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Public Health Nurse, School Health Team, Health and Social Services Department, Norfolk County

Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline September 27, 2013
The Health and Social Services Department provides services to Norfolk County and Haldimand County which are single tier municipalities located on the North Shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario.  Both Counties offer abundant recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

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Rural by nature, prosperous by design, Norfolk County and Haldimand County is located two hours south-west of Toronto.   We offer picturesque small town, hamlet and rural living within easy reach of major urban centres such as Hamilton, London, Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo and Brantford.  With wonderfully varied tourist attractions, bountiful and proven agricultural tradition, and spectacular recreational activities, our exceptional quality of community and family life simply can’t be beat!

Public Health Nurse (Job Share – Permanent – 35 hours every 2 weeks)

The School Health Team’s focus is to ensure the Child Health standard, the sexual health standard and the chronic disease and injury program standards (related to school aged children) are achieved. As a member of this team your duties may include however are not limited to Student counseling; Mental health promotion; Stakeholder engagement; Sexual Health education, promotion & clinical services; Birth control counseling, prescribing & dispensing; STI testing & treatment; Pregnancy testing & referral.

  • Contributes to health promotion and disease prevention initiatives to individuals and the community.
  • Provides nursing service for individuals, families, groups and the community according to the program specific policies and procedures, the program’s operational requirements.
  • Meets the professional practice standards as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • PHN’s will meet and adhere to the Current Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, and the Core Competencies as defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Public Health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies.

The ideal candidate will have a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and minimum two years experience in nursing preferred. Must have: A current Certificate of Competence with the Ontario College of Nurses. Current certification in CPR. Proven organization skills. Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Proven creative (program development) and evaluation (of program) skills. A valid Ontario driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required. Proficient oral and written communication skills including computer literacy and proficiency in corporate standard software.

Norfolk County offers a competitive total compensation package, a learning organization philosophy, and the ability to participate in Coaching and Succession Management Programs. A more detailed description of this position can be found on the Norfolk County website.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit a detailed resume, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 to:

Erin Bellchamber
Manager, Human Resources & Staff Development
21 Lynnwood Avenue
Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2V7
FAX:  (519) 426-9876

Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
All applications will be held in strict confidence.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

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