HIV/AIDS Outreach Nurse G/B/MSM
(Gay, Bisexual, other Men who have Sex with Men) (RN)
|Work Site:||Three Bridges Community Health Centre - STOP HIV/AIDS|
|Status:||Temporary Part Time (0.8 FTE) till August 2018|
|Start Date:||As Soon As Possible|
|Salary:||$33.56 - $44.06 per hour|
|Hours:||0900 to 1700 Tues to Fri with Sat/Sun/Stats/Mon off (may include evenings and weekends)|
STOP HIV/AIDS (Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS) - to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support services to clinically eligible individuals in British Columbia. STOP HIV/AIDS aims to increase treatment for all clinically eligible individuals who wish to access care. The program specifically serves individuals facing multiple barriers to care in Vancouver. These barriers include addiction, mental health issues, homelessness, and other social or environmental factors.
For more information, check our website and search for "STOP HIV/AIDS".
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics, and the established vision and values of the organization, works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide outreach services to vulnerable/marginalized clients and communities who are at high risk for HIV/AIDS. Provides frontline primary health care services to clients in the form of immediate assessment, intervention and treatment. Provides pre- and post-test counseling for the HIV antibody test, test results, and ongoing support and referral to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of HIV/AIDS clients. Provides harm reduction education, counseling and support from a nursing perspective on issues relating to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and HIV in non-traditional settings such as gay bars, drop-ins, on the street and other meeting places. Distributes harm reduction supplies. Collaborates with other community-based agencies to reach populations at high risk for acquiring STDs and HIV. Liaises with community-based AIDS organizations or other organizations to plan, develop, implement and deliver preventive HIV/AIDS educational material workshops and programs to targeted groups. Identifies the health issues, behaviours, needs, barriers and challenges for at-risk populations. Works collaboratively in team settings to develop creative strategies to address the challenges and participates in research projects, and surveys as required.
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
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