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Public Health Nurse, Immunization Services & Call Centre, Region of Peel

If you are a forward-thinking nurse seeking new challenges with an award-winning and progressive organization that values a supportive and respectful environment, teamwork, effective communication, integrity and quality service, consider this regular part-time opportunity within our Communicable Diseases Division in the Peel Health Services Department.  

Public Health Nurse, Immunization Services & Call Centre (Part-time)
File:  PHN#08-24

The Communicable Disease Control section requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within the Immunization Clinics team environment to deliver services in accordance with Vaccine Preventable Disease Standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Providing information, education and referral in answering all calls received at the Communicable Disease Divisional Call Centre.
  2. Maintaining appropriate documentation on the computerized data base and ensuring correct data collection.
  3. Providing clinical nursing skills including immunizations as required.
  4. Developing and maintaining linkages with other health professionals and agencies, eg: physicians, area hospitals, schools and school boards, multicultural organizations.

Examples of job activities (corresponding to the responsibilities listed above) may include:

  1. Providing telephone assessment and health education related to communicable diseases, immunizations, outbreaks, birth control and sexually transmitted infections.
  2. Providing telephone support to the immunization clinic staff who are working at schools /offsite immunization clinics throughout Peel during large immunization campaigns and throughout the year.
  3. Delivering immunization services to clients at our Routine Immunization Clinic.

Interested candidates should possess:

  • Knowledge of current recommended immunization schedules in Ontario
  • Knowledge of vaccine safety and handling
  • Experience administering immunizing agents     
  • Knowledge of infection control practices
  • Knowledge of the College of Nurses Practice Standards and best practices
  • Strong assessment, leadership, organizational and planning skills
  • An understanding of health promotion and community development principles
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, in person and via the telephone
  • Strong computer skills in MS outlook and word, powerpoint and excel
  • Knowledge of Peel's diverse community
  • Knowledge and understanding of local healthcare system

Success requires:

  • a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalency as recognized by a Canadian University
  • a current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • recent experience in public health (preferred) and
  • a willingness to travel to various regional locations.

There is more to a career at Peel; we also offer

  • an hourly rate range $32.47 - $38.94
  • a comprehensive benefits package
  • tuition assistance
  • training and development
  • advancement opportunities
  • a pension plan (Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System-OMERS)
  • a healthy workplace
  • a family orientated environment and
  • an environment where your  feedback is important to us.   

Who we are - The Region of Peel, the area just west of Toronto that includes Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon, is a dynamic rural/urban blend of cultures, industries and communities.  We are one of Ontario's fastest growing municipalities, delivering a wide range of municipal services to over one million residents and a thriving business community.

You will work 35 hours (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) every two weeks (every Tuesday and Wednesday and every other Monday).   
The position is located in Brampton and it closes on October 5, 2008.

To apply, please visit us at  Click on Current Listings and select Public Health Nurse, Immunization Services & Call Centre (PHN#08-24).  You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related experience and education.  

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone's contributions.  As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.  We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
Foreign earned credentials may need to be assessed in order to determine Canadian equivalency.  Please visit the Canadian Foreign Credentials Referral Office's website for further details.  Service Canada also provides information regarding referral services toll-free.