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NURSING CARE CONSULTANT - INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (Puvirnituq and telework)

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Nunavik \ anywhere in Quebec
2022 October 15

The Nurse Consultant is called upon to advise the institution on public health protection and prevention issues, particularly in the areas of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases. In accordance with the priorities established by the Public Health Directorate, she will collaborate in the development and implementation of an action plan on the protection and prevention of these diseases for the communities served by the Inuulitsivik Health Centre (IHC). Within these mandates and in specific situations (e.g. outbreaks), the nurse advisor will be called upon to spend varying amounts of time in these communities.

TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Under the authority of the Director of Nursing and in collaboration with the Public Health Department, the Nurse Consultant performs some or all of the duties applicable to the following public health sectors
Surveillance

  1. Collaborate with the Regional Public Health Directorate (RPHD) in the development and adaptation of surveillance tools and mechanisms. Ensure their dissemination and use by all personnel involved.
  2. Support the CLSCs in the collection of data.
  3. Maintain the database related to identified infectious diseases (statistics) in real time.
  4. Transmit data from specific programs to the DRSP according to the agreements made.
  5. Participate in regional surveillance activities. 
  6. Maintain communication links with the village nurses and the PHRD in the context of reporting and declaring public health threats
  7. Transmit data and other relevant information on infectious disease outbreaks or clusters.
  8. Collaborate with the PHRD on surveys; ensure that questionnaires are completed.
  9. Coordinate screening for targeted clients (e.g., oversee the rapid identification and follow-up of STI and TB cases and their contacts)
  10. Collaborate in the development of monitoring and surveillance tools.
  11. Participate in the Regional Public Health Table (RPHT).
  12. Collaborate on outbreak investigations (MADO) at the local level.
  13. Disseminate surveillance reports and data prepared by Public Health within the organization
  14. Collaborate with Public Health partners on prevention, screening, treatment, case management and access to services for identified clients
  15. Collaborate on the identification of risk factors and determinants of perceived threats to Public Health.
  16. Support and collaborate in the development and delivery of regional and community-based infectious disease prevention strategies and projects identified as priorities.
  17. As requested, provide local support to nursing teams in the clinical follow-up of clients during major outbreaks - travel and possible stay in villages (e.g.: STBBI or TB outbreaks in the communities served)
  18. Collect and transmit to the DRSP the information required for participation in national protection work. 
  19. Transmit data to support the PHRD in the identification of targets, indicators and evaluation mechanisms.
  20. Collaborate in and facilitate the evaluation process in the communities.
  21. Collect and transmit agreed upon information to the PSRD. 
  22. Collaborate in the dissemination of information to communities (monitoring reports).
  23. Identify, in conjunction with the DRSP, the training needs of the Health Centre workers involved in protection.
  24. With Public Health and the nurse in charge of training at the IHC, collaborate in the development and implementation of orientation, training and development programs for nurses and other interdisciplinary teams.
  25. Ensure the implementation of protocols for the control of infectious diseases.
  26. Collaborate with Public Health on updated guides, resources, references and tools and disseminate them to nursing staff to ensure client follow-up, according to the facility's protocols
  27. Collaborate with Public Health in the development and implementation of a local action plan on the prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree with three qualifying certificates, at least two of which are recognized nursing certificates (the absence of a bachelor's degree can be compensated by significant experience)
Experience required
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in the prevention and control of infectious diseases in a community setting, preferably in a northern region. Experience in a CLSC setting will also be considered.
Essential skills and aptitudes
  • O.I.I.Q. license
  • Bilingualism essential (French and English, spoken and written); Inuktitut will be an important asset
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work team
  • Respect for Inuit culture and traditions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to communities
Conditions and benefits
  • Salary between 27.46$/h and 50.39$/h 
  • Shift : DAY (37.5 h/week)
  • Permanent full time under the Hybrid formula (The position requires travel to the North *Puvirnituq and can be combined with telecommuting)
  • Hourly rate according to agreement;
  • Day shift, 7.25 hours;
  • Group insurance;
  • Maximum of 16 weeks of leave per year;
  • 3 to 4 annual outings depending on status;
  • Freight premium $115.64/week;
  • Retention of premium $287.47/week;
  • Remoteness premium $203.66/week without dependents, $358.99/week with dependents;
  • Furnished housing provided;
  • Air transportation paid by the center;
  • Start date: as soon as possible.
Additional details

To apply, please contact Mélanie Lepage at the following email address: recrutement.csi@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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