This position investigates and provides recommendations in consultation with Medical Officers of Health on matters relating to adverse events following immunization (AEFI) as per the Alberta Public Health Act, Immunization Regulation. Focus is provincial AEFI reporting and follow-up, but has potential for growth in other aspects of the Alberta Provincial Immunization Program. Key Responsibilities: Development and maintenance of provincial reporting and follow-up processes related to Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI). Receive and investigate reports of AEFI from all sources (including but not limited to: Public Health, pharmacists, physicians, nurse practitioners). Follow-up with individuals who have had an adverse event following an immunization. Consult with zone Medical Officers of Health in providing recommendations following a reported adverse event. Provide expertise in maintaining best practice standards for the delivery and monitoring of all aspects of immunization programs in Alberta, involving individual consultation, provincial and/or zone presentations. Provide expertise/consultation to support the recommendations of the zone Medical Officers of Health in Public Health investigation and follow-up of AEFI as mandated under the Alberta Public Health Act. Communicate, develop, implement, and evaluate province-wide CDC immunization standards and guidelines in AHS for business operations and service delivery with a particular focus on AEFI. Liaise with zone and provincial stakeholders to coordinate case management related to AEFI. Be an expert resource to facilitate implementation, establish, maintain, and mentor best practice relationships among internal AHS and external partners. Act as a link between community providers and the provincial immunization program. Location negotiable dependent on program ability to secure suitable working space.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Nurse II
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: AEFI Immunization Servs Grant
Primary Location: Coronation Plaza
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 06-APR-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 01-MAY-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 57
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $38.09
Maximum Salary: $50.67
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of 2 years recent (within the past 5 years) experience at a 0.50 FTE or greater in the Alberta provincial Public/Community Health Nursing programs is required. Comprehensive knowledge of the Alberta provincial immunization program, schedule, and standards is required. Public Health experience related to adverse events following immunization is required. Demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision, to work well in teams in both zone and provincial capacities. Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational, analytical, and decision making skills are required. Demonstrated skills of computer applications including electronic health records, electronic immunization, health care databases, word processing (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), and Internet access are required. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain educational material, including reference documents and presentations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with members of a multidisciplinary health care team is required.
Currently working in Provincial Communicable Disease Control - Immunization programs in Alberta.