Opportunities for nurses to work in First Nations Communities and small communities across British Columbia in the areas of Public Health and Community Resource are on the increase. Working in these positions offers Registered Nurses exceptional opportunity for personal and professional growth. Community Resource positions include public health and health promotion to small communities as well as remote communities. Public Health positions include:
- Health Promotion; Prevention and Treatment
- Primary Care Assessment
- Immunization Assessment and Administration
- Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention and Management
- Contraceptive Management
- Well Woman and Well Baby Teaching, Assessment and Treatment
- Chronic Disease Management
- TB Surveillance, Treatment and Management
Requirements for working in the capacity of public health vary in each location and include:
- 2 Years Nursing experience in Community Health – BSN Preferred – Will consider RN’s with well rounded nursing experience in a variety of healthcare settings.
- Immunization Certification for British Columbia (must be employer sponsored for course completion – email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on this requirement)
- TB Skin Testing Online Course; TB Essentials Online Course
- Foundations of Influenza – Diseases and Vaccines, Seasonal Influenza Update and Vaccine Storage and Handling Course
- Preferred Courses include: Sexually Transmitted Infection Management Certified Practice, Contraceptive Management Certified Practice
Did you know that BCCDC offers many of these courses free of charge to nurses who are working in community health positions in British Columbia under its Education and Development.