Community Health Nurse

by May 23, 2024

1 Full-Time Position

We provide primary health care through a range of options including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Our team includes health professionals, educators and support workers representing both traditional Anishinaabe and contemporary models of care, and uses wholistic health and community development concepts.

The Community Health Nurse works within an interprofessional team comprised of registered and non-registered healthcare professionals, both directly and under the facilitation of medical directives, to facilitate the coordination of client care and supports optional functioning of the team to provide wholistic healthcare services at the community level. The CHN implements mandatory and discretionary community health programs in specified communities within the professional scope of practice established by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

This position is part of the Ontario Nurses Association Bargaining unit.

NOTE: Anishinaabe traditional practices involve cultural ceremonies and burning sacred medicines including tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar within the work setting.


  • current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • willingness to work to a full scope including performing delegated acts through medical directives;
  • experience in community health nursing a definite asset;
  • training and experience in basic and/or advanced wound care an asset;
  • experience and demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, de-colonial, trauma-informed, and client-centered approach to support WNHAC values in meaningful ways;
  • deep understanding and experience of Indigenous culture, values, and perspectives as well as traditional and contemporary health care practices, and wholistic health and wellbeing;
  • ability to speak and understand Anishinaabemowin a definite asset;
  • experience working in an Indigenous organization; understanding and/or willingness to learn of Indigenous culture and values;
  • proof of immunization in compliance with policy requirements is mandatory;
  • valid drivers’ license, own vehicle and willingness and ability to travel required;
  • criminal records check and current drivers’ abstract required;
  • commitment to ongoing training and professional development relevant to job requirements; and
  • positive attitude and capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model.


Please send resume with covering letter and three references, to:

Community Health Nurse

Email: HRTeam@wnhac.org
Fax: (807) 467-8341
Phone: (888) MYWNHAC

P.O. Box 320,
Keewatin, Ontario
P0X 1C0

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As an Indigenous employer we encourage First Nations, Inuit, and Metis applicants to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to HRteam@wnhac.org


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