This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Under the direction of the Director Population Health, this nursing position focuses on preventative health strategies to promote the health and well-being of the community, family and individuals by assessing development, health, financial and social status, and determining risk factors; promoting communicable disease control in the general population; developing partnerships to provide professional collaboration and consultation; assisting in the development of policies and action plans in the community; and acting as a health advocate.
The Supervisor Community Public Health focuses on health promotion. Adopts principles of prevention and protection and applies a repertoire of activities to minimize the occurrence of diseases or injuries and their consequences in the communities. Works to build community capacity, assesses, plans, implements and evaluates clinical Public Health Activities. Provides clinical/primary care nursing in the event of a disaster or community emergency to clients in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the Department of Health and Social Services in accordance with the community disaster plan, the direction for their supervisor and the office of CMOH. The Supervisor Community Public Health directs the provision of community public services. Facilitates access and equity, demonstrates professional responsibility and accountability. Performs administrative and supervisory functions. Maintains a thorough and sound working knowledge of current public health nursing practices skills and knowledge. Adapting and incorporating Inuit Societal Values with healthcare service delivery.
To be successful in this position the incumbent should have extensive knowledge of current trends in health promotion/disease prevention and practices and programs. Completion of Nunavut Immunization program is mandatory within the first month of hiring. Ability to work effectively in a cross cultural setting ensuring that Inuit Societal Values are acknowledge and maintained during patient and employee interactions. Knowledge of Core competencies for Public health Canada is an asset. Knowledge of the Community Health Nurses of Canada Public health Nursing Discipline Specific Competencies (2009) is an asset. Knowledge of the Canadian Community Health Nursing Professional Practice Model and Standards of Practice (2011) is an asset. Online Public Health Agency of Canada skills enhancement course is an asset. Well-developed skills in order to communicate/teach effectively on an individual or group basis within a cross cultural setting. Incumbent must be willing to work in a multi-faceted environment. Equivalencies will be considered.
The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Bachelors of Nursing; Masters of Public Health or other related field is preferred.
Registered or eligibility for RNANT/NU registration. Basic CPR with annual re-certification is required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.