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Public Health Nurse, Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

St. Thomas, Ontario
Deadline January 18, 2017

1 position    
Posting # 1.084 ONA
Temporary Full-time Health Promotion

Posting Date: January 11, 2017

This position is anticipated to extend until December 31, 2017, subject to availability of work and funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for working with a high degree of autonomy to promote and protect the health of those residing in the County of Elgin and the City of St. Thomas. Building on our capacity to develop advocacy initiatives and develop effective partnerships, this position will help to encourage systems level change and strategies that address solutions to local barriers and health equity.

A Public Health Nurse at Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, works with a variety of clients, including individuals, groups and communities/stakeholders, utilizing a population health model. The successful candidate will work with a highly dedicated team of professionals to promote the health of the community and build capacity within the community through collaboration with community stakeholders.

Essential Qualifications

  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a post secondary education institution.
  • In depth knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards.
  • Knowledge, skills and recent experience in health promotion and community development, including the ability to apply the principles of adult learning, community assessment, evaluation, facilitation and conflict management.
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Evidence of continued professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable access to an insured working vehicle.
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive understanding of social determinants of health and health equity
  • Previous experience with advocacy to organizational partners and community stakeholders
  • Developed understanding and experience with a health in all policies approach

(Deadline has passed - January 18, 2017)

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require
accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.

For further information about Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at


Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those under consideration will be contacted.