The regional plan of action to eliminate tuberculosis in Nunavik includes population-screening campaigns for tuberculosis (TB). Under the direct supervision of the pivot nurse and within a multidisciplinary team, the nurse shall provide screening for tuberculosis +/- STBBIs according to public-health guidelines for each individual.
Apply screening algorithms as applicable;
Participate in population-screening strategies within the community (schools, day-cares, homes, etc.);
Proceed with nursing clinical evaluations;
Perform and interpret tuberculin skin tests (TSTs);
Take specimens of blood, urine, induced sputum, etc.;
Enter information into the various databases (provincial vaccination registry, screening records, etc.);
Begin treatment for newly diagnosed cases of TB and/or STBBIs;
Proceed with investigation of contact cases;
Work closely with the Public Health team, the clinical physician and the other professionals involved;
Ensure appropriate follow-up to records;
Carry out other related tasks.
Collegial-studies diploma (DEC) in nursing or bachelor’s degree in nursing sciences
Membership in good standing with the OIIQ
Familiarity with the Québec immunization protocol (PIQ)
Up-to-date CPR/AED certification
Bilingualism (English and French)
Availability for work on a variable schedule
Availability for work in a remote region
Excellent communication skills
Aptitude for teamwork
Skills at taking blood specimens
Familiarity with the MS Office suite
Experience in Nunavik and familiarity with Inuit culture shall be considered assets
Experience in a multicultural context shall be considered an asset
Experience in vaccination and vaccination campaigns shall be considered an asset
Experience in pediatrics shall be considered an asset
Valid driver’s license in case of door-to-door screening
Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
Temporary, occasional, part-time position of one year with possibility of extension
Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS
During travel, the northern premiums stipulated in the working conditions shall be provided as well as housing.
Note that employees of the health and social services network are eligible for northern leave without pay.
Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than March 13th 2020, care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0