Summary of the Position:
Work Location: AVI Health Centre, 102-55 Victoria Road, Nanaimo
Hours of Work: Casual/on-call.
Shifts are generally 9:00 – 5:00 Monday – Thursday, with Thursday hours extended to 7:30PM biweekly.
Start Date: ASAP
To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org This posting is open until filled.
The Clinic Nurse (casual) provides HIV, HCV, and STI testing; supports HIV Primary Care, OAT services, PrEP access, and HCV treatment and care; and provides case management, assistance with treatment adherence, harm reduction education, and outreach services.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support s OAT, HIV Primary Care, STBBI, and PrEP clients.
- Provides HIV and STBBI testing (including phlebotomy), information, education, treatment, and referrals, as necessary.
- Promotes and monitors HIV treatment adherence based on client needs, including reordering medications.
- Provides assessment, support for access to medication, education, and ongoing follow-up for PrEP clients.
- Provides assessments, phlebotomy, information, education, referrals, and client advocacy regarding OAT, chronic health concerns, and general wellness, including primary and specialist care, diagnostic and laboratory services, and medication adherence.
- Provides systems navigation, advocacy and active referral to housing, disability, mental health and substance use services, nutrition support, and other relevant services.
- Provides Harm Reduction support.
- Participates in multidisciplinary case coordination for clients living with HIV and/or HCV.
- Works to maintain individualized care plans, providing ongoing monitoring and support with clients, in accordance with the care plan.
- Works closely with community partners to ensure seamless support of mutual clients.
Education, Training, and Experience:
- Registered Nurse with STI Certified Practice
- Experience working with Indigenous people and/or communities.
- Experience working with trans, queer, gender-nonconforming, bi, questioning, and/or gay male identified communities.
- Three years of experience working with mental health, harm reduction, and addictions services.
- Three years of experience working with sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections services.
- Certifications in phlebotomy, immunizations, STI testing, HIV point-of-care testing, and PAPs.
- Experience working with structurally vulnerable clients and communities.
- Valid class 5 Driver’s License.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience working with people living with HIV and/or knowledge of HIV Primary Care.
- Understanding of the psycho-social issues affecting people living with HIV.
- Experience working with Indigenous people and/or communities in a health and wellness context.
- Understanding of the continuing and on-going impact of colonization and anti-colonial practices and principles.
- Experience and knowledge of addictions harm reduction and treatment approaches.
- Understanding of the psycho-social issues affecting people who use drugs.
- Experience working with structurally vulnerable clients.
- Demonstrated commitment to the policy and practice of harm reduction, cultural safety, and trauma and violence informed practices.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong advocacy skills.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize workload.
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
- Conflict resolution and non-violent crisis intervention skills.
- Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
We encourage applications from, but not limited to, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons who use/d illicit drugs, persons with experience of sex work, and persons representing diverse genders and sexualities.