Capital District Health Authority Public Health Nurse – Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program Part Time in Halifax, NS

Capital District Health Authority

Branch Halifax NS CA

Public Health Nurse – Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program
Halifax, NS

Demonstrated knowledge of community development, epidemiology, surveillance, population health, and disease prevention concepts….

Opening Statement

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.


Reporting to the Manager of the Protecting Health Unit, the Public Health Nurse is a member of a multidisciplinary public health team and responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs. The Public Health Nurse, in partnership with groups and organizations, participates in activities that promote well-being, protect and maintain health, and prevent diseases. This position, assigned to the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program, is specifically responsible for activities as they relate to the prevention, control and follow-up of communicable diseases.


* Bachelor of Nursing with content in community/public health nursing
* Minimum 2 years of nursing experience
* Public health (Communicable Disease Prevention and Control), infectious disease, community or population health experience preferred
* Currently registered with CRNNS or eligible for registration
* Demonstrated knowledge of case investigation and management of communicable disease, and outbreak response
* Demonstrated ability in follow-up and investigation of communicable disease and the administration of immunization preferred
* Demonstrated knowledge of Public Health Nursing, Discipline Specific Competencies, as outlined by the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC)
* Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Public Health standards and protocols, including the Communicable Disease Prevention, Management, and Response Protocol
* Demonstrated knowledge of community development, epidemiology, surveillance, population health, and disease prevention concepts
* Completion of post-entry level competency in Immunization will be required within first 3 months
* Ability to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
* Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
* A valid Nova Scotia’s driver’s license and a reliable vehicle are required
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

* Casual relief position


Public Health Nurse:
$36.0809 – $42.8226 hourly
($44.3214 hourly with 25 years of RN experience)

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a NSGEU Nursing Agreement – Nursing Bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment at this site.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority policy at this site requires no smoking, vaping or tobacco use on the property or during staff-led patient outings. This means not using any tobacco products, other smoked or heated substances, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipes, vape pens and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) at any time.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Halifax, NS, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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