Registered Nurse

Municipal Corporation Newmarket Regional Municipality of York
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Public Health Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 12 months
Location: Newmarket,Richmond Hill,Vaughan,Markham / Ontario
Date Posted: August 18, 2020
Date Closing: September 11, 2020
Number Of Positions: 36

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Position Title

Registered Nurse


$38.13 to $44.75 per hour. This is an O.N.A. Local 16 position

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830–1630, 0900-1700, 1000-1800, 1200-2000

Operational Hours

Normal hours of work will not commence earlier than 8:00am, nor end later than 10:00pm, Monday through Friday (Weekend work will be required) .

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Infectious Diseases, the Registered Nurse works autonomously to prevent illness, promote and protect health through meeting a wide range of complex client needs within the parameters outlined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act, the Ministry of Health “Ontario Public Health Standards” and other relevant legislation.

Major Responsibilities

•Provides ongoing disease surveillance and investigation of individuals diagnosed with a communicable disease, contact follow-up and support, carry out the functions relating to communicable disease outbreak response and collection of epidemiological data.
•Exchanges and provides information to clients via telephone, home visits, office visits, clinic visits and through community agencies and programs
•Provides information related to test procedures, examinations and results to clients
•Demonstrates knowledge, expertise and competency in performing nursing procedures such as intradermal, subcutaneous, and intermuscular injections and venipuncture.
•Interprets and assesses post-injection reactions, and applies analytical decision-making approaches by following established nursing standards, procedures and practices.
•Reviews and/or enters client data into the provincial immunization data base Panorama and the Integrated Public Health System (iPHIS) as required.
•Acts as an advocate for health and well-being of individuals, families and groups in the community by planning and participating in health teaching and counselling regarding immunization, sexual health and communicable disease issues and international travel by employing a variety of communication strategies including written and computerized resources.
•Uses a network of internal and external consumers, colleagues and organizations to assist in activities that enhance program effectiveness. Researches various sources, including the Internet and medical journals to obtain current information regarding vaccines, diseases, illnesses and health practices relevant to the division’s programs.
•Responds to enquiries from health professionals, day care and school personnel, parents and individuals targeted by division programs by telephone, in person or through written correspondence.
•Maintains essential records, reports and statistics, and provides accurate and complete documentation of all information in accordance with professional standards, and established guidelines and procedures within the division in order to ensure the continuity of care, accountability and evaluation of program effectiveness.
•Demonstrates accountability for professional nursing practice in accordance with the College of Nurses Standards of Practice, the Regulated Health Professions Act and other relevant legislation.


•Graduation from an approved program or school for Registered Nurses and a current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
•Valid CPR certification.
•Valid Ontario Class "G" driver’s license and a private vehicle for use on corporate business.
•Knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards.
•Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by September 11, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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