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Public Health Nurse

Northwestern Health Unit - 262774
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
$35.98-$50.37 per hour, in accordance with the Ontario Nurses’ Association Contract (ONA).
Closing date
Jul 23, 2024

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Public Health Nurse
Work Setting
Area of Practice
Public Health
Full-time, Permanent

Job Details

Position Summary

Working in multiple Public Health programs including vaccine preventable diseases and other public health programs that protect and promote health.  As a local and regional team member, contributing to the successful implementation of NWHU’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.


This role would provide the following benefits:

  • Health and Dental benefits Life insurance,
  • LTD coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • OMERS Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Starting 4 weeks vacation per year
  • 13 paid Statutory Holidays per year
  • Personal and family sick leave coverage
  • CCPN eligible position


  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing, or eligible to register within the Province
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, BScN
  • Current cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of, and/or experience with, principles of adult and child education, social determinants of health, and population health promotion an asset
  • Certification in Infection Control would be an asset


The Northwestern Health Unit is the most westerly of Ontario’s 36 public health units, serving the Kenora (part) and Rainy River districts.

The catchment area of the Northwestern Health Unit stretches across 171,288 square kilometers or approximately one-fifth of the Province of Ontario. It includes 19 municipalities, 39 First Nation communities and two unincorporated or “unorganized” territories (Kenora Unorganized and Rainy River Unorganized). 

The population of 82,231 is widely scattered across the region with a population density of approximately 0.5 people per square kilometer, compared with the provincial average of 14.1 people per square kilometer.

The Northwestern Health Unit maintains offices in 13 municipalities to provide services across the region.

Sources of information about the health unit area and demographics include: Statistics Canada and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Intellihealth database.

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