Public Health Nurse

Public Health Nurse
Posting Number: 
May 20, 2020 04:30 PM
Job Type: 
Full Time Permanent

Present Home Site - St. Thomas

Building on our capacity to develop advocacy initiatives and develop effective partnerships, this position will help to encourage systems level change and strategies that address solutions to local barriers and health equity.

A Public Health Nurse at Southwestern Public Health, works with a variety of clients, including individuals, groups and communities/stakeholders, utilizing a population health model.  The successful candidate will work with a highly dedicated team of professionals to promote the health of the community and build capacity within the community through collaboration with community stakeholders. 

This vacancy is part of the Health Growth & Development, Infectious & Communicable Disease and Immunization Division.

Essential Qualifications

  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a post-secondary education institution.
  • In depth knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards.
  • Knowledge, skills and recent experience in health promotion and community development, including the ability to apply the principles of adult learning, community assessment, evaluation, facilitation and conflict management.
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of continued professional growth and development.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable access to an insured working vehicle. 
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in one document file and please indicate the posting number in the subject line of your application via email to by May 20, 2020.  For further information about the Southwestern Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at,

Nicole Dagg, CHRL
Manager, Human Resources

Southwestern Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.