Public Health Nurse

Public Health Nurse #23763

DEPARTMENT: Community and Health Services Department

BRANCH: Public Health Branch, Child and Family Health Division

PROGRAM AREA:  Nursing Practice

Salary: $41.52 to $48.66 per hour

LOCATION: 50 High Tech Road, Richmond Hill  

STATUS: Temporary Part-Time, Approx. 5 months                                   


This is an Addition to staff

O.N.A. Local 16 position



Reporting to the Head, Nursing Practice, is responsible for working with a high degree of autonomy to prevent illness, promote and protect the health of individuals, families and the community throughout the life span, within the parameters outlined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Protocols and other relevant legislation; working with a variety of clients through individual interactions, telephone, home visits, groups and clinics to conduct screenings, assessments, health teaching and service coordination;  developing and facilitating comprehensive strategies, including preconception, prenatal and postnatal parenting education and support,  to promote children’s optimal health and well-being and to build capacity of expectant families and families with young children; and developing community development and social marketing strategies in collaboration with community stakeholders. Designing nursing practice policies, procedures and standards to ensure conformity and consistency across the Public Health Branch and making recommendations for improvement; supporting the development of procedures and processes and tools that monitor quality control for the public health nursing staff; developing education programs for nursing staff; working collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams across the Branch to support strategic nursing practice initiatives that build leadership and support overall organizational excellence.



·         Provides health promotion and protection activities, including assessment, early detection and intervention, clinical services, educational strategies, disease surveillance and investigation, consultation and counselling, and harm reduction strategies, in order to enhance the well-being and prevent the occurrence of illness of individuals, families and communities or to return them to optimal health.

·         Provides services and programs in a variety of settings including homes, workplaces, schools, childcare settings, organizations, institutional settings and clinics.

·         Provides leadership in promoting community activation strategies in order to increase the community's knowledge of and ability to influence determinants of health.

·         Participates in the development of public policy and social marketing strategies to advocate for and promote healthier communities.

·         Collaborates with community partners in the development and delivery of health promotion and protection activities.

·         Plans, implements and evaluates health promotion programs, services and strategies based on needs assessments and in compliance with legislative requirements.

·         Reviews relevant literature and interprets data (demographic profiles, epidemiological trends, service gaps and consumer attitudes) in order to recommend implementation, monitoring and evaluation strategies.

·         Utilizes evidence-based research to guide program development and practice.

·         Participates in research initiatives that will inform practice to improve the health of individuals, groups or communities.

·         Practices within the scope of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Professional Standards of Practice.

·         Utilizes relevent knowledge, skills and judgement in providing assessment, early identification and health teaching to assist individuals in making informed decisions.

·         Responds to inquiries and resolves concerns, as appropriate.

·         Ensures that services provided meet Regional customer service standards.



·         Successful completion of a Baccalaureate University Degree in nursing, including public health.

·         Current Certificate of Registration as a Registered Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario.

·         A valid CPR certificate.

·         Satisfactory Police Criminal Background Check.

·         Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.


Please apply online by clicking here by April 23, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.