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Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Family Health, Reference Number: 2024-091

  • Full Time
  • Sioux Lookout, ON
  • $85,985 - $110,682 per annum USD / Year
  • Salary: $85,985 - $110,682 per annum
  • 2024-06-30

Website Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority

Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Family Health
Internal/External Posting
Full-time Position
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Salary Range: $85,985 – $110,682 per annum
Reference Number: 2024-091
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Job Summary:
The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations communities. The
Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public
health to the region. The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and
monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.
The Raising our Children section of the model includes Family Health, Youth Development, and Building
Healthy Relationships. The Nurse will work with the Family Health team of Raising our Children to provide
expertise around maternal, newborn, and child health. The role of the Nurse will be to support community-based workers and to enhance community health services.
The Community Wellbeing Nurse Specialist – Family Health is directly accountable to the Raising our
Children Manager.
• Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)
• Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing BScN from an accredited University with identifiable
community health nursing content
• Current CPR certification
• Three years experience in public/community health nursing, program planning, implementation,
and evaluation
• Knowledge of, and/or experience with, maternal-newborn health, reproductive health, and child
health programs
• Knowledge of, and/or experience in vaccine preventable diseases
• Knowledge of, and/or, experience with, infant feeding, especially breastfeeding
• International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or working towards certification would be an
• Knowledge of, and/or experience with, principles of adult education, health promotion, and
community mobilization an asset
• Experience/interest working with at-risk families
• A strong understanding of the social determinants of health and the impact on First Nations is
• Valid Ontario G drivers licence
• Ability to perform the requirements of the role on a regular basis
Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Identify health issues and needs relevant to First Nation communities and participate in
population level health planning
2. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing programs and community-wide based initiatives
using the current knowledge of practices and trends related to the field of public health.
3. Participate in the development and evaluation of education materials and provide support to
health promotion activities for Raising our Children.
4. Support and build capacity of community-based family health workers through:
a) Mentorship
b) Developing and providing resources
c) Facilitating access to professional development opportunities
d) Conducting training and workshops
5. Provide health education to prenatal and new mothers residing at the hostels.
6. Provide clinical expertise to the Raising our Children team and to community health care
7. Establish and maintain close working relationships with each First Nation community’s
leadership and health staff in order to build capacity and promote awareness and self-determination within family health programming and services.
8. Facilitate community development and community mobilization.
9. Provide orientation of SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing, and Raising our
Children team to primary health care providers and facilitate continued learning opportunities
regarding reproductive health, maternal-newborn health, and child health.
10. Advocate for clients and communities to enhance health determinants:
a) Liaise and work in partnership with internal and external committees, working groups,
task forces, organizations, and coalitions as a representative for SLFNHA, to accomplish
the roles and responsibilities noted above.
b) Conduct quality control surveillance on data management and systems operations in
conjunction with the Raising our Children Manager, Data Clerks, and Epidemiologist.
c) Maintain required professional memberships and professional competence through
participation in professional development programs and by self-directed study.
d) Perform other duties for SLFNHA as directed.

Apply online at
Human Resource Department
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority
P.O. Box 1300, 61 Queen Street
Sioux Lookout, ON P8T 1B8
Phone: (807) 737-1802
Fax: (807) 737-2969

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization
status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

Closing Date: Until Filled

No resumes received after this time will be accepted.
The Health Authority wishes to thank all applicants in advance.
However, only those granted an interview will be contacted.

For additional information regarding the Health Authority, please visit our website at
SLFNHA is a proud supporter of Mikinakoos Children’s Fund. To find out more, visit

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