Careers

Interested in a career with Huron Perth Public Health? You'll join a dynamic, collaborative, and progressive work environment where you can promote and protect health in our community. You may also want to check out our volunteer opportunities.

Current opportunities

Public Health Nurses | Full-time (1.00 FTE) and Part-time (0.50 FTE)

We currently have openings for one permanent full-time (1.00 FTE) and one permanent part-time (0.50 FTE) Public Health Nurses in the Clinton office for the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program.

Summary:

The Public Health Nurse blends knowledge, skills, and experience from nursing and public health sciences to prevent, promote, and protect the health of the community.  Under the direction of management, the Public Health Nurse functions within a multi-disciplinary team in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating of assigned public health programs and services. The focus of the positions is to fulfil the requirements of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program as mandated by the Ontario Public Health Standards for Healthy Growth and Development. The Healthy Babies Healthy Children program includes screening, assessment, service coordination, and health education in a home visiting model. The goal of the program is to promote prenatal and family health, positive parenting, and optimal growth and development from the prenatal period through to age 6. The Public Health Nurse uses a holistic approach that considers the impact of determinants of health within the identification of goals and strategies to support families to reach their optimal health outcomes. 

Education:

  • A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse by the College of Nurses of Ontario

Skill demonstrated in:

  • assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • health promotion and community development
  • evidenced informed decision making
  • effective oral and written communication
  • leadership, facilitation and team building
  • ability to be self-directed
  • effective in establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships

Assets:

  • advocacy, motivational interviewing, and conflict management
  • current experience in public health nursing preferred
  • experience in home visiting preferred
  • infant feeding knowledge (Breastfeeding Level 1 preferred)
  • computer skills an asset

Conditions:

  • terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the ONA Collective Agreement
  • obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screen
  • immunizations in accordance with Board Policy including annual influenza immunization unless medically contra indicated.
  • valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a safe and well maintained vehicle suitable for carrying out duties on behalf of the employer.

Hours:

  • Usually 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Monday – Friday

Wage:

  • $33.31 - $46.52 per hour

Closing Date:

  • January 30, 2020

Apply to:

Tanya Sangster, Director of Community and Family Health
Huron Perth Public Health
653 West Gore Street | Stratford, Ontario | N5A 1L4
Email: recruitment@hpph.ca [Please include the Job Posting Number 02-2020 in the subject line of your email]

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) is committed to providing people with a healthy, inclusive and accommodating workplace.  HPPH is an equal opportunity employer and provides a dynamic and progressive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from all persons, including those with disabilities. Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who take part in all aspects of recruitment and selection process in order to ensure that all materials and processes are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and value workplace diversity. We are committed to hiring the best person for the job. Our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, ancestry, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, record of offences, marital, relationship, or family status, or disability as set under the Human Rights Code of Ontario.