Public Health Nurse

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Public Health Branch
Division: Child and Family Health Division
Program Area: Healthy Babies, Healthy Children
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 6 months
Location: Richmond Hill / Ontario
Date Posted: October 11, 2018
Date Closing: October 19, 2018
Number Of Positions: 1

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable. Draw on your passion. Shape our community. Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision. We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence. We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager , Child and Family Health, is responsible for working with a high degree of autonomy to prevent illness, promote and protect the health of individuals, families and the community throughout the life span, within the parameters outlined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols and other relevant legislation; working with a variety of clients through individual interactions, telephone, home visits, groups and clinics to conduct screenings, assessments, health teaching and service coordination; developing and facilitating comprehensive strategies, including preconception, prenatal and postnatal parenting education and support, to promote children’s optimal health and well being and to build capacity of expectant families and families with young children; and developing community development and social marketing strategies in collaboration with community stakeholders.

Qualifications

•Successful completion of a Baccalaureate University Degree in nursing, including public health.
•Current Certificate of Registration as a Registered Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
•A valid CPR certificate.
•Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
•Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
•Ability to work with a variety of clients through individual interactions, by telephone, home visits, within groups and in the clinic setting to conduct screenings, assessments, health teaching and provide sexual health clinic and health promotion services coordination;
•Ability to develop and facilitate comprehensive strategies, including preconception, prenatal and postnatal parenting education and support, to promote children’s optimal health and well being and to build capacity of expectant families and families with young children.
•Knowledge of principles of population health and program planning/evaluation.
•Knowledge of continuous quality improvement, ability to utilize theories and best practices and ability to utilize knowledge translation principles.
•Strong public health nursing skills in community development; ability to develop, implement and evaluate health and/or mental health promotion strategies, both individually and in collaboration with community stakeholders.
•Ability to consult with individuals and groups to make recommendations related to policy development and implementation.

Scheduled Hours

35

Scheduled Shifts

0830 - 1630

How to Apply

Please apply on-line by October 19, 2018, quoting competition #23010. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone. For additional information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit the above-mentioned website

Salary

$41.52 - $48.66 per hour. This is a Union position.

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