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Public Health Nurse – Tuberculosis Program, Region of Peel

Brampton, Ontario
Deadline June 1, 2010

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 full-time opportunity within our Communicable Diseases Division.

(PHN#10-07)

Key responsibilities include:

  • Case Management of cases and contacts
  • Counseling/education
  • Providing under medical directives:
  • Providing and dispensing medications
  • Administering and reading of Tuberculin Skin Tests
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Liaising with other health professionals and agencies, e.g. physicians, hospitals, schools, long term care facilities
  • Developing educational support materials
  • Working with relevant computer information systems

Interested candidates should possess:

  • Experience in case management
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases
  • Knowledge of infection control practices
  • Experience administering tuberculin skin tests
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong assessment , counseling and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and experience in communicable disease investigation
  • An understanding of Peel’s diverse community
  • Ability to travel to various regional locations
  • Availability to work some evenings

Success also requires: a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent accreditation recognized by the Employer and a current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Compensation: $60,870 - $72,990 and a comprehensive benefits package
Location: 44 Peel Centre Drive (Brampton)
Hours of work: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Closing date: June 1, 2010 (The Region of Peel reserves the right to close prior to the closing date, if deemed necessary.)

If this position matches your interest and experience, please apply online to www.peelregion.ca/jobs and click on Current Job Listings + Public Health Nurse, Tuberculosis Program (PHN#10-07). You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related experience, education and availability.