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Public Health Nurse, Sexual Health Program, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

North Bay, Ontario
Deadline January 18, 2016

JOB #2015/036

Position: Public Health Nurse – ONA – Sexual Health Program

Hours of Work: Temporary– Part-Time – 21 Hours Per Week (0.60 FTE) Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (Subject to Change)

Effective: As soon as possible to August 19, 2016 (Subject to Change)

Location: Main Office – North Bay

Additional Info: Leave of Absence

Position Summary:

Working as a member of the Sexual Health Team in a highly structured setting to provide sexual health clinical services consistent with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 for sexual health, sexually transmitted infections and blood borne infections (including HIV/AIDS) in the North Bay and Parry Sound district.


Education, Experience, Skills & Abilities:

  • BScN or Diploma in Public Health Nursing
  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Two years recent experience in an acute care and/or public health setting with a focus on sexual health, sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS including a clinical
  • component
  • Experience in inventory monitoring and control, as well as statistical data management
  • Knowledge of local community resources for referral
  • Knowledge of harm reduction strategies as required to administer needle exchange
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Point-of-Care HIV Testing
  • An understanding of Federal, Provincial and Municipal legislation and regulations such as the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of
  • Privacy Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Child and Family Services Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Health Care Consent Act
  • Advanced skills in venipuncture; screening for sexually transmitted infections; pap testing; and, pelvic examination
  • Proficient at administering intramuscular and subcutaneous injections to clients of all ages in an empathetic and caring manner
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills particular to working with adolescents and young adults
  • Computer skills in word processing, internet, iPHIS, and Electronic Medical Records
  • Ability to work within a self-directed team and collaborate with other teams in program delivery
  • Ability to research and prepare proposals, briefs and annual reports
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required
  • Have initiated or completed a HB vaccination series or proof of immunity
  • Requires a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and access to a reliable vehicle

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide a Criminal Reference Check including the Vulnerable Sector Check: recent, within four (4) months at their expense and will be required to comply with the Health Unit’s immunization policies. Applicants requiring accommodation for the interview are asked to make such requests only when contacted for an interview.

Hourly Rate: BScN/PHN - Minimum $37.72 to Maximum $42.46

Closing Date: January 18, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Application Process:

If you wish to be considered for this position, please forward your resume, cover letter, proof of education and a copy of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required for this position to:

Wendy Moore, Human Resources Assistant Attention: Job Posting #2015/036
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, 681 Commercial Street, North Bay, ON P1B 4E7 or

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Once posting is closed, please refer to website for status of job posting The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.