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Public Health Nurse (Child & Family Health Promotion) [BScN], Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Cambridge, Ontario
Deadline May 4, 2015

Length: Temporary Full-time, 3 positions (Up to 15 months)
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Wage: $33.52 - $46.75 per hour
Location: 150 Main Street, Cambridge
 
Description of Duties:

Provides Public Health Nursing services in assigned program area. Promotes and protects the health of individuals, families, social networks, and the community, in accordance with the Ministry of Children & Youth, Ministry of Health Promotion and Ministry of Health & Long Term Care (MOHLTC) and the Ontario Public Health Standards, to enable all children in the community to attain and maintain their optimal level of physical, mental, emotional and social development, consistent with the vision, mission, values and strategic directions of Public Health and the Region of Waterloo. Work requires altered work hours, evening and occasional weekend work.
 
Current Assignment: Breastfeeding & Positive Parenting
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Must possess a current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and a Baccalaureate in Nursing that includes preparation in Public Health Nursing or Diploma in Public Health Nursing (as per
  • HPPA amended 1997).
  • Must possess Breastfeeding Certification or ability and willingness to complete within a reasonable period of time, current CPR certification and immunization for Hepatitis B (or proof of immunity).
  • Thorough knowledge of child and youth public health related issues. Knowledge of and skill in the application of the nursing process; child, adolescent, and adult learning principles; life cycle and maturational stress factors, and the etiology of health factors specific to children and youth and specific experience with this population.
  • Working knowledge of comprehensive health promotion strategies, current community health developments and appropriate technology to address the specific health issues of the population.
  • Skill and experience in community organization and conducting informal and formal assessments of health needs for children, youth, their parents and caregivers. Creative ability and experience in providing innovative health promotion activities in a variety of settings, building formal partnerships/linkages with schools, neighbourhood associations, and other related service agencies.
  • Skill in health counseling, telephone consultation, group or project leadership, group process, and facilitation, as well as proven public speaking and interpersonal skills in order to counsel, advise, and facilitate learning by individuals or various-sized groups of various ages and backgrounds.
  • Computer skills, using software such as Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to read and analyze professional journals related to the areas of responsibility.
  • Ability to write clearly using appropriate format and language for reports, memos, frameworks, business letters, pamphlets, meeting minutes, and other documents. Ability to synthesize data and literature from various sources to write documents, reports and proposals.
  • Ability to verbally communicate complex technical information, educate, and express ideas clearly and concisely to adults or children, school staff and other groups, staff, and clients to further the program objectives. Ability to alter language for each target population or comprehension level of the client.
  • Ability to participate as an effective team member within a interdisciplinary health setting, with community members of various backgrounds and cultures, and to support and project values compatible with the organization.
  • Ability to travel to various locations within and occasionally outside Waterloo Region. The Region of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process.

Alternate formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact Human Resources & Citizen Service Reception at phone number (519-575-4757 ext.3527), TTY number (519-575-4608) to request an alternate format.
 
Please apply online, by the closing date May 04, 2015 quoting competition number2015-1136. Or, send your resume to: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Staffing Coordinator, 150 Frederick Street, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3.
 
We are committed to employment equity and thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be corresponding only with those selected for an interview.