Regional Municipality of Peel

  • Public Health Nurse

    Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2019 10:14 AM)
    System ID
    # Positions
    Position Type and Status
    Temporary Full-time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Post End Date
    2/20/2019 11:59 PM
    CAD $38.71/Hr.
    CAD $45.94/Hr.
  • Job Description

    Public Health Nurse 

    Three (3) Temporary Full Time; 12 months 

    Health Services – Family Health 


    The Reproductive and Child Health program of the Family Health division requires a self-directed, flexible and enthusiastic Public Health Nurse to work within a collaborative team environment focusing on Breastfeeding and the Nurturing the Next Generation strategic priority. The Family Health division’s focus area is on families with children 0-6 years.


    Team Specific Responsibilities:

    • Provide direct client service including assessment, counselling, education, support and referral to community resources, Breastfeeding clinics and home visits
    • Contribute to Peel Public Health’s Nurturing the Next Generation strategic priority through breastfeeding initiatives, including the Baby-Friendly Initiative
    • Apply  End-to-End Public Health processes and tools while demonstrating public health nursing core competencies in strategic and operational work
    • Maintain breastfeeding references and resources for the public and Family Health division
    • Contribute to a positive workplace culture by working effectively on an individual basis and in team environments
    • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft, booking, and information management systems


    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 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



    • 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 –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 163,000 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 

    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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