Public Health Nurse Part-time COVID19

City of Hamilton - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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JOB ID #: 16515

Public Health Nurse Part-time COVID19
Healthy & Safe Communities
Medical Officer of Health
Various Public Health Locations in Hamilton

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: Various Part-time Vacancies

UNION/NON-UNION: ONA Local 50 Health

HOURS Of WORK: 0 - 24 per week

SALARY/HOUR: $35.295 - $47.644 per hour
  • Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.
STATUS/LENGTH: Up to 12 months

Job Description ID #: 1270 COVID 19


Reports to a Program Manager/Supervisor. A Public Health Nurse (PHN) integrates knowledge from public health sciences, primary health care, nursing science, and the social sciences to promote, protect and preserve the health of populations. PHNs are expected to: (1) understand and adhere to the current Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice and Public Health Nursing Discipline-Specific Competencies; (2) carry out activities under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health or designate, in compliance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, Nursing Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, and other relevant legislation; and (3) comply with City, Department, Division and Program policies and procedures.


Based on changing organizational need, nurses will be assigned to one of two roles to assist in the public health response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Inquiries Telephone Line:
Based on the Public Inquiries Telephone Line Manual and approved key messages:

Respond to public inquiries related to COVID-19;
Provide health education on infection prevention and control, self-isolation, public health measures, and when to seek assessment
Conduct brief health assessment and refer symptomatic calls to the COVID-19 assessment center;
Document all interactions

Case Management and Outbreak Management and Investigation:
Based on Infectious Disease Protocols

Assist the Infectious Disease team in the case management of individuals who test positive for COVID-19 including contact tracing activities. Provide appropriate health teaching.
Assist the Infectious Disease team in notifying potential contacts of COVID-19 as well as persons under investigation. Provide appropriate health teaching.
Assist the Infectious Disease Team in the telephone monitoring of individuals (case and contacts), who are self-isolated.
Assist the Infectious Disease team in outbreak management activities including case and contact management.
Document all interactions


  • Client = individual, group, community, and/or population

Collaborate with clients to conduct a comprehensive assessment of assets and needs.
Develop appropriate and mutually agreed upon plans and priorities for care with the client.
Ensure appropriate and timely communication with manager and other team members about relevant issues in the care of clients.


Implement programs and services according to established program, divisional, departmental and corporate policies and procedures.
Participate in the development, implementation, and auditing of medical directives as requested by the Program Manager/Supervisor.
Use a client centered approach to help the client identify strengths and available resources to access health and take action to address their health needs.
Facilitate informed decision-making.
Use knowledge of the community to link with and refer to community resources or develop appropriate community resources as needed.
Facilitate maintenance of health and the healing process for clients in response to significant health emergencies or other community situations that negatively impact health.
Use appropriate strategies to overcome inequities and facilitate access to services and health-supporting conditions for potentially vulnerable populations (e.g., outreach, home visits, etc.).
Within the parameters of departmental, divisional and program policies, collaborate with colleagues, health professionals and community partners to contribute to comprehensive client care and optimal client care outcomes.
Maintain professional boundaries in all relationships being aware of settings where the professional and social relationships may become blurred.
Document nursing activities in a timely and thorough manner according to the College of Nurses’ of Ontario Standards of Practice, as well as departmental, divisional, and program policies.
Engage in program, divisional and departmental evaluation, performance measurement, and continuous quality improvement processes as assigned.


Participate with the Program Manager/Supervisor on scheduling as appropriate.
Engage in reflective practice to continually assess and improve personal public health nursing practice.
Comply with occupational health and safety legislation and measures provided for use.


Contribute to a positive work environment.
Act in accordance with City of Hamilton standards of conduct and respects the organization’s business agenda by fulfilling all job responsibilities.
Act as an ambassador for the City of Hamilton when communicating with internal and external partners.
Stand by decisions that benefit the broad goals and objectives of Public Health Services, even if the decisions are unpopular or controversial.


Entitled by the College of Nurses of Ontario to practice as a Registered Nurse with current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario in the general class, Registered Nurse (RN) category.
Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized and accredited program.
Previous experience in public health nursing preferred.
Demonstrated ability to adhere to the Practice Standards and Guidelines set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario as they relate to the public health practice setting.
Demonstrated proficiency in establishing and maintaining therapeutic nurse-client relationships with individuals, families and groups from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate using written, verbal, non-verbal, and technical skills.
Demonstrated ability to form professional and collaborative working relationships and function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Intense auditory and visual concentration required.
Ability to work in high stress fast paced environment required.
Must have provision of a vehicle for use on the job.
Must have a valid Class “G” Driver’s Licence and proof thereof is required after hire.
Must not be currently diagnosed with or meet the criteria for self-isolation for COVID-19.
Must complete a COVID-19 health screening self-assessment each day before attending any municipal facilities, locations or places of work.

Flexible to work various shift work (Including Evenings and Weekends)

The successful candidate will be required to provide immunization records, which may include TB testing prior to the start of employment to meet the requirements of the Staff Immunization and Surveillance Policy and Procedure


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.

The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.