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Community Health Nurse I

Community Health Nurse I
Nursing - Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse
Temporary Part Time
Cochrane Community Health Ctr
2012-11-22  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Evenings, Weekends
Minimum: 34.31 per hour Maximum: 45.03 per hour
Key Areas:
(1) Health Assessment
(2) Health Promotion
(3) Health Protection
(4) Disease & Injury Prevention
(5) Health Surveillance

Reporting to the NWCHC/ Bow Corridor Public Health Area / Care Managers, this generalist Public Health Nurse (PHN) participates in planning, implementing and evaluating programs within Public Health. The PHN assists individuals, families, groups and communities in accepting responsibility for their own health and assisting them in achieving their health improvement goals. The PHN assesses community health needs and develops programs to meet those needs through consultation with peers, the community, resource people and the utilization of other strategies. Incorporating awareness of the determinants of health and the relationship to health status, this role contributes to improving the health of the population by providing public health nursing services.

These nursing services would include: community and health assessments, development and evaluation of plans (including case finding and referral); consultation and facilitation appropriate to all developmental phases throughout the lifespan; program delivery and follow up; immunization and communicable disease prevention and control; client advocacy; fostering appropriate use of the health care system; facilitating cooperation and coordination amongst the many health and social services agencies; collection and recording of client based data; involvement in nursing or other health research; quality improvement; and safety and risk management.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing is preferred, however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in community sector will be considered.
  • Active registration in CARNA is required.
  • Public Health Nursing experience REQUIRED (experience with Immunizations-infant, child and adult, post-natal follow-up, breastfeeding, school health, health promotion, communicable disease follow-up, etc). Generalist scope of experience preferred.
  • Basic computer skills are required.
  • Current BCLS-HCP Certification is required.
  • IBCLC Certification as asset.
  • Community Health Nursing Certification is as asset.
  • Ability to be self-directed and able to exercise independent nursing judgment and also work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients of various ages, socioeconomic status and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Proven critical thinking and decision-making skills including the ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Evidence of active participation in professional and community activities an asset.
  • Physically able to perform all assigned tasks.
  • Knowledge of direct data entry and Phantim/Medipatient system an asset.
  • Knowledge of community based support services an asset.
  • Experience and skill working in collaborative partnerships is required.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work required.

    • Vehicle Required - Required to provide a vehicle for business use; along with acceptable driver's abstract and proof of business insurance

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    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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