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Community Health Registered Nurse I – Public Health

A Community Health Registered Nurse I, also known as a Community Health Nurse or Public Health Nurse, is an entry-level nursing professional who focuses on promoting health and preventing diseases within communities. They work directly with individuals, families, and groups to assess and address their health needs, educate them about healthy practices, and connect them to appropriate healthcare resources.

Community Health Registered Nurses typically perform the following tasks:

  1. Assessing the health needs of the community they serve.
  2. Developing and implementing health promotion and disease prevention programs.
  3. Conducting health education sessions for community members on various health topics, such as nutrition, exercise, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  4. Providing direct patient care, such as administering vaccinations, performing health screenings, and managing chronic conditions.
  5. Collaborating with other healthcare professionals and community organizations to coordinate care and resources for community members.
  6. Participating in community health assessments and research to identify trends and inform public health policy.
  7. Advocating for policies and programs that improve community health and well-being.

Community Health Registered Nurse I positions generally require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing, a valid nursing license, and sometimes additional certification in public or community health nursing.

As an entry-level position, Community Health Registered Nurse I roles may involve working under the supervision of more experienced nurses or public health professionals to gain experience and develop skills in community health nursing.

Job Details

Functional Discipline:
Bachelor Of Nursing

Job Description

Temporary Part-time Until 1 February 2024, With Possibility of Extension
Community Health Registered Nurse I – Public Health
Piccadilly, NL


Performs professional community health nursing work across the life span by carrying out community health programs and services in homes, schools, clinics, and other community settings. Assists and/or conducts assessment of community health needs and assets; provides nursing care and health promotion activities; and liaises with other community and professional personnel.

Provides programs and services from preconception to school entry and conducts school health programs including a school health assessment, a provincial immunization program, and communicable disease programs. Provides acute, chronic and palliative nursing care services; monitors personal care homes; conducts provincial home support program and special assistance programs; and utilizes the assessment and placement single-entry process.

Required Qualifications

Graduation from an approved college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador are required. One year of Community Health nursing (Continuing Care and/or Public Health) experience is preferred.

Applicants must also be prepared to demonstrate an ability to be self-directed and exercise independent nursing judgement in a community based environment with limited supervision. The incumbent is expected to work collaboratively with team members and community; assess community needs and assets; develop, implement and evaluate community health nursing programs and healthy public policy in a population health framework; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and apply basic computer skills as required, through an interview process. A valid driver’s license is required. A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is also required.

Please Note: The use of a private vehicle is a condition of employment.

This position may be filled as per Employer/Union obligation under “Duty to Accommodate”. Any applicant who requires an accommodation must indicate so clearly through separate correspondence outlining the specifics of the accommodation required. Please note that prior to being considered for any accommodation, employees must meet the qualifications of the position for which they are applying.

Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours per pay period
0830-1630 Hours; Monday to Friday, weekends and evenings may be required.
Salary Scale: $35.74 to $44.38 per Hour
Competition Number: WH-2023000426
Competition Closing Date: 20 April 2023
Recruiter Name: Peter Antle

Western Health values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.
A resume, proof of qualifications, and the names of two employment references are required. Applicants who do not provide the necessary documentation as outlined on this job posting will not be considered.

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