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Public Health Nurse, Maternal and Child Health Team, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit

Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline May 30, 2017

The Corporation of Norfolk County – Job Posting # ONA 7.17

Position: Public Health Nurse
Status: Permanent Part Time - (14 hours per week)
Employee Group: ONA
Salary: $29.30 - $45.26 per hour Department: Health & Social Services Division: Health Unit
Reports To: Program Manager, Maternal Child Health Team
Location: Simcoe
Posting Period: May 16, 2017 – May 30, 2017

Scope of Position:

The Maternal and Child Health team focus is to ensure the Child Health (0- preschool) and the Reproductive Health ministry standards are achieved. As a member of this team your duties may include however are not limited to home visiting and telephone consultation with new parents, breastfeeding consultation/education, screening (prenatal, postnatal and preschool), hospital liaison and Well Baby Drop-ins.

Position Description:

  • Contributes to health promotion and disease prevention initiatives to individuals and the community.
  • Provides nursing service for individuals, families, groups and the community according to the program specific policies and procedures, the program’s operational requirements.
  • Meets the professional practice standards as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • PHN’s will meet and adhere to the Current Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, and the Core Competencies as defined by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Public Health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.
  • Current Certificate of Annual Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in nursing, preferred.
  • Current certificate of CPR.

Must Haves:

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills required.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in corporate standard software.
  • Travel required within Haldimand and Norfolk Counties.
  • Must be aware of safe work practices as they relate to job responsibilities and work environment, and have the basic understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Duties and Responsibilities:

Using the Ontario Public Health Standards, the Public Health Nurse:

  • Promotes health, using strategies including health promotion, disease and injury prevention and health protection;
  • Facilitates planned change through the application of the Population Health Model;
  • Demonstrates knowledge and effectively implements health promotion strategies;
  • Collaborates with the individual/community to assist them in taking responsibility for maintaining or improving their health; understands and uses social marketing and media advocacy strategies to raise consciousness and change behaviors, if other enabling factors are present.
  • Helps individuals/communities make informed choices about protective and preventative measures such as immunization, birth control and breastfeeding; assists individuals/communities identify potential risks to health;
  • Utilizes harm reduction principles to identify and reduce or remove risk;
  • Collaborates in developing and using follow-up systems within the practice setting to ensure that the individual/community receives appropriate and effective service;
  • Applies epidemiological principles in using strategies such as screening, surveillance, immunization, communicable disease response and outbreak management and education.
  • Works collaboratively with the individual/community, other professionals, agencies and sectors to build individual and community capacity, through activities including, the identification of needs, strengths and available resources, expanding partnerships for health promotion, and use of community development principles.
  • Provides culturally sensitive care in diverse communities;
  • Advocates for appropriate resource allocation;
  • Adapts practice in response to the changing health needs of the individual/community;
  • Collaborates with individuals and communities to identify and provide programs and delivery methods that are acceptable to them and responsive to their needs;
  • Assesses the impact of the determinants of health.
  • Takes preventive and/or corrective action to protect individuals/communities from unsafe or unethical circumstances;
  • Utilizes informatics to support nursing practice;
  • Mentors students and novice practitioners;
  • Participates in research and professional activities;
  • Documents activities in a timely and thorough manner;
  • Utilizes reflective practice;
  • Seeks professional development experiences that are consistent with current community health nursing practice, new and emerging issues, the changing needs of the population, the evolving impact of the determinants of health and emerging research;
  • Uses available resources to evaluate the availability, acceptability, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of community health nursing practice qualifications.

The Corporation of Norfolk County is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Resumes must be submitted through email, mail, fax, courier, or in person to Human Resources & Staff Development by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the posting.

Human Resources & Staff Development– 185 Robinson Street, Suite 300, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 – Phone: (519) 426-5870 – Fax: 519-427-5902– Email: jobs@norfolkcounty.ca

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check.

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those to be interviewed will be contacted.