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Manager, Child & Family Health & Nursing Practice, Region of Waterloo-Public Health & Emergency Services

Cambridge, Ontario
Deadline March 10, 2016 [Deadline updated March 4, 2016]

Length:  Full-Time
Salary: $82,282.20 - $102,848.20 per annum (plus market adjustment of $6,000 reviewed annually)
Location:  150 Main St., Cambridge

Description of Duties:

Provides nursing and clinical practice leadership and manages programs, staff, and resources as part of a multi-disciplinary management and staff team, ensuring the development, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of health protection, promotion and prevention strategies and activities in accordance with multiple Ministries, Ontario Public Health Standards, legislation and prescribed regulations and guidance documents.

Current Assignment:  Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program/Nursing Practice (Cambridge)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories and principles of public health management and nursing, including health promotion, epidemiology, clinical practice, community health planning, program evaluation and research methodology; and comprehensive knowledge of labour relations, policy and program development, budget preparation, financial management, and program evaluation, normally acquired though a Bachelor of Science in Nursing plus a Masters Degree in Nursing or other health related field (or equivalent combination of education and experience); plus significant, related public health experience in a progressively responsible leadership, supervisory or management capacity. Must have a current license to practice nursing (RN).
  • Thorough knowledge in the specialized areas of child development, family dynamics, community psychology, and factors affecting children’s health, normally acquired through specialization within an undergraduate or graduate course of study.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Regional and departmental policies and procedures, relevant Acts and related legislation (e.g., Ontario Public Health Standards, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Child and Family Services Act), collective agreements, and professional standards of practice for nursing and a variety of additional disciplines, including social work and nutrition.
  • Analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to plan and develop objectives and determine goals of the program, classify and organize work, and select and coordinate staff to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Leadership, coaching, facilitation, negotiation, advocacy and public relations skills to manage, develop, motivate, and support staff in achieving objectives; provide nursing and clinical leadership and perspective for the Division; develop programming with community partner agencies; develop solutions to handle situations in which infants/children are in crisis; and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, monitor legislation, news media, research papers, journals and newsletters to remain informed. Ability to compose reports of a technical and/or administrative nature, letters and instructions regarding child health issues, policy/procedure manuals, training manuals, funding proposals, media releases, surveys and questionnaires.
  • Ability to present proposals and reports to departmental and Regional staff, Community Services Committee, Council and community groups; deliver educational presentations to professionals, community groups, and organizations; represent the division/department on committees; and participate in news conferences. Knowledge of multi-media strategies and marketing applications.
  • Computer skills and ability to use software such as Microsoft Office, information systems, and data analysis tools and their application to family health programs.

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 & Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext.3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.

Please apply online, by the closing date Mar 10, 2016 quoting competition number 2016-1152, or send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Human Resources, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.

We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.