Public Health Nurse (School Health)
Regular Full Time: (3) positions
Health Services –Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
CUPE Local 966- Health Services
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 comprehensive school health 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
Take the lead role to work comprehensively with school communities on evidence based initiatives
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
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