The plan to eliminate tuberculosis in Nunavik includes population-screening campaigns for tuberculosis. Under the direct supervision of the pivot nurse and within a multidisciplinary team, the nurse will travel to the various Nunavik communities and will analyze the information collected from the behavior sheets generated for each member of the community. She will then assess the individual's health status in order to screen for TB.
The nurse will also need to :
apply algorithms for tuberculosis screening;
perform clinical evaluations;
perform and interpret tuberculin skin tests (TSTs);
take induced-sputum specimens;
take blood specimens;
enter the information into the various databases (provincial vaccination registry, medical records, etc.);
carry out other related tasks.
Collegial-studies diploma (DEC) in nursing or bachelor’s degree in nursing
Membership in good standing with the OIIQ
Knowledge of the Québec immunization protocol (PIQ)
Up-to-date RCR/DEA certification
Excellent oral and written skills in at least two of the three languages in use in Nunavik (French, English, Inuktitut)
Capacity for work under pressure and according to a variable schedule
Experience in a remote region and with tuberculosis shall be considered an asset
Excellent communication skills
Aptitude for teamwork
Experience in taking blood specimens
Familiarity with the MS Office suite
Experience in Nunavik and knowledge of the Inuit culture shall be considered assets
Experience in an intercultural context shall be considered an asset
Experience in vaccination and with vaccination campaigns shall be considered an asset
Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
Temporary, part-time position with possibility of extension
Regular visits of several weeks to the Nunavik communities
Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS
When travelling, daily allowances defined under the working conditions shall be paid and lodging provided.
Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than July 12, 2019, care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0