flow to ensure efficient and effective care in a confidential atmosphere
  3. Coordinate the cold chain maintenance during immunization clinics using a solid working knowledge of Provincial Program Standards (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) and program policies and procedures related to vaccine storage and handling
  4. Work with other team members to organize, pick up, and drop off vaccine/clinic supplies when they are not transported by courier
  5. Coordinate the flow of the clinic and communicate with school personnel, your supervisor, and office staff to solve any problems that arise
  6. Vaccinate clinic clients
  7. Contribute to immunization program planning, implementation, and evaluation

Examples of job activities (corresponding to the responsibilities listed above) may include:

  1. Prepare clinic facilities and equipment
  2. Monitor clients for adverse reactions and providing care as required in the clinic environment
  3. Assess the validity of consents and decision making around delivery of the vaccine to the client
  4. Communicate with school personnel, parents/child care-giver, call centre staff and program supervisor
  5. Organize and transport vaccine and supplies, maintaining cold chain requirements
  6. Lift approximately 20-30 lbs of equipment and supplies, with assistance
  7. Coordinate school and community clinics efficiently
  8. Utilize a variety of communication tools to keep up-to-date with information, e.g. communication binders, voicemail, e-mail.
  9. Communicate with other health care professionals, community
    agencies and school administrators to facilitate the preparation and
    running of clinics.

Interested candidates should possess:    

  • A working knowledge of program procedures, Regional practices, and Provincial and College of Nurses practice standards
  • Excellent clinic and organizational skills, and will demonstrate strong program planning, implementation and evaluation skills
  • Communication skills (both verbal and written); written material needs to be concise, factual and accurate (evidence based).
  • Organizational, problem solving and administrative skills are essential
  • An understanding of health promotion and community development principles
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, in person and via the telephone
  • Strong computer skills in MS Outlook and Word

Educational requirements:  Nursing Diploma and/or a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent accreditation recognized by the Employer and a current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, along with a CPR certification are required.  

Who we are - The Region of Peel, the area just west of Toronto that includes Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, is a dynamic rural/urban blend of cultures, industries and communities.  We are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a wide range of municipal services to over one million residents and a thriving business community.

To apply, please visit us at http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs.  Click on Current Listings and Registered Nurse, Vaccine & Immunization Clinics (Public Health) RN#08-26.  You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related experience and education.  The position closes on November 11, 2008, however, the Region of Peel reserves the right to close the online posting prior to the closing date or extend the date without prior notice.  

The Region of Peel is an equal opportunity employer.