Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Nursing and within the scope of practice of a Public Health Nurse, the Public Health Nurse educates the community about programs including vaccine, preventable diseases, communicable diseases and illnesses, and other public health programs that protect and promote health. As a local team member, the Public Health Nurse will contribute to the successful implementation of Lac Seul First Nation’s strategic plan. Working within a team to provide services and collaborating with community members and within community partners for planning, implementing, and evaluating Public Health programs.
Key Responsibilities are (but not limited to):
- Participate in the planning and coordination of various public health clinics to prevent communicable diseases and illnesses and promote wellness (i.e., well-woman, well-man, healthy baby).
- Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate community-based youth, school health, and nursing program initiatives that address the needs of the community (e.g., healthy youth development, parenting, bullying prevention, increased physical activity, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, building health school communities, substance use prevention, injury, and violence prevention) using the current knowledge of practices and trends related to the field of public health.
- Support community-based and school-based nurses to provide health services for youth.
- Provide blood pressure screenings, perform TB testing, and gives immunizations as appropriate.
- Work closely with ISC Public Health Nurse dedicated to Lac Seul First Nation.
- Provide program promotion, education and teaching in such areas as maternal and child health, nutrition, disease prevention, communicable disease control, aging, and mental health.
- Prepare and submit various consumer and operational reports as directed by the Director of Nursing.
- Advocacy with municipal, provincial, and federal organizations to assist in improving access to health services.
- Provide information on local health programs and services that are available to improve access to care.
- Delivers interventions from a health promotion and behaviour change perspective, based on the assessment of community health status, and assists the community in developing and achieving health.
- Maintains program/community records and other necessary documentation according to the policies and procedures of Lac Seul First Nation as well as the Standards of Practice set out by the College of Nurses.
- Participates in the co-ordination of projects as determined by program specific operational needs.
- Liaises with program areas and office staff to ensure communication of relevant information and issues.
- Other duties as required within the scope of practice for a Public Health Nurse.
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing, or eligible to register within the Province of Ontario and a minimum of two (2) years as a public health nurse or work-related experiences.
- Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills are required to quickly diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, from minor illnesses to life-threatening emergencies.
- Strong communication skills are required to communicate with patients and their families/caregivers including explaining medical conditions and treatment options in a way that is understandable and comforting.
- High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
- First Aid/CPR Level C.
- Valid Immunization Certification or willing to obtain.
- Knowledge of, and/or experience with, principles of adult and child education, social determinants of health, and population health promotion an asset.
- Valid Ontario “G” Class Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle.
- Knowledge of First Nation and the language, culture, and traditions. Excellent organizational skills.
- Must be willing to provide Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.
*LSFN offers great competitive wages, vacation, additional time off during Christmas Break and March Break, as well as great benefits*
Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, and written permission for LSFN Human Resources to contact two employment references, (most recent supervisors) must be provided. Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered to:
Lac Seul First Nation
Attention: C/o HR Dept.
P.O. Box 100
Hudson, ON. P0V 1X0
Fax #: (807) 582-3585
Lac Seul First Nation requires Criminal Reference Checks for those offered positions. We thank all applicants, however, only those being offered an interview will be contacted.
As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all Lac Seul First Nation staff.