In accordance with the Provincial Health Officer's COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, Northern Health requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Utilizes Public Health clinical practice knowledge and expertise to promote and protect the optimal health, well-being and safety of patients, residents and clients at all ages and life stages through targeted emerging pathogens and viral case and contact tracing programming.
Practices within the context of a client and family centered care model, and in accordance with the applicable British Columbia professional College or Association's standards and scope of practice as set by the organization's policies, guidelines and clinical practice documents and within own competence. Practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as within the context of a public health care approach and the concept of a client and family centered care model. Qualifications Position is virtual and can be based anywhere in the NH region. Position requires competence and confidence working with computers, and comfort with dealing with difficult conversations and clients. Successful candidates must demonstrate registration with Provincial licensing/governing body as applicable to the profession.
Degree in a related Health Science discipline, supplemented with recent, related public health clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Registration with Provincial licensing/governing body as applicable to the profession.Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of public health clinical theory, practices and procedures.
Knowledge of community development and health promotion principles and practices.
Demonstrated ability to deal sensitively and tactfully with clients and provide culturally sensitive clinical services to diverse and marginalized populations.
Knowledge of communicable disease control practices and procedures including: prevention, promotion, reporting responsibilities and related procedures and immunization practices, including up to date immunization competency.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families and outside agencies.
Demonstrated knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care, the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with co-workers, care team and community partners and the ability to identify and facilitate community resources appropriate to clients' and families' needs.
Demonstrated ability to counsel, teach, facilitate and coach individuals, families and groups.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritise work.
Demonstrated ability to analyse situations, problem solve and facilitate resolutions.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with others to make evidence informed decisions.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new and unexpected events.
Demonstrated facilitation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational materials based on education theories and best practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of basic research principles and procedures, such as research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative vs. quantitative data analysis methods, and demonstrated ability to participate in research.
Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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