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Public Health Nurse, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline August 7, 2016

1 temporary part-time position

Looking for a job that allows you to be home during weekdays? Looking to supplement another part-time job? Wanting to ease into retirement and work fewer hours?  Perhaps you are retired and are looking for some part-time hours? Then this is an exciting opportunity for you! 

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is currently seeking a Public Health Nurse to work in a temporary part-time capacity, with the possibility of extending and/or the position becoming permanent.  This position works alternating weekends (hours of work are between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM; including 7 hours on Saturdays, 7 hours on Sundays, and 7.0 hours on most Statutory Holidays with start times to be determined). The incumbents will work on MLHU’s Best Beginnings Nurse Family Partnership Team within the Healthy Start Division, but will work off-site at the London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Campus, 800 Commissioners Road East.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct screening and assessment of clients’ health care needs according to program/service expectations (i.e. hearing screening of newborns at LHSC and interviews with mothers of newborns at LHSC to screen for risk as part of the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program);
  • Work collaboratively with hospital, public health and community partners to facilitate referrals for families identified as high priority;
  • Maintain related records, documentation, and statistics; prepare reports as required and in accordance with established standards and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program (BScN)
  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) is a requirement
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  • Proficient technical skills in the areas of documentation, Microsoft Office, & ISCIS database software
  • Flexible work hours are required
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s licence and own transportation
  • The ability to speak French and/or other languages would be considered an asset
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in assessing and providing support to mothers and newborns, and who have a solid understanding of the Social Determinants of Health
  • Preference will be given to those with experience working with equipment in a clinical setting  

To apply to this position, please submit a resume and cover letter electronically via our Career Opportunities page at http://www.healthunit.com by midnight on August 7, 2016 quoting posting # BBCPTPHN-0716.

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support potential applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  Should you require accommodation, please indicate in your cover letter and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.