Public Health Nurse – Child Health – Description

Position Summary

As a member of the Health Promotion Division, the Public Health Nurse is accountable to Health Promotion Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Healthy Growth and Development Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and relevant protocols. The Public Health Nurse may also be accountable to implement the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program in accordance with the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Protocol 2018 and other duties as assigned by Health Promotion Management.

The Public Health Nurse assigned to the Healthy Families Department uses a comprehensive health promotion approach to reduce health inequities of families and children. By adopting the public health core competencies and using knowledge of the social determinants of health, population health, evidence-based practice, the Public Health Nurse works to achieve optimal preconception, pregnancy, newborn, child, youth, parental and family health.

The Public Health Nurse is expected to work independently and as part of an interprofessional team to deliver public health programming. The Public Health Nurse fosters collaborative relationships with community partners, children, youth, and parents to plan, implement and evaluate healthy growth and development programs.

All Registered Nurses employed by HKPRDHU are required to maintain competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

Public Health Nurses work within their scope of practice, recognizing their limits of practice and consulting appropriately.

This position involves travel and variations of the working day.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with Health Unit and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of ONA.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises Director/Manager of issues, needs and accomplishments.
  • Generates regular, timely, complete and accurate records and reports to adequately reflect the implementation of the assigned program areas and reports as required by Health Promotion Management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with Health Promotion Division members and Management, may assist in the planning, preceptorship and evaluation of placements for students in appropriate fields of study.
  • Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice.
Professional
  • Provides information and advice to Health Promotion Management, Health Unit staff, community partners and the general public regarding assigned program areas.
  • Maintains competency by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars, through private study and/or participation in networks as approved by Health Promotion Management, and in accordance with Regulated Health Professionals Legislation.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Health Promotion Management and/or the MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, division and/or assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by Health Promotion Management.
  • Documents in accordance with organizational policies and procedures and College of Nurses practice standards.
Financial
  • May recommend to Health Promotion Division members and Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • In consultation with Health Promotion Management, may prepare budget for assigned projects, obtaining community partner input (and approval, if necessary) as appropriate.
  • May assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding to enhance programs and research projects.
  • May provide input to draft financial reports for approval by Health Promotion Management in preparation for submission to outside funders as required.
Program
  • Participates in collaborative, cooperative, coordinated work within assigned program areas and with other Health Unit staff and partners as appropriate to support the efficient and effective implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as assigned.
  • In collaboration with Health Promotion Division members and community partners as appropriate, participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of assigned Health Promotion Division programs.
  • Participates in division, team and individual meetings as requested by Health Promotion Management for the purpose of ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of assigned programs.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Uses clinical nursing skills to assess health status, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.
Physical
  • Works in a safe manner as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Performs work in an environment (primarily indoors) with little to no exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards.
  • Does light physical activity of long duration and medium physical activity of intermediate duration.
  • Performs work involving almost continuous periods of mental, visual and/or auditory concentration of intermediate duration and/or frequent periods of long duration.
  • Detects and works toward eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • University degree in Nursing
2.Experience
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred
3.Other
  • Proof of current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health Practitioner, Front Line Provider, as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrates customer service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines with the ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrates initiative consistently with a commitment to quality and process improvement
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop community partnerships, to identify and strengthen local community capacities to act on health issues, and to establish and maintain linkages with community leaders and other key health promotion stakeholders
  • Demonstrates knowledge of health communication and knowledge translation for varied audiences
  • Ability to analyze report data and trends in services to inform practice
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, and any other related reporting software
  • Ability to establish therapeutic nursing relationships with vulnerable families who have complex health needs Ability to apply nursing theory and learning principles with knowledge of prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood health concerns Demonstrates the ability to set goals, assess clients, and evaluate goals using a client and family centred approach Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrates the ability to promote healthy growth and development of children and families through nursing assessment, intervention, and referral
  • Knowledge of the Baby Friendly Initiative and infant feeding best practices
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within two months of hire

Public Health Nurse – Child Health – Summary

Public Health Nurse – Child Health

Competition #0026-2020

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has an opening for a 1.0 FTE permanent full-time Public Health Nurses in the Health Promotion Division, Healthy Families Department, based in the Lindsay office.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Health Promotion Division, the Public Health Nurse is accountable to Health Promotion Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Healthy Growth and Development Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and relevant protocols. The Public Health Nurse may also be accountable to implement the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program in accordance with the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Protocol 2018 and other duties as assigned by Health Promotion Management.

The Public Health Nurse assigned to the Healthy Families Department uses a comprehensive health promotion approach to reduce health inequities of families and children. By adopting the public health core competencies and using knowledge of the social determinants of health, population health, evidence-based practice, the Public Health Nurse works to achieve optimal preconception, pregnancy, newborn, child, youth, parental and family health.

The Public Health Nurse is expected to work independently and as part of an interprofessional team to deliver public health programming. The Public Health Nurse fosters collaborative relationships with community partners, children, youth, and parents to plan, implement and evaluate healthy growth and development programs.

All Registered Nurses employed by HKPRDHU are required to maintain competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

Public Health Nurses work within their scope of practice, recognizing their limits of practice and consulting appropriately.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • University degree in Nursing

2. Experience

  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred

3. Other

  • Proof of current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health Practitioner, Front Line Provider, as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Public Health Standards
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrates customer service and interpersonal skills at a level to develop and maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Excellent time-management skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines with the ability to deal with multiple demands
  • Excellent written communication skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrates initiative consistently with a commitment to quality and process improvement
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop community partnerships, to identify and strengthen local community capacities to act on health issues, and to establish and maintain linkages with community leaders and other key health promotion stakeholders
  • Demonstrates knowledge of health communication and knowledge translation for varied audiences
  • Ability to analyze report data and trends in services to inform practice
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office, internet, and any other related reporting software
  • Ability to establish therapeutic nursing relationships with vulnerable families who have complex health needs
  • Ability to apply nursing theory and learning principles with knowledge of prenatal, postpartum, and early childhood health concerns
  • Demonstrates the ability to set goals, assess clients, and evaluate goals using a client and family centred approach
  • Experience with program planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Demonstrates the ability to promote healthy growth and development of children and families through nursing assessment, intervention, and referral
  • Knowledge of the Baby Friendly Initiative and infant feeding best practices
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within two months of hire

Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range : ONA Scale 2019 $76,030 – $83,489
Location: Lindsay


Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter by
4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9th , 2020.

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551
E-mail: jobs@hkpr.on.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Public Health Nurse – Health Promotion – Summary

Public Health Nurse – Health Promotion

Competition #0017-20

Position Summary:

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is accountable to Division Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements for programs and services, as per the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018, related protocols and guidelines.

All Registered Nurses employed by HKPRDHU are required to maintain competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

The PHN is expected to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures or policies and/or to develop new procedures for approval to complete assigned work. The PHN will seek direction when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

1. Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • University degree in Nursing

2. Experience

  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is an asset
  • Experience working with priority populations, community mobilization and capacity building

3. Other

  • Proof of current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Front Line Provider as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months ONA)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within two months of hire.

Start Date: Immediately
Term: 12 months with possible extension
Salary Range : ONA Salary 2019 – $76,030 – $83,489
Location: TBD


Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551
E-mail: jobs@hkpr.on.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Public Health Nurse – Health Promotion – Description

Position Summary

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is accountable to Division Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements for programs and services, as per the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018, related protocols and guidelines.

All Registered Nurses employed by HKPRDHU are required to maintain competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

The PHN is expected to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures or policies and/or to develop new procedures for approval to complete assigned work. The PHN will seek direction when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with Health Unit and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of ONA.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises Director/Manager of issues, requirements, and accomplishments.
  • Generates regular, timely, complete and accurate records and reports to adequately reflect the implementation of the assigned program areas and reports as required by Division Management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with department members and Management, may assist in the planning, preceptorship and evaluation of appropriate field placements for students in the health sciences/studies/promotion or nursing fields.
  • Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice.
Professional
  • Provides information and advice to Management, Health Unit staff, community partners and the public regarding assigned program areas.
  • Maintains competency by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars, through private study and/or participation in networks as approved by Management, and in accordance with Regulated Health Professionals Legislation.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Division Management and/or the MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by Management.
  • Acts as a resource person for the Health Unit and community in planning programs, activities and resources.
  • Documents in accordance with organizational policies and procedures and College of Nurses practice standards.
Financial
  • May recommend to department members and Division Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • In consultation with Division Management, may prepare budget for assigned projects, obtaining community partner input (and approval, if necessary) as appropriate.
  • May assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding to enhance programs and research projects.
  • May provide input to draft financial reports for approval by Division Management in preparation for submission to outside funders as required.
Program
  • Participates in collaborative, cooperative, coordinated work within assigned program areas and with other Health Unit staff and partners as appropriate to support the efficient and effective implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as assigned.
  • In collaboration with department members and community partners as appropriate, participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in division, department, team, and individual meetings as requested by department Management for the purpose of ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of assigned programs.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Uses clinical nursing skills to assess health status, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Participates in 24-hour on call responsibilities as required, if applicable.
  • Participates in the maintenance of current Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database systems, or electronic medical records.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.
Physical
  • The position involves travel and variations of the working day.
  • Works in a safe manner as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Performs work in an environment (primarily indoors) with little to no exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards.
  • Does light physical activity of long duration and medium physical activity of intermediate duration.
  • Performs work involving almost continuous periods of mental, visual and/or auditory concentration of intermediate duration and/or frequent periods of long duration.
  • Detects and works toward eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • University degree in Nursing
2.Experience
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is an asset
  • Experience working with priority populations, community mobilization and capacity building
3.Other
  • Proof of current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Front Line Provider as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months ONA)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within two months of hire

Public Health Inspector – Health Protection – Description

Position Summary

As a member of the Health Protection Division, the Public Health Inspector is accountable to Health Protection Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Environmental Health Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related legislation and protocols including but not limited to the:

  • Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • Healthy Menu Choices Act
  • Skin Cancer Prevention Act
  • Safe Drinking Water Act and all application regulations
  • Safe Drinking Water and Fluoride Monitoring Protocol
  • Food Safety Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Complaints Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
  • Infectious Diseases Protocol
  • Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Recreational Water Protocol

Areas of emphasis may include any combination of the following: Food Safety, Safe Water, Healthy Environments including Health Hazard Prevention and Management, Personal Services Settings, Infection Prevention and Control, Prevention and Management of Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention, and Rabies Prevention and Control.

The Public Health Inspector is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods or procedures and/or to develop new procedures to complete assigned work.

Direction is to be sought when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with Health Unit, departmental and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of CUPE.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises Director/Manager of issues, needs and accomplishments.
  • Generates regular, timely, complete and accurate records and reports to adequately reflect the implementation of the assigned program areas and reports as required by Health Protection Management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with Health Protection Division members and Management, may assist in the planning, preceptorship and evaluation of placements for students in appropriate fields of study.
  • Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice.
Professional
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and effectively without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quality inspections.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply initiative, tact, diplomacy, and judgement in work-related engagements including enforcement.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and re-organize workload as priorities and demands change.
  • Computer literacy using inspection databases (e.g., Hedgehog)
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Provides information and advice to Health Protection Management, Health Unit staff, community partners and the public regarding assigned program areas.
  • Maintains competency by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars, through private study and/or participation in networks as approved by Health Protection Management.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Health Protection Management and/or MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, division and/or assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by EH Management.
  • Provides consultation to municipal representatives and the public regarding regulatory requirements as they pertain to water, food safety, health hazards, personal services settings, rabies control, and emergency response.
Financial
  • May recommend to Health Protection Division members and Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • In consultation with Health Protection Management, may prepare budget for assigned projects, obtaining community partner input (and approval, if necessary) as appropriate.
  • May assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding to enhance programs and research projects.
  • May provide input to draft financial reports for approval by Health Protection Management in preparation for submission to outside funders as required.
Program
  • Participates in collaborative, cooperative, coordinated work within assigned program areas and with other Health Unit staff and partners as appropriate to support the efficient and effective implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as assigned.
  • In collaboration with Health Protection Division members and community partners as appropriate, participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of assigned Health Protection Division programs.
  • Participates in division, team and individual meetings as requested by Health Protection Management to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of assigned programs.
  • Participates in 24-hour on call responsibilities as required.
  • Participates in the maintenance of current environmental health database systems and/or electronic medical records.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.
Physical
  • Works in a safe manner as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Performs work in an environment with frequent exposure to major disagreeable conditions or hazards.
  • Does medium physical activity of long duration and heavy activity of intermediate duration.
  • Performs work involving almost continuous periods of mental, visual and/or auditory concentration of intermediate duration and/or frequent periods of long duration.
  • Detects and works toward eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Inspector as per Qualifications for Public Health Professionals Protocol 2018
  • University degree in Environmental Health
  • CIPHI member in good standing
2.Experience
  • Prior experience in the enforcement of legislation is preferred
  • Review and understanding of engineering reports and procedures is preferred
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred
  • For assignments in Infection Prevention and Control including personal services setting inspection, infection control complaint/lapse, certification in infection control (CIC) and/or certification in reprocessing of medical devices is preferred
3.Other
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Front Line Provider as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Individuals granted certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) after January 1, 2017, will be required to maintain a regular membership with CIPHI and participate in the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) program
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Public Health Inspector – Health Protection – Summary

Public Health Inspector – Health Protection

Competition #0012-20

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has openings for 1.0 FTE permanent full-time Public Health Inspectors in the Health Protection Division, Environmental Health Department, based in our Lindsay and Haliburton offices.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Health Protection Division, the Public Health Inspector is accountable to Health Protection Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Environmental Health Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related legislation and protocols including but not limited to the:

  • Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • Healthy Menu Choices Act
  • Skin Cancer Prevention Act
  • Safe Drinking Water Act and all application regulations
  • Safe Drinking Water and Fluoride Monitoring Protocol
  • Food Safety Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Complaints Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
  • Infectious Diseases Protocol
  • Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Recreational Water Protocol

Areas of emphasis may include any combination of the following: Food Safety, Safe Water, Healthy Environments including Health Hazard Prevention and Management, Personal Services Settings, Infection Prevention and Control, Prevention and Management of Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention, and Rabies Prevention and Control.

The Public Health Inspector is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods or procedures and/or to develop new procedures to complete assigned work.

Direction is to be sought when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

Please visit our website www.hkpr.on.ca under our Careers section, for full details about the position.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Inspector as per Qualifications for Public Health Professionals Protocol 2018
  • University degree in Environmental Health
  • CIPHI member in good standing

   2. Experience

  • Prior experience in the enforcement of legislation is preferred
  • Review and understanding of engineering reports and procedures is preferred
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred
  • For assignments in Infection Prevention and Control including personal services setting inspection, infection control complaint/lapse, certification in infection control (CIC) and/or certification in reprocessing of medical devices is preferred

   3. Other

  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Front Line Provider as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Individuals granted certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) after January 1, 2017, will be required to maintain a regular membership with CIPHI and participate in the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) program
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Start Date: ASAP                                          
Salary Range : CUPE Scale 2019 $76,038 – $83,468
Location: Lindsay and Haliburton


Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551
E-mail: jobs@hkpr.on.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Board of Health

The Board of Health oversees the work of the Health Unit and ensures staff provide the programs and services required under the Ontario Public Health Standards. These standards are set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term.

On behalf of the Board of Health, the Medical Officer of Health administers the public health programs and services in agreement with the Mission, Vision and Values of our Health Unit.

The Board of Health has representatives from the funding municipalities (Northumberland County, Haliburton County, and the City of Kawartha Lakes) and provincial appointees.

For more information or to receive a copy of the meeting minutes, call us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1466

Board of Health Members – 2020
Doug Elmslie (Chair),
City of Kawartha Lakes
Andrea Roberts,
Haliburton County
Carol Brown, Provincial Appointee
John Henderson (Vice-Chair),
Northumberland County
Tracy Richardson,
City of Kawartha Lakes
Bill Cane,
Northumberland County
Bob Crate,
Northumberland County
Upcoming Meetings:

To be announced

Careers

The HKPR District Health Unit provides programs and services to residents of Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

We employ a variety of professionals who work with our communities to help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles.

Interested in joining our team? Resumes may be submitted for positions listed under External Job Postings.

If no positions are listed, please check back frequently for future openings.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Call Us Direct

Have a specific question for our staff?

Call at 1-866-888-4577 and choose one of the following extensions:

  • Animal Bites – 5006
  • Beach Water Testing – 5006
  • Breastfeeding Support – 5003
  • Dental Health Clinics – 1247
  • Food Handler Courses – 5006
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program – 5003
  • Immunization Questions/Clinics – 1507
  • Infectious Diseases – 1232
  • Prenatal Classes – 5003
  • Speech and Language – 5003
  • Quitting Smoking – 2202
  • Sexual Health Clinics – 1205
  • Well Water Testing – 5006

For questions regarding COVID-19, specifically, call:

  • COVID-19 – 5020

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Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit!

Public health programs keep our community healthy by help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Lindsay Office

108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Office Locations

Haliburton Office

191 Highland Street
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0


Lindsay Office

108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5


Port Hope Office

200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Haliburton Office

191 Highland Street
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Port Hope Office

200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

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Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit!

Public health programs keep our community healthy by help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

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