Public Health Nurse (Permanent Full Time), Public Health

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPETITION #: 2018-35383 External
ZONE: Saint John
DEPARTMENT: Public Health
FACILITY: Public Health - Saint John
POSTING TYPE: Permanent Full Time
JOB TITLE: Public Health Nurse
CLASSIFICATION: RNCA Registered Nurse Class A
LANGUAGE: Bilingual Essential
HOURS OF WORK: Days, Subject to change due to operational requirements
SALARY: $31.23 to $39.57 per hour

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting through the Saint John Area Public Health Administrative structure, you will work in a multidisciplinary team setting where you will provide a variety of public health nursing services to individuals and groups, as well as deliver community consultation services to professionals and agencies. The main Public Health program areas are: Healthy Families - Healthy Babies, School Health, Child Protection Services, Immunization, Health Education/Promotion, Sexual Health and Communicable Disease. You may work within one or several of these program areas.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in nursing practice. (2 years of Community Health nursing experience required.)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Skills Enhancement Modules would be an asset. Willingness to complete the first 3 modules of the PHAC Skills Enhancement Program for Public Health employees within the first two years of employment. Our staff in the Communicable Disease Program must complete the Outbreak Investigation and the Management & Introduction to Surveillance modules within the first 3 years of employment.
  • Experience as a facilitator with adolescents and/or adults.
  • Experience in the application of population health promotion and primary prevention strategies with individuals, groups and communities.
  • Experience in individual, family and community assessment, as well as program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Experience in applying epidemiology principles to promote health and prevent disease and injury in the population served.
  • Experience in the use of computers, including Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer orientation with the tact and diplomacy needed to work with a diverse client base.
  • Demonstrated advanced organization and time management skills with the ability to be self-directed in a community environment.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice.
  • Must have a valid Canadian Passport.
  • Must possess up -to-date BCLS Certification
  • Immunization Certification required.
  • Actively registered with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick.
  • Travel within the region will be required and you must be prepared to deliver some services during evening and weekend hours.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history clearance prior to appointment.
  • Applicants must demonstrate on their application how they have acquired the skills and qualifications for this position• High regard for confidentiality. 
  • Ability to attend work on a regular basis.
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Good work record.
  • Written and spoken competence in English and French are required. (Advanced Level) 

 ** A resume ( CV) is required as part of the application** Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years.


  • Ability to work efficiently under conditions with frequent interruptions and pressure of meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to different sites for client appointments and meetings, as required. Must provide own transportation.


  • Must be familiar with and act as a resource regarding supplies and materials utilized in the provision of community-based nursing services.
  • Must be willing to adapt to new technologies.


  • Provides caseload management, involving scheduling and prioritizing according to established standards, practices and mandates.
  • Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates a timely, effective and safe service plan, in collaboration with the identified client, family/caregiver and interdisciplinary team when applicable.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Maintains documentation as per established standards.
  • Participates in orientation and staff development programs as required.
  • Respects the rights, responsibilities and dignity of client, family, caregivers and team.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships, communication linkages and partnerships with the referral sources, team members, colleagues, managers and support staff.

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line by December 16, 2018. 

NOTE: There will be no further postings for this position should there be no fully qualified applicants. If you wish to be considered for this position and have most of the qualifications as posted and the registration or licensure where required, you are encouraged to apply at this time.

Please quote Competition # 2018-35383-External. Horizon Health Network appreciates expressed interest, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources Department, Horizon Health Network.

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