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Employment Opportunities

  

OUTREACH TESTING (Staff)

 REPORT AND ACCOUNTABLE TO:      the Executive Director

POSITION PURPOSE:

  1. Working with community partners, facilitate access to HIV/HCV/STBBI testing opportunities within catchment area specific to needs of priority population, and as directed by funders.
  2. Working with community partners, facilitate access to Overdose Prevention Training and Naloxone based on community needs assessments and direction of funders.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Outreach HIV/HCV/STBBI Testing

Testing events are provided through community outreach, provided within traditional setting: i.e. within community partner organizations; and in non-traditional settings: i.e. parks and other outdoor areas known for priority population gathering.

  1. Work with existing and potential community partners to develop ongoing community outreach HIV/HCV/STBBI testing opportunities
  2. Work in collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator (HCV) to develop non-traditional HIV/HCV/STBBI testing events.
  3. Provide individual HIV/HCV/STBBI tests targeting priority populations within community outreach locations and in non-traditional outreach testing events.
  4. Liaise with Sudbury and District Health Unit on all reportable cases.
  5. Provide health promotion and education including harm reduction strategies specific to prevention and transmission of HIV/HCV/STBBI to priority population within all testing venues/locations.

Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Program:

  1. Remain up-to-date on professional knowledge and evolving information on CPR and Overdose Prevention training in order to train staff, peers, family and friends of drug dependent individuals.
  2. Routinely compile and enter data as per program directives. Future activities/processes are designed based on ongoing review of program plan goals and are adjusted as necessary.
  3. Work collaboratively with HCV Outreach Worker to ensure program objectives are met.
  4. Liaise with the medical director to ensure information sharing on all aspects of Overdose Prevention Program.
  5. Review need for educational materials and assist in development of priority population specific materials.

Responsibilities to:     Executive Director

  1. Compile and submit activity reports and pertinent statistics as requested by the Executive Director and/or funders.
  2. Consult and update the Executive Director on all issues pertaining to Hepatitis C Treatment Program.

Other:

  1. Assist in other duties as deemed important and appropriate by the Executive Director and mutually agreed upon

 

Qualifications

  • Registered nurse, with a valid certificate of registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • MUST be trained in phlebotomy
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Willing to become a member of other professional bodies to enhance practice, e.g. Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and Canadian Association of Hepatology Nurses.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a clinical setting preferred.
  • Experience with chronic illness preferred.
  • Knowledge of mental health and addictions preferred.
  • Community nursing experiences an asset.
  • Ability to work in an evolving role, with dynamic parameters.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and data entry.
  • Proficient in physical assessment of the adult patient.
  • Bilingualism an asset.

Skills

  • Familiar with principles of adult education.
  • Phlebotomy
  • High level of comfort with diverse populations.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Self-directed and able to take initiative.
  • Strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, aural and written).
  • Able to assess medical conditions, and to know when to seek assistance.

Accountability

  • The Outreach Testing Nurse is responsible to the Executive Director.

 

Working Conditions

  • Physical requirements include the dexterity to reach, stand, squat, twist, lift light loads, and the ability to do sedentary work.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of settings (agency and other locations).
  • Has the use of an insured motor vehicle for work-related travel and a valid Ontario driver’s license.

Note: This is a 3 month summer contract with the possibility of extension. 

Please think of getting involved with  Réseau ACCESS Network through volunteerism.

 

 

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