Public Health Nurse

Region of Peel - Greater Toronto Area, ON (30+ days ago)

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Positions Available:
(5) Regular Full-Time positions; (2) Healthy Babies Healthy Children, Infant Feeding Team, Prenatal Education and Initiatives Team, and Nutrition and Physical Activity Team
(4) Temporary Full Time 13 months; Prenatal Healthy Start Team, Multichannel Contact Centre Team, Infant Feeding Team, Healthy Babies Healthy Children
Public health interventions in the early years improve lifelong health outcomes for children. The Family Health Division is recruiting Public Health Nurses who want to work in a collaborative team environment to improve health outcomes as part of the Nurturing the Next Generation strategic priority. Nurturing the Next Generation focuses public health resources on the specific needs of families from preconception to parenting. Family Health promotes a positive workplace culture with a strong emphasis on Regional values and team-based work.

Team and Program Descriptions:
Prenatal Healthy Start, Prenatal Education and Initiatives and Infant Feeding Teams

Provides direct client service including assessment, counselling, education, support and referral to community resources at Baby Feeding Support clinics, infant feeding home visits, and Healthy Start program sites in Peel.
Manages the online prenatal education program, prenatal curriculum and supports the pool of casual Prenatal Educators facilitating prenatal education classes in the community.
Develops and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders including health professionals, hospitals and community agencies to increase access and reach to families requiring prenatal education, infant feeding and transition to parenting support.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Team

Works with internal and external partners to co-design and deliver nutrition and physical activity/physical literacy programing for child care providers and early years facilitators and families.
Co-leads and plans the development of resources, training, network meetings and development of communication content and strategies in a variety of formats to support healthy eating and active living.
Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

Provides assessment, health education, support, referral, case management and service coordination for families experiencing vulnerabilities during the prenatal period and for those with children from birth to six years of age through home visits.
Collaborates with hospital partners to support a smooth transition for all families from hospital to home.
Multi-Channel Contact Centre

Provides direct client service over the phone and through social media including assessment, counselling, education, support and referral to community resources at the Family Health Multichannel Contact Centre
Uses nursing informatics competencies in daily practice.
Promotes and supports key health messages (nutrition, physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep and screen time) through excellent communication via multichannel media; including telephone, email, social media and website.

General Responsibilities:
Apply End-to-End Public Health processes and tools while demonstrating public health nursing core competencies in strategic and operational work
Apply knowledge regarding concepts of population health status, inequities in health, determinants of health, and strategies for health protection and promotion to guide practice
Utilize research and evidence and apply critical appraisal skills to inform policies, programs and practice
Provide health information, teaching and counselling to clients
Use a holistic approach to assess the health status and functional competence of clients with consideration of the impact of the determinants of health
Identify and analyze how clients' culture, attitudes, beliefs and feelings about health influence interventions
Establish mutually determined goals with clients, including outcome indicators and evaluative measures
Facilitate client engagement in identifying and defining health issues using community development and community assessment skills
Participate in the planning, developing, implementation and evaluation of community wide and site-specific public health strategies using Evidence Informed Decision Making (EIDM)
Advocate for and contribute to the development of healthy public policy
Collaborate with partners to identify and address public health issues and service gaps in order to achieve improved health outcomes
Develop, foster and facilitate inter-sectoral partnerships and networks using team building, negotiation, conflict management and group facilitation
Demonstrate culturally sensitive approaches and strategies with diverse populations
Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
Promote awareness of the Region of Peel and Public Health services
Participate in research, quality assurance initiatives, and mentorship opportunities as appropriate
Adhere to public health and nursing ethical standards and principles
Fulfill legal and professional obligations and responsibilities in accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policies, procedures and medical directives/acts as an ambassador for the Region of Peel, Public Health Services and Public Health Nursing
Perform other duties as assigned which support the organizational goals
Respond to public health emergencies, significant events and incidents as required by the Health Protection and Promotion Act and Emergency Standards

Qualifications:
A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or equivalent recognized by a Canadian University
Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario
Experience in public health or community health nursing is preferred
Effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Advocacy, negotiation and conflict management skills
Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills
Relevant computer skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and the ability to work with databases
Effective public relations, presentation, public speaking, group facilitation and diplomacy skills
Effective organizational and time management skills
Ability to apply appropriate theory and learning principles to practice
Knowledge of Peel’s diverse community and associated health impacts
Location: 7120 Hurontario St. Mississauga, ON; travelling to various sites within the Region of Peel (Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon) may be required

Hours of work: 35 hours/week - 2 consecutive days off, work days to be scheduled between Monday to Sunday (potential evening work may be required)

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are currently in the bargaining unit.

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online.

About Us
The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca.

Additional Information
At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.