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Public Health Nurse, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline March 6, 2015

The Corporation Of Norfolk County – Job Posting # ONA 1.15 Repost

Position: Public Health Nurse

Status: Temporary Full Time - (35 hours per week) Date if hire until approximately December 2015

Employee Group: ONA

Salary: $27.62 - $42.65 per hour Department: Health & Social Services Division: Health Unit
Reports To: Program Manager, Community Health

Location: Simcoe

Posting Period: February 23, 2015 – March 6, 2015

Scope of Position:

The Community Health Team’s focus is to ensure the Chronic Disease and Injury Standards (adult and community) are achieved. As a member of this team your duties may include however are not limited to advocating for healthy public policies, stakeholder engagement, workplace health programming and health education.

Position Description:

  • Contributes to health promotion and disease prevention initiatives to individuals and the community.
  • Provides nursing service for individuals, families, groups and the community according to the program specific policies and procedures, the program’s operational requirements.
  • Meets the professional practice standards as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • PHN’s will meet and adhere to the Current Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, and the Core Competencies as defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Public Health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies.

Knowledge & Skill:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum two years experience in nursing preferred.

Must Have:

  • A current Certificate of Competence with the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Current certification in CPR.
  • Proven organization skills.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Proven creative (program development) and evaluation (of program) skills.
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills required.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in corporate standard software.
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Duties and Responsibilities:

Using the Ontario Public Health Standards, the Public Health Nurse:

  • Promotes health, using strategies including health promotion, disease and injury prevention and health protection;
  • Facilitates planned change through the application of the Population Health Model;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and effectively implements health promotion strategies;
  • Collaborates with the individual/community to assist them in taking responsibility for maintaining or improving their health; understands and uses social marketing and media advocacy strategies to raise consciousness and change behaviors, if other enabling factors are present.
  • Helps individuals/communities make informed choices about protective and preventative measures such as immunization, birth control and breastfeeding; assists individuals/communities identify potential risks to health;
  • Utilizes harm reduction principles to identify and reduce or remove risk;
  • Collaborates in developing and using follow-up systems within the practice setting to ensure that the individual/community receives appropriate and effective service;
  • Applies epidemiological principles in using strategies such as screening, surveillance, immunization, communicable disease response and outbreak management and education.
  • Works collaboratively with the individual/community, other professionals, agencies and sectors to build individual and community capacity, through activities including, the identification of needs, strengths and available resources, expanding partnerships for health promotion, and use of community development principles.
  • Provides culturally sensitive care in diverse communities;
  • Advocates for appropriate resource allocation;
  • Adapts practice in response to the changing health needs of the individual/community;
  • Collaborates with individuals and communities to identify and provide programs and delivery methods that are acceptable to them and responsive to their needs;
  • Assesses the impact of the determinants of health.
  • Takes preventive and/or corrective action to protect individuals/communities from unsafe or unethical circumstances;
  • Utilizes informatics to support nursing practice;
  • Mentors students and novice practitioners;
  • Participates in research and professional activities;
  • Documents activities in a timely and thorough manner;
  • Utilizes reflective practice;
  • Seeks professional development experiences that are consistent with current community health nursing practice, new and emerging issues, the changing needs of the population, the evolving impact of the determinants of health and emerging research;
  • Uses available resources to evaluate the availability, acceptability, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of community health nursing practice qualifications.

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Applications must be submitted through email, mail, fax, courier, or in person to Human Resources & Staff Development by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the posting.

Human Resources & Staff Development – 21 Lynnwood Ave, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V7 – Phone: (519)428- 9711 – Fax: (519) 426-9876 – Email: [email protected]

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check. Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.