JOB SUMMARY :
CHNs work in the community and primary care setting and act as a member of the Departmental Primary Health care team. Work includes individual or group appointments, public health campaigns, and individual or group health education sessions within or outside the Departmental health services facility.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for eight major functions :
Disease and injury prevention
Population health assessment
Emergency preparedness and response
Must possess, as a minimum :
a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university;
a Registered Nurse licence from the provincial or territorial professional college or association in the province of practice; and
a Certificate of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider or equivalent such as Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator (CPR / AED) Level C.
Must possess, as a minimum, 3 full time equivalent years of clinical experience within the last 5 years in nursing practice :
Applying the principles of immunization and communicable diseases management including immunization schedules, vaccine storage and handling, and infection prevention and control;
Delivering patient education such as chronic disease self-management programs; and
Working in public or community health communicable disease control program, travel health, primary care, or occupational health environment.
Other Skills and Abilities :
Current N95 mask fit certificate CSA Standards Z94.4 (within the last two (2) years)
Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) Certification (within the last two (2) years);