Public Health Nurse

Lac Seul First Nation

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Public Health Nurse

(Internal/External Posting)

Summary:

Lac Seul First Nation requires a Public Health Nurse to serve under the direction of the Director of Nursing Services, the Public Health Nurse will provide health care services to support the needs of school age children and youth and to support broader community health and wellbeing, including immunizations, rapid testing, case tracing and case management. The PHN will maintain the community’s health by providing health services and information.   Services will be adapted to meet the unique and changing needs of the three communities of Lac Seul First Nation as required. By using a holistic approach, the PHN will work to identify and address social determinants of health in order to support individual, group and community resiliency.

Responsibilities

 Must possess public health knowledge and expertise within the context of culture, language and community values. The PHN will engage with individuals and families, as well as  education and health providers

  • Provide information regarding communicable diseases, infection prevention and control to students, parents, teachers, school administrators and community stakeholders.
  • Work with community leadership, health personnel, pandemic teams and other community partners to have coordinated responses to community wellbeing issues such as Covid-19.
  • Support a team environment, including strong working relationships with community health and school representatives in order to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Support the community in screening, testing and responding to reports of COVID-19 symptoms and Covid-19 positive cases.
  • Facilitate reporting for appropriate case and contact follow-up, and assist with rapid outbreak management response.
  • Provide COVID-19 vaccination support to the community.
  • Conduct school assessments to identify and work collaboratively with school communities to address various risks, with attention to trauma-and-violence-informed care and culturally safe approaches.
  • Implement culturally appropriate health promotion intervention.
  • Act as a resource person to the community on public and social health related issues.
  • Use clinical skills to assess the health status of students and families.
  • Ensure consideration of the determinants of health of First Nations and take action to address health inequities.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate community-based program initiatives that address the needs of the community.

Qualifications

  • Recognized RPN, RN Nursing diploma or degree.
  • Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses in Ontario (CNO).
  • Maintains and demonstrates professional competence as an RPN or a Registered Nurse and accepts responsibility for professional nursing practice in accordance with the CNO Standards of Practice, other relevant legislation and agency policy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license required.
  • Current CPR—Level C certification required.
  • Handle sensitive/confidential material strictly in confidence in accordance with office policy and PHIPA.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of COVID-19 and IPAC best practices in community settings.
  • Experience in providing culturally sensitive and appropriate health care services in First Nations communities is an asset.

 

TERM:               Contract ending March 31, 2022, with possibility of an extension

HOURS:             35 hours a week

LOCATION:             Lac Seul, ON

CLOSING DATE:    June 24, 2021, No late applications will be accepted.

 

Please submit a cover letter along with a resume, as well as written permission for HR Dept. to contact three references, (two must be most recent supervisors), either by fax, mail or email to:

 

Frenchman’s Head Band Office

Lac Seul First Nation

C/o HR Department

Box 100

Hudson, ON. P0V 1X0

Fax #: (807) 582-3585

Email:  deshawnlittledeer@lacseulfn.org

 

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview shall be contacted and a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check will be mandatory.

To apply for this job email your details to deshawnlittledeer@lacseulfn.org.