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Community Wellbeing (Public Health) Nurse Specialist, Preventing Infectious Diseases - Family Health - Youth Development, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Deadline November 17, 2017

Multiple Positions
Internal/External Posting
Full Time Position    

Location: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities.  The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region.  The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.  

The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist will work within either the Raising our Children team or the Preventing Infectious Diseases team. The Nurse will provide expertise around youth health and school health or maternal, new born and child health or prevention and control.


  • Current Registration  with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN  from an accredited University with identifiable community health nursing content
  • Current CPR certification
  • Experience in public/community health nursing, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in maternal-Newborn health, and reproductive health; or youth health, school health, and mental health promotion; or communicable disease programs, sexually transmitted and blood borne infections, Tuberculosis, and MRSA.
  • Must have knowledge of, and sensitivity to, native culture and the government health policies and regulations as they apply to aboriginal people
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, i.e.  Listening, oral and written English skills, public speaking, making presentations
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have excellent keyboarding skills, able to perform word processing, spreadsheets, graphics and use of other office equipment
  • Experience and training in cultural competency with First Nations
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with principles of adult education, health promotion and community mobilization an asset
  • A strong understanding of the social determinants of health and the impact on First Nations is required
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Ability to speak fluently in one of the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations dialects is an asset.

Please send cover letter, resume, three most recent employment references and an up-to-date Criminal Reference Check with a Vulnerable Persons Sector Check to:

Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969

Closing Date: November 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.

The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance.  However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our Web-site at

SLFNHA is a proud supporter of Mikinakoos Children’s Fund. To find out more, visit