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York Region

Public Health Nurse

Job Description:POSITION PURPOSE
Reporting to the Manager, Child and Family Health, 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, Community and Social Services, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols and other relevant legislation;

working with a variety of clients through individual interactions, telephone, home visits, groups and clinics to conduct screenings, assessments, health teaching and service coordination; developing and facilitating comprehensive strategies, including preconception, prenatal and postnatal parenting education and support, to promote children’s optimal health and well being and to build capacity of expectant families and families with young children; and developing community development and social marketing strategies in collaboration with community stakeholders.

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.
  • Utilizes evidence-informed research and best practices to guide program development, delivery and practice.
  • Participates in initiatives that will inform practice to improve the health of individuals, groups or communities.
  • Practices within the scope of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Professional Standards of Practice.
  • Utilizes relevent knowledge, skills and judgement in providing assessment, early identification and health teaching to assist individuals in making informed decisions.
  • Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate.
  • Ensures that services provided meet Regional, Departmental and Branch customer service standards.
  • Works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Participates in the preceptorship of nursing students, as required; interprets and models the public health nursing role to students.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned, in accordance with Department, Branch and Divisional objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 communication, innovation, teamwork and collaboration, and personal ownership.
  • Ability to work with a variety of clients through individual interactions, by telephone, home visits, within groups and in the clinic setting to conduct screenings, assessments, health teaching and provide sexual health clinic and health promotion services coordination;
  • Ability to develop and facilitate comprehensive strategies, including preconception, prenatal and postnatal parenting education and support, to promote children’s optimal health and well being and to build capacity of expectant families and families with young children.
  • Knowledge of principles of population health and program planning/evaluation.
  • Knowledge of continuous quality improvement, ability to utilize theories and best practices and ability to utilize knowledge translation principles.
  • Strong public health nursing skills in community development; ability to develop, implement and evaluate health and/or mental health promotion strategies, both individually and in collaboration with community stakeholders.

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