23 Aug 2017

Full-Time Registered Nurse – Public Health

AdminRed Deer, Alberta, Canada

Job Description

Registered Nurse – Public Health

Job Summary:
The Public Health Nurse (PHN) provides services to families, individuals, and communities to promote health and wellness and to prevent illness.  The PHN assumes general public health nursing responsibilities, including immunizations in well child clinics, adult clinics, schools, influenza, and other mass immunizations programs.  This position includes maternal and child health services which provide strength based anticipatory guidance, home & clinic visits, prenatal & postnatal programs, breastfeeding support, screening & referrals, and advocacy.  The PHN is involved in communicable disease surveillance, follow-up, and preventative management.
Qualifications:
– Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of  Alberta (CARNA).
– Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
– Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred. Skills & experience relevant to nursing practice in community sector will be considered.
– Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required.
– Current experience in Public Health Nursing, including immunization (infant, child, adult) & maternal/child assessments preferred.
– Mature, motivated, self-directed nurse with knowledge & interest in Public Health.
– Proven ability to work independently, as well as positively, effectively, and cooperatively within an interdisciplinary team.
– Must be able to lift 15kg.
– Basic computer skills in word processing, email, and Internet access is required.  Knowledge of electronic charting and the Meditech system is an asset.

This position requires a vehicle for business use.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work-related travel is required.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Mandatory conditions of employment and continued employment:
• All employees must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to AHS in compliance with the AHS Security Screening Procedure.
• All employees who work in a patient care location are required to submit a completed Communicable Disease Assessment form.
• All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties with AHS where applicable:
– Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to provide an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties with AHS.
– Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.

AHS Job postings close at 23:59 Alberta Time (Mountain Standard Time) on the posting closed date indicated.

Registered Nurse – Public Health

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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