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OUTREACH TESTING (Staff)
REPORT AND ACCOUNTABLE TO: the Executive Director
- 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.
- Working with community partners, facilitate access to Overdose Prevention Training and Naloxone based on community needs assessments and direction of funders.
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.
- Work with existing and potential community partners to develop ongoing community outreach HIV/HCV/STBBI testing opportunities
- Work in collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator (HCV) to develop non-traditional HIV/HCV/STBBI testing events.
- Provide individual HIV/HCV/STBBI tests targeting priority populations within community outreach locations and in non-traditional outreach testing events.
- Liaise with Sudbury and District Health Unit on all reportable cases.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Work collaboratively with HCV Outreach Worker to ensure program objectives are met.
- Liaise with the medical director to ensure information sharing on all aspects of Overdose Prevention Program.
- Review need for educational materials and assist in development of priority population specific materials.
Responsibilities to: Executive Director
- Compile and submit activity reports and pertinent statistics as requested by the Executive Director and/or funders.
- Consult and update the Executive Director on all issues pertaining to Hepatitis C Treatment Program.
- Assist in other duties as deemed important and appropriate by the Executive Director and mutually agreed upon
- 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.
- Familiar with principles of adult education.
- 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.
- The Outreach Testing Nurse is responsible to the Executive Director.
- 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.
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