43-COVID Response - Nurse Practitioner
COVID Response Nurse Practitioner
Contract, Up to 6 months - One year (ONA 08)
Reporting to the Director, COVID Response, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) combines knowledge from public health science and nursing science. The NP focuses on promoting, protecting, and preserving the health of populations. The NP works with individuals, families, groups and the community according to the program specific plans, policies and procedures of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice, and the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). This position supports the on-going operations of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit including the response to COVID-19.
Key areas of Responsibility:
All competencies are based on the core functions of public health: population health assessment; health surveillance; disease and injury prevention; health promotion and health protection.
This list of duties is not all-inclusive and may be modified as public health programs change and as health unit need requires.
Specific duties include:
- Assist in the monitoring of the health status of individuals and families and develop appropriate health plans.
- Assist with the investigation of health problems and health hazards in the community, including assistance with prevention and control of communicable diseases.
- Assist in covid-19 assessment, testing, and vaccination of homebound clients and clients in highest risk settings.
- Support the Vaccination Program including the review, client follow-up, and specialist referrals of adverse event following immunization (AEFI).
- Assist with efforts to mobilize community partnerships to address public health issues.
- Assist with enforcement of public health laws and regulations under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health.
- Assure a competent public health workforce by assisting with and participating in training, advising, and orientating public health staff and other community professionals. This also includes participation in the provision of public health educational experiences for nursing students and participation in professional development.
- Carry out public health nursing functions according to standards set forth by the Nursing Act, 1991, College of Nurses of Ontario, the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards, 2003, the Ontario Public Health Standards, 2008 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Assist with researching for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
- Assure access to primary health care for all residents through referral or actual provision of the service.
- Foster the understanding and promotion of health equity and the social determinants of health that impact residents of Windsor-Essex County
Education, training, & experience
- Current registration RN (EC) with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Previous experience working as a Nurse Practitioner is required
- Knowledge of COVaxON an asset
- Working knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards
- Proficiency with current computer applications (Examples: Microsoft Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet; E-mail)
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
- Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workloads
- Immunizations and TB screening as per WECHU policies
- Satisfactory police information search
- CPR/PAD current certification
- Some evening and weekend work may be necessary
- A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours, and 2 million dollars in liability insurance
- Pay Type Salary
- Windsor, ON, Canada