Regional Municipality of Peel

Public Health Nurse- School Health Team

6 days ago
System ID
2017-7531
# Positions
1
Position Type and Status
Contract Full-time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Experienced
Post End Date
11/20/2017 11:59 PM

About Us

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.  Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.

 

The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.

 

 

To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.

 

Job Description

Public Health Nurse (Temporary Full-time)

Duration: 18 months 

Health Services –Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention

 

The School Health Program requires a Public Health Nurse who can build and maintain strong relationships to deliver population health strategies to improve health outcomes for a group of schools across Peel Region. 

 

The individual must work in a self-directed manner within a collaborative team environment to promote and deliver services using a Healthy Schools Approach.

 

Team Specific Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external partners to identify and meet the needs of Peel’s school-aged children
  • Lead school staff and community partners in the use of the Healthy Schools Approach
  • Use theories and principles of health promotion to achieve program outcomes
  • Use health promotion strategies to create supportive environments for healthy eating, physical activity, and mental well-being
  • Analyze community level data and provide expert consultation and guidance to stakeholders

 

General Responsibilities:

  • 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 client, 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 intersectoral 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 practise 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

Hours of work: 35 hours/week – Monday through Friday

 

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.

 

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 note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application.  As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence..

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