Community Wellbeing (Public Health) Nurse Specialist - Preventing Infectious Diseases - Family Health - Youth Development

Deadline: This posting has expired
Location: Sioux Lookout
Commitment: Full Time

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • 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.