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Public Health Nurse (Child & Family Health) [BScN], Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Waterloo & Cambridge, Ontario
Deadline March 20, 2015

Length: Temporary Full-time (for approximately 13 months)
Wage: $33.52 - $46.75 per hour
Location: 99 Regina St. S., Waterloo/150 Main St., Cambridge

Description of Duties:

Provides Public Health Nursing services in the Child and Family Health Program. Promotes and protects the health of individuals, families, social networks and communities in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards, in order to enable families and all children (prenatal to six years) in the community to attain and maintain their optimal level of physical, cognitive, emotional, psycho-social, and communicative development in a safe, supportive environment, consistent with the vision, mission, values and strategic directions of Public Health (PH). Work requires altered working hours, occasional evening and weekend work and is subject to frequent deadlines. Participation in rural health clinics, mass immunization and emergency response activities occasionally exposes incumbent to potential needle stick injury and disposal of blood and body fluids.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Must possess a current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and a Baccalaureate in Nursing that includes preparation in Public Health Nursing or Diploma in Public Health Nursing(as per HPPA amended 1997). Must possess Breastfeeding Certification or ability and willingness to complete within a reasonable period of time, current CPR certification, and Immunization for Hepatitis B (or proof of immunity).
  • Thorough knowledge of family and child health public health related issues.
  • Knowledge of and skill in application of the nursing process; child, adolescents,
  • and adult learning principles; life cycle/maturational stress factors; and the etiology of health factors specific to children (prenatal to 6 years of age) and specific experience with this population.
  • Working knowledge of health promotion strategies, current community health developments, and appropriate technology to address the specific health issues of the population.
  • Skill and experience in community organization and conducting informal and formal assessments regarding health needs for children, parents, caregivers, seniors and community leaders. Creative ability and experience in providing innovative health promotion activities in a variety of settings, building formal partnerships/linkages with community, neighbourhood and other health and social service agencies.
  • Skill in health counselling, telephone and home consultation, group process, mediation, conflict resolution, and facilitation, as well as proven public speaking and interpersonal skills in order to counsel, advise and facilitate learning by individuals or various-sized groups of community leaders, child caregivers, peer health workers/professionals, and community members.
  • Computer skills using software programs to create own documents and skill in Internet-based searching and networking.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member within an interdisciplinary health setting, with community members of various backgrounds and cultures, and to support and project values compatible with the corporation.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within, and occasionally outside, the Region.
  • Ability to verbally communicate complex technical information, educate, and
  • express ideas clearly and concisely to adults, adolescents, children, volunteers,
  • other groups, and staff to further the program objectives. Ability to alter language for each target population or comprehension level of the client.
  • Ability to write clearly, using appropriate format and language for reports, memos, business letters, pamphlets, meeting minutes, and other documents. Ability to synthesize data and literature from various sources to write documents, reports and proposals.

Please apply online, before 11:59 PM on Mar 20, 2015 quoting competition number 2015-1093:

Or, send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact Human Resources and Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext. 3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.