Public Health Nurse
City of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
Position: Public Health Nurse

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52425868-01

Competition posting date: 2019.02.22

Competition closing date: 2019.03.11

Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Public Health Department, Health Promotion Service
1 Full-time Temporary Position (Up to 1 year) - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $75,912.20 to $92,366.82 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: 100 Constellation, Nepean

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Health

Job Summary

Responsible for promoting, protecting, preserving health and preventing disease and injury of individuals,
families, groups and populations. Responsibilities of the job are mandated under Section 7 of the Health
Protection and Promotion Act and Ontario Public Health Standards and protocols, and include the provision
of services in: emergency preparedness, chronic disease prevention, injury prevention, reproductive health,
children & youth health, infectious disease prevention and control, sexual health; tuberculosis prevention and
control; vaccine preventable diseases; environmental health. Public Health Nurses practice in diverse
settings such as client homes, schools, clinics, workplaces, shelters, community facilities. They also work
with diverse partners to meet the health needs of the population, particularly vulnerable subpopulations
Public Health Nurses collaborate/partner with the community in program development and implementation,
professional education and research activities.

Education & Experience

4 year Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing

No experience required

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Current College of Nurses Certificate of Registration (Ontario).

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s
satisfaction.

Provision of proof of immunization or immunity to specified diseases according to Ottawa Public Health’s
Immunization of Employees Policy (# 1.42.0) at the time of hire or transfer into a designated position may be
required.

Designated – specific level of language proficiency:
French oral, reading, writing required

English oral, reading, writing required

Candidates who do not meet language requirements will be required to participate in training.

Knowledge

Epidemiology

Developmental ages and stages

Group process and group dynamics

Contemporary health management principles;

Current trends in public health nursing;

Principles of teaching and learning at all ages

Principles and practices of general clinical and public health nursing, including community nursing programs;

Case management and provisions for continuity in patient care;

Health promotion concepts and techniques;

Laws and regulations governing public health nursing, including the controlled acts authorized to nursing;

Causes and means of transmission and methods of control for communicable diseases, including
tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases;

Maternal and child health;

Child abuse and neglect detection practices;

Healthy independent aging and the sociological aspects of aging;

Environmental, sociological and psychological problems encountered in disease processes;

Principles of harm reduction and disease prevention

Sociological and emotional problems involved in care of those with special needs and medical conditions and
those with special needs;

Principles of mental health nursing;

Use and effects of medicines;

Use of vaccines, side effects and actions required to minimize adverse effects

Principles of nutrition and personal hygiene practices;

Principles of diversity and inclusiveness affecting health care service delivery and factors that influence
access;

Effective counselling and coaching techniques;

Principles of clinical health screening including documentation of histories and system reviews.

Public health concepts including: health status of populations; inequities in health; social determinants of
health and illness; strategies for health promotion; disease and injury prevention; and health protection;

Principles of community mobilization/development

History, structure and interaction of public health and health care services at local, provincial, national and
international levels;

Use of evidence and research to inform/develop health policies and programs;

Resources, information sources, and community assets and resources

Accurate data collection and storage techniques;

Data analysis techniques to determine appropriate implications, uses, gaps and limitations, and to make
recommendations for action;

Principles of project management;

Knowledge of the political environment as it relates to health

Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.

Competencies & Skills

Recognize that a health concern or issue exists by applying principles of epidemiology, conduct a
comprehensive health and/or community assessment, recognize patterns and trends in data and service
delivery and assess the impact of broad social, cultural, political and economic determinants of health.

Utilize the nursing process by identifying relevant and appropriate sources of information, including
community assets, resources, and values in collaborating with individuals, families, group, communities and
stakeholders; determine the meaning of the information collected, recommend specific actions based on the
analysis of the information, implement the chosen actions with the individual, family, group or community and
evaluate the intervention.

Communicate effectively with clients in both oral and written forms using a variety of current technologies.

Assess the health-related needs of individuals, families and groups, describe the implications of appropriate
program/ service options based on the assessment and develop a plan to implement the selected option.

Apply health-counselling techniques.

Ability to perform the controlled acts authorized to nursing

Mobilize groups to take action and implement planned changes across multiple levels to address specific
public health issues; facilitate planned changes with individuals, groups, families, communities or systems to
implement branch and departmental objectives.

Utilize creative decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Set priorities and manage time effectively.

Work both independently and in a team.

Act as preceptor to nursing students and facilitate learning experiences for other professionals.

Identify and seek pertinent continuous education opportunities.

Fulfill functional roles in response to a public health emergency.

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply"
button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.