Northern Health

British Columbia

Public Health Nurse (Relief Part Time)

$31.71 - $41.63 hourly
Hazelton, British Columbia
Entry Level, Early Career

Position Summary

In accordance with Northern Health’s established vision and values and strategic and operational plans, the Public Health Nurse (PHN), as an integral member of the Public Health Services team, provides nursing services within the framework of the Population Health/Health Promotion Model. Inherent in the role are evidence informed knowledge, skills, and abilities specific to health promotion, epidemiology, community development, primary health care, public health ethics, and primary and secondary prevention strategies. 

The Public Health Nurse translates knowledge from the health and social sciences to support health enhancing environments and behaviour with diverse individuals, families, and population groups through universal and targeted interventions, programs and advocacy. Services are offered in communities, schools, homes and outreach locations to individuals, families and communities. Programs include: child/youth/family health, adult health, sexual and reproductive health services, communicable disease control, and others. Some aspects of this position will require certification according to CRNBC and employer standards.


  • Baccalaaureate degree in Nursing from a recognized university with community health content and theory including a practicum in a Public Health setting and/or recent experience in a Public Health setting.
  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of BC (CRNBC).
  • CPR within 3 years.
  • Current valid BC Driver’s License.
  • May require access to a personal vehicle.


  • Ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients and individuals, families and groups, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written and computer communication means.
  • Ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively.
  • Ability to recognize and intervene appropriately in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
  • Ability to transmit information intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize caseload/workload and make decisions regarding intervention and client care.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including relevant computer applications.
  • Ability to physically perform the duties of the position.


The Hazeltons (there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton) are located 290 km (180 miles) east of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as ‘Old Hazelton’ is located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway 16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet, is the site of the world famous ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum. 

The District of New Hazelton is located in Northwest British Columbia and is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. The area’s natural beauty and pristine wilderness has made New Hazelton a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

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