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Public Health Nurses - Elliot Lake


Company: Algoma Public Health
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary Range: $66,721.20 - $87,068.80
Posting Closes: March 13, 2024 up to 4:30pm
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Temporary Full-Time (up to 18 months) - Elliot Lake
Permanent Full-Time - Elliot Lake

Position Summary

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is a member of multiple public health program teams responsible for the delivery of the requirements mandated by the Ontario Public Health Program Standards.

The PHN works in collaboration with internal and external partners to improve the health and well-being of the population (i.e. children, families, youth, and adults) in our communities. The PHN and the teams use knowledge of healthy growth and development, school health, healthy behaviours, community wellness, infectious diseases, evidence informed practice and the assessment of the community to plan health promotion and prevention initiatives. Programs and services will be delivered using relevant guidelines and protocols and the PHN will work in their full scope of practice.

Activities may include home visits, school and child care visits, clinical services, population health approach, community assessment, collaboration and meaningful community engagement.

Qualifications, Experience, and Public Health Nurse Skills for this position include (but not limited to):

• Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university;
Current certificate of registration from College of Nurses of Ontario;
• Ability to apply health promotion, disease and injury prevention and health protection strategies;
• Ability to facilitate planned change through the application of the Population Health Model;
• Experience with program planning, development, implementation and evaluation based on health equity and effective public health practice including public policy, community mobilization, health education and skill building;
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse individuals, families, groups and communities;
• Ability to effectively work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team;
• Ability to navigate, and promote linkages to community programs and services;
• Ability to build effective relationships with community partners, agencies and/or regional/provincial committees;
• Ability to use reflective practice to continually assess and improve practice;
• Excellent interviewing, counselling and teaching/facilitating skills;
• Ability to work in a self-directed, and highly responsive manner, to establish priorities and balance multiple projects;
• Experience with electronic health records and electronic data systems would be an asset;
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills;
• Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft office programs including Word, Excel and Outlook;
• Must be reliable and have a good attendance record;
• Advanced oral and written proficiency in English is essential, proficiency in both official languages considered an asset;
• The ability to work outside regular business hours, including weekends and evenings, as required;
• Requires a valid “G” Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle;
• As a condition of hire, you are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, per our COVID-19 Immunization policy. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with our COVID-19 Immunization policy that is in effect;
• A current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) with satisfactory clearance is a condition of employment, at own expense.

Algoma Public Health believes in and is committed to promoting diversity in our workforce and ensuring accessible employment practices, in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to meet your needs.

Submit resume and cover letter to:
Algoma Public Health
c/o Human Resources
294 Willow Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 0A9

Email: [email protected]

We would like to thank all candidates for responding; however, only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.