Registered Nurse (RN) – Nursing Services and Health Assessments for Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Hines Health Services

Based in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Hines Health Services (HHS) offers comprehensive health and wellness services and programs performed only by highly qualified medical professionals. HHS’s
diverse scope of services includes a local assessment clinic, mobile services, on-site testing, staffing and remote medical service, as well as a dedicated Emergency Medical Division. Founded in 2012, HHS has developed an extensive client base from diverse industries and sectors. HHS has continued to add services, built a national network of 120 affiliate locations across Canada.
HHS has established relationships with all levels of government and has municipal, provincial and federal government contracts.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)

Hines Health Services (HHS) has been selected through a competitive bid process to provide nursing services in Alberta for Travellers returning from outside of Canada who are housed in a Quarantine Site and placed under quarantine order by the Government of Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) requires nursing services and health assessments to support its onsite health operations team. On March 25, 2020, the Government of Canada invoked the Quarantine Act which gives the Minister of Health the power to screen Travellers entering and exiting Canada who may have a communicable disease, to set-up designated quarantine zones, and to fine and jail Travellers who refuse to comply with the instructions of screening or Quarantine Officers under the Act. Through its mandate to prevent and control infection, PHAC has established Quarantine Sites at various hotels and facilities across Canada.

Job Profile: Registered Nurse

A critical member of the Emergency Medical Team, the RN will provide nursing services and health assessment support to the onsite health operations team by conducting up to 3 times daily health assessment checks on Travellers returning from abroad who are housed in Quarantine Sites, and on Travellers returning and entering Canada at the identified airports and border points of entry. The ideal candidate is a natural leader who is loyal, dedicated, detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, and a proven team player who recognizes the importance of continuous
improvement. The RN will manage and remain calm within an unpredictable fast (or slow) paced environment.

Category: Nursing Services

Location: Quarantine Site, airport (Calgary and Edmonton) or border point of entry (Coutts)

Tasks The tasks that must be performed include but are not limited to:

  1. Nursing assessments of the physical, emotional and mental health of each of the Travellers which may include conducting basic exams such as taking vital signs and blood pressure. The
    physical health assessment must, at minimum, consist of a measured temperature and asking the Traveller about their possible symptoms of COVID-19 (questions related to any changes in
    their health status). The average duration of each Traveller assessment is estimated at 5 to 7 minutes;
  2. At the Quarantine Sites only, carry out treatment plans, identified by the PHAC Quarantine Officer or a Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site, for Travellers that may include giving medications, and coordinating treatments;
  3. Immediately after completing the assessment, refer symptomatic Travellers to the PHACQuarantine Officer or Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site;
  4. Collect the data on each Traveller’s health assessment, aggregate it into the format provided by the PHAC Quarantine Officer or Designated Regional Contact, and provide the data to the
    PHAC
  5. Quarantine Officer or a Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site by the end of each shift, unless a Traveller becomes symptomatic, in which case the data will be provided immediately after the health assessment to the PHAC Quarantine Officer or a Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site. No data is to be retained or removed from the site by the contract nurses;
  6. By the end of each shift, refer any concerns with the physical, emotional and mental health of each of the Travellers to the PHAC Quarantine Officer or Designated Regional Contact
    responsible for the site;
  7. When requested by the PHAC Quarantine Officer or Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site, conduct follow-up on specific Travellers; and
  8. When requested by the PHAC Quarantine Officer or Designated Regional Contact responsible for the site, participate in training on the use of PPE beyond the introductory 15 minute PPE
    guidance session.

 

In addition to the tasks listed above, the Registered Nurse must:

  • Always act in a manner that ensures Travelers’ dignity, safety, privacy and confidentiality;
  • Be familiar with work in accordance with health and safety legislation and company policies and procedures;
  • Take reasonable care to use safety and personal protective equipment as required by health and safety legislation and company policies and procedures;
  • Report to HHS supervision and management immediately after any incident or condition believed to be hazardous to worker’s health and safety;
  • Refuse work if danger is imminent or not controlled;
  • Read, understand and comply with HHS’s Medical Control Guidelines, Safety Policies and Job Procedures, as well as applicable government laws and regulations;
  • Work within applicable Scope of Practice determined by licensing body and under the medical control of the HHS medical director, utilizing the HHS Medical Control Guidelines.

 

Nursing Qualifications Each applicant must:

  1. Have graduated from a Registered Nursing Program by the Council of the College of Nurses;
  2. Have an unrestricted license and in “good standing” with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA);
  3. Have a Certificate of Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) to Healthcare Provider or equivalent such as Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPA/AED) Level C;
  4. Have a minimum of 1 year of work experience providing nursing services; and
  5. Have been fit-tested for a N-95 (or equivalent) mask in the last 2 years and have a minimum of 6 months of work experience working in an environment requiring them to wear PPE in conducting their work;
  6. Have a willingness to work shift work, including nights, work on statutory holidays, and in some cases work overtime;
  7. Have a willingness to work on-call; and
  8. Pass a pre-employment screening including criminal background check, drug and alcohol screen and workplace health assessment (“Fit for Duty” test).

There may be some travel required (within Alberta and only to Calgary, Edmonton and Coutts). Local candidates would be considered ideal. The Coutts location would best be served by an RN residing in or around Lethbridge.

To Apply:

This position is currently accepting applications.

Please email your resume to communications@hineshealth.ca and with RN PHAC in the Subject line.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.

We are health professionals with extensive occupational health experience and can provide a complete occupational health program for your company or individual services.

Office Address

NEW! 805 Memorial Drive, Suite 101A
Fort McMurray, Alberta
T9H-2J9

Direct Contact

Toll Free:1-844-893-6909
Office: 780-790-6909
Fax: 587-537-7701
Email: communications@hineshealth.ca

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