COVID-19 Vaccine Immunizers

Posted on: March 8, 2021

Expression Of Interest in the COVID-19 Immunization Program is Now Closed 

Expression of Interest for Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians interested in being part of the COVID-19 Immunization Program within Island Health

Are you a midwife, nurse practitioner or physician interested in joining the team administering COVID-19 vaccines? Island Health invites you to register your interest by applying below.

We are interested in hearing from current or retired professionals willing to play a variety of roles within one of over 15 immunization clinics across our geography. Temporary emergency registration may be available for individuals who are recently retired. Other roles are also available for those who may not qualify for college registration. Time commitment and locations vary, so please indicate your preferences when applying.

If you have already identified your interest through a Division of Family Practice, the Doctors of BC link, or are a retired physician who has been in contact with Island Health’s Medical Affairs Department, you do not need to reapply here. If you have yet to register anywhere else, please use this form as we capture more details specific to the islands. We will be collating responses from all of these sources and connecting with interested individuals in the coming weeks.

A few things to know about this opportunity:

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering much anticipated COVID-19 vaccines to the population living within the Island Health geography. Plans for vaccine delivery are changing rapidly based on provincial direction. Depending on the day, location and your registration status, you may play a variety of roles designated for health professionals, including: assessing patients; preparing vaccines; administering and documenting immunizations; monitoring patients, post-vaccination; and, more. A safe, flexible, team-based approach will be key to success in this changing context. Clinics are being organized and opened now and will be increasing in size and scope through the months of March and April. We will be contacting applicants as quickly as we can to assess their qualifications, fit and availability, and to assign them to an immunization clinic.

 

* Please note: nurses, pharmacists, paramedics and other regulated professions covered by a collective agreement are invited to apply to the Expression of Interest specific to their bargaining association click here. Medical, Midwifery or Nursing Students will be engaged through alternate channels in alignment with their educational institutions.

  • Time commitments are somewhat flexible and clinic hours and duration will vary by community and month. Most clinics will be operating 7-days a week, morning to evening, from now until November. We ask you to indicate your general availability (full-time, part-time, or casual/ad-hoc) and preference for days, evenings and/or weekends in your application.
  • You need to complete online training aligned with your professional designation, as per BCCDC Education and Training Recommendations  for Immunizers, approximately 1.5 hours. 
  • You will be scheduled using the same system and processes as other health care professionals in the clinic, in alignment with your preference for full-time, part-time or ad-hoc shifts. Further details will be provided during the assessment and intake step.
  • Joining the immunization team will not change when you receive your vaccination. You will be provided with appropriate personal protective equipment to support your safety and protection when working in the clinic; and, you will continue to be scheduled for your immunization based on the provincially prescribed timelines for your age and risk cohort.
  • Rates of pay vary by profession and will be aligned with GP sessional rates for Physicians, primary care service contract rates for Nurse Practitioners, or consultative care fees for Midwives. You will not be employed by Island Health. Island Health representatives will connect with you following your application to communicate details regarding a rate of pay and contract arrangements.
Immunizer Education and Skills Competency Checklists
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COVID-19 Immunization Clinic: Your First Day Orientation Checklist
New: May 4, 2021

Education Checklist: Retired Nurses (RNs, RPNs, NPs)
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Education Checklist: Medical Students
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Education Checklist: Medical Practitioners (Physicians and NPs)
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Education Checklist: Midwives (Active, Retired, Students)
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Education Checklist: Medical Practitioners (Retired)
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Education Checklist: Podiatrists
Updated: December 3, 2021

 

Immunizer Courses (Online)

New: April 13, 2021