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Public Health Nurse, Health Services - Communicable Diseases, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline October 25, 2016

Under the provincially mandated and funded Social Determinants of Health Nurses Initiative, the Healthy Sexuality program requires an innovative, self-directed and enthusiastic Public Health Nurse with specific knowledge and expertise in the areas of health equity and social determinants of health. The role will focus on enhancing Peel Public Health’s organizational capacity to address health inequities and the needs of priority populations impacted most negatively by the social determinants of health in the Region of Peel.

Team Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop further expertise in the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and health equity
  • Develop and participate in knowledge translation and training activities to build organizational skill and capacity
  • Acts as a resource to the leads of Peel Public Health’s infrastructure priorities (Workforce Development, End-to-End Public Health Practice (E2EPHP), and Ethnocultural Diversity)
  • Assists with public health nursing competency development in alignment with Chief Nursing Officer initiatives
  • Support SDOH and health equity data collection and surveillance activities
  • Provide consultation to program areas to identify priority populations through the incorporation of data collection and health equity assessment into planning and evaluation
  • Research and analyze Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) methodologies that support E2EPHP processes and tools
  • Research and utilize resources, such as Public Health Ontario’s Health Equity Indicators (April 2016), to assist in the planning and delivery of public health programs that consider and address SDOH and health equity issues
  • In support of the Term of Council Priority to address poverty, work with internal and external partners on projects that remove barriers for families to improve their socioeconomic status (SES)
  • Develop and maintain relevant community linkages and partnerships through networks and coalitions, including the provincial SDOH network
  • Advocate for regional or provincial policies that advance health equity

General Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge regarding concepts of population health status, inequities in health, determinants of health, and strategies for health protection and promotion to guide practice
  • Utilize research and evidence and apply critical appraisal skills to inform policies, programs and practice
  • Provide health information, teaching and counselling to clients
  • Use a holistic approach to assess the health status and functional competence of clients with consideration of the impact of the determinants of health
  • Identify and analyze how clients' culture, attitudes, beliefs and feelings about health influence interventions
  • Establish mutually determined goals with client, including outcome indicators and evaluative measures
  • Facilitate client engagement in identifying and defining health issues using community development and community assessment skills
  • Participate in the planning, developing, implementation and evaluation of community wide and site specific public health strategies using Evidence Informed Decision Making (EIDM)
  • Advocate for and contribute to the development of healthy public policy
  • Collaborate with partners to identify and address public health issues and service gaps in order to achieve improved health outcomes
  • Develop, foster and facilitate inter-sectoral partnerships and networks using team building, negotiation, conflict management and group facilitation
  • Demonstrate culturally sensitive approaches and strategies with diverse populations
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Promote awareness of the Region of Peel and Public Health services
  • Participate in research, quality assurance initiatives, and mentorship opportunities as appropriate
  • Adhere to public health and nursing ethical standards and principles
  • Fulfill legal and professional obligations and responsibilities in accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policies, procedures and medical directives/acts as an ambassador for the Region of Peel, Public Health Services and Public Health Nursing
  • Perform other duties as assigned which support the organizational goals
  • Respond to public health emergencies, significant events and incidents as required by the Health Protection and Promotion Act and Emergency Standards


  • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent recognized by a Canadian University
  • Current license to practise as a Registered Nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Experience in public health or community health nursing is preferred
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Advocacy, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills
  • Relevant computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and the ability to work with databases
  • Effective public relations, presentation, public speaking, group facilitation and diplomacy skills
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to apply appropriate theory and learning principles to practice
  • Knowledge of Peel’s diverse community and associated health impacts

Compensation: As per the Collective Agreement
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON
Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday (potential evening work may be required)

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at and complete the attached questionnaire.

Deadline: October 25th

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are currently in the bargaining unit. Copy: Michelle Eagle (CUPE Local 966)