Middlesex-London Health Unit

Bilingual Public Health Nurse – (1 temporary, full-time Until May 2025) The Middlesex-London Health Unit has an exciting opportunity for 1 temporary full-time Public Health Nurse until May, 2025 to work on the School Health team in the Family and Community Health division at the Citi Plaza location, London Ontario. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES : Under the direction of the Manager, School Health, the incumbent will: Cultivate strong relationships and partnerships with English and French-speaking schools, fostering collaboration and mutual engagement to support shared goals and initiatives; Use skills and data to assess the health status of students and school staff to enable joint planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate nursing interventions; Collaborate with students, schools, families, and communities to plan, implement and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention initiatives; Deliver diverse health education and promotion services within school settings that promote the health and wellbeing of students, utilizing a comprehensive school health model; Work collaboratively with both internal and external partners to support health promotion and disease prevention; Provide individualized support to young individuals and administer clinic services following pertinent medical directives. Maintain documentation records, reports, and statistics according to the documentation standards of the team, the organization, and the College of Nurses; Apply appropriate technology to comprehensive programming (i.e., use of digital health information and resources); Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to provide public health nursing services in French (written and verbal) Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited nursing program (BScN); Current certificate of competence from the Ontario College of Nurses (CNO); Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills including effective problem solving, conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills; Health promotion experience in schools and/or in a similar setting with youth; Experience in incorporating the social determinants of health in programming; Demonstrated leadership skills; Excellent interpersonal, organizational, coordination, time management, and facilitation skills; Proficient technical skills in the areas of documentation, Microsoft Office, and database software; Ability to work flexible hours (may involve some weekends & evenings); Possession of a valid Class “G” Ontario Driver’s License and use of a vehicle for work-related purposes OR the ability to arrange for transportation to multiple locations in London and Middlesex County. Preference will be given to those with detailed knowledge, experience and practical application of the Foundations for a Healthy School Framework, the School Health Guideline and health promotion models in the school system; Extensive experience working with youth one-on-one to provide evidence-based information relating to matters of personal health is considered an asset; Previous experience in planning, implementing and evaluating healthy school initiatives would be considered an asset; and The ability to communicate (oral and written) in French is required The ability to communicate (oral and written) in an Indigenous language from the Middlesex-London region and/or any other language(s) is highly desirable. To apply to this position, please select “Apply Now” and submit a resume and cover letter as a single document by February 16, 2024 . Please note: new applicants will need to create an online account to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Middlesex-London Health Unit; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.