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Public Health Nurse, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline April 24, 2016

Full-time

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is currently seeking a full-time Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Public Health Nurse, assigned to the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer. In this agency-wide position, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Health Equity Integration Specialist and Health Equity Committee members. The Public Health roles for improving health equity as determined by the National Collaborating Center for the Determinants of Health guides the work of the SDOH nurses, with both an internal and external upstream focus.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide health equity leadership across the Health Unit;
  • Advance the strategic plan for Health Equity and support implementation of the Health Equity logic model;
  • Focus on development of the ten promising practices within the agency (e.g., organizational standards, competencies, purposeful reporting, etc.);
  • Provide consultations to Health Unit staff to promote integration of a health equity lens;
  • Provide enhanced guidance regarding nursing scope of practice, nursing competencies, and emerging nursing-related issues as they relate to health equity;
  • Build community knowledge and capacity to address the social determinants of health;
  • Engage in broad, system-level initiatives that enhance health equity (e.g., advocacy, intersectoral/ provincial initiatives); and,
  • Participate in the provincial SDOH Public Health Nurse network and other health networks (coordinated with Health Equity Integration Specialist’s participation).

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program (BScN).
  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Public Health nursing experience with priority populations and/or health equity is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in the areas of documentation and Microsoft Office.
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated understanding of and experience in the areas of: social determinants of health; health equity; capacity building; community collaboration and mobilization; and policy development and advocacy.
  • Flexible work hours are required.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and own transportation.
  • The ability to communicate (oral and written) in any other language(s) is highly desirable.

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and cover letter electronically via our Career Opportunities page at http://www.healthunit.com by April 24, 2016 quoting posting # OCNOFTPHN-0416. Candidates will be required to deliver a presentation during the interview.

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please contact our Human Resources Department at 519-663-5317, extension 2512 or at [email protected].

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote and protect the health of our community.