Peel Region looking to hire 600 immunizers for its vaccination clinics

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Published March 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm

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The Region of Peel is looking for help to make an impact in the battle against COVID-19.

The Peel Public Health team is looking to hire 600 full- and part-time immunizers for its Community Vaccination Clinics.

The clinics, which run seven days a week, are located in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, and those hired will be required to travel to different clinic sites depending on needs.

Shift times, which could change based on operational needs, are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and

3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Along with administering COVID-19 vaccine to local residents of all ages, other job duties include:

  • Administer and records vaccines, including medications and treatments in accordance with the program medical directive, program procedures, work instructions, and the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Standards of Practice.
  • Documents vaccines and treatments in relevant databases according to program practices
  • Assesses health and immunization history and eligibility of clients using information from several sources to determine whether the client is to be immunized
  • Assist with the management of clients and clinic flow to ensure efficient and effective care in a confidential atmosphere
  • Monitor clients for adverse reactions and provide care as required in the clinic environment
  • Work along side a team to maintain the vaccine cold chain and assist with the maintenance of vaccines during immunization clinics 
  • Prepare clinic facilities and equipment
  • Depending on the progress of the COVID-19 outbreak, you may be re-deployed to other roles within Peel Public Health programs

Those applying must be a regulated healthcare professional with an educational background recognized by a Canadian Educational Institution and has a current license to practice in Ontario.

Other job requirements include:

  • Currently licensed to practice with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing in considered an asset
  • Knowledge of injection process via intramuscular or subcutaneous routes and experience providing intramuscular, subcutaneous injections, and/or vaccines to clients of all ages including infants, toddlers, children, youth, adults and seniors.
  • Current CPR certification, Level C or higher
  • Ability to assess immunization history and eligibility of clients independently
  • Experience conducting client assessments, health teaching and counselling.
  • Excellent clinical and organizational skills
  • Proficient communication skills (both verbal and written, phone); ability to write in a concise, factual and accurate manner
  • Organizational, problem solving, and administrative skills including care essential
  • Relevant computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
  • Ability to work in a complex environment and possess quick decision-making skills
  • Duties and responsibilities in this role are subject to change based on emergency response and Ministry directives

The full-time and part-time temporary contract would last approximately six months and the wage is $31.98 an hour.

Full time workers would be required to work every other weekend and days off may not be two consecutive days. Part time workers will be required to work two eight-hour shifts, which will include weekends.

Schedules would be based on availability provided.

Interviews will be done via video conference technology. To apply, visit https://careers-peelregion.icims.com.

 

 

 

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