Public Health Nurse

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Public Health Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 12 months
Location: Markham / Ontario
Date Posted: February 13, 2020
Date Closing: February 26, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1


$41.93 to $49.15 per hour
This is a Replacement
O.N.A. Local 16 position

Scheduled Hours


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Healthy Living Division, 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; conducting disease case investigation, contact follow-up and outbreak management; providing enhanced supports by identifying specific priority populations impacted most negatively by the determinants of health, increasing capacity to service and support priority populations and addressing health inequities through divisional programs and focus areas of service delivery.

Major Responsibilities

•Provides health promotion and protection activities, including assessment, early detection and intervention, clinical services, educational strategies, disease surveillance and investigation, consultation and counselling, and harm reduction strategies, in order to enhance the well-being and prevent the occurrence of illness of individuals, families and communities or to return them to optimal health.
•Provides services and programs in a variety of settings including homes, workplaces, schools, childcare settings, organizations, institutional settings and clinics.
•Provides leadership in promoting community activation strategies in order to increase the community’s knowledge of and ability to influence determinants of health.
•Participates in the development of public policy and social marketing strategies to advocate for and promote healthier communities.
•Collaborates with community partners in the development and delivery of health promotion and protection activities.
•Plans, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, services and strategies based on needs assessments and in compliance with legislative requirements.
•Reviews relevant literature and interprets data (e.g., demographic profiles, epidemiological trends, service gaps, consumer attitudes) in order to recommend implementation, monitoring and evaluation strategies.


•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 customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by February 26, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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