Community Health Nurse Supervisor

  • CompanyChippewas of the Thames First Nation Health Centre
  • Job TypeHealth
  • Required ExperienceMinimum three year's experience in Community Health
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsCompletion of a University (BScN), College or other approved Registered Nursing Program
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline10/27/2023

Job Description


POSITION: Community Health Nurse Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Health Department
REPORTS TO: Health Services Manager
TERM: Full-time
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
POSTING DATE: October 6, 2023
CLOSING DATE: October 27, 2023, at 4:00 pm., late applications will not be accepted.

The Community Health Nurse Supervisor is responsible for identifying, assessing, planning, implementing, delivering and evaluating Community Health Programs that address the health needs and issues of the residents of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. The focus of the Health Department is to work with the community to address the 14 social determinants of health from a holistic perspective and requires knowledge about community health development and strategic planning efforts as identified in the COTTFN Community Story and Comprehensive Community Plan. Chippewa Health Department recognizes the importance of maintaining high standards and top-quality health care services and is accredited through the Canadian
Accreditation Council. The CHN Supervisor maintains current in nursing practices by participating in teleconferences and training through First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB). The CHN Supervisor accesses Chippewa culture and community to ensure a knowledge base and contacts to blend with program delivery.

The CHN Supervisor consults and collaborates with individuals, families, community, partners with other professionals, organizations, federal and provincial governments to meet identified needs. The goal of the CHN Supervisor is to promote and preserve the health of the community through a focus on health promotion, health maintenance and health education. In addition, the CHN Supervisor ensures that mandatory programs of Communicable Disease and Immunization are delivered. Functional consultation, support and guidance in nursing practices issues and concerns are provided by Southern Ontario First Nations & Inuit Health Branch. The CHN Supervisor adheres to: Home and Community Care Program’s Policies and Procedures, the Health Centre’s Accreditation Operational Policies and Procedures Manual, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual, COTTFN Finance Regulation and COTTFN Financial Administrative Law. The CHN Supervisor supports, assists and promotes the vision, mission and philosophy of the Chippewa of the Thames Health Center, and overall vision of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. The CHN Supervisor participates in the initiatives identified in the comprehensive community plan and the community story and adapts to the ongoing needs of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation. The CHN Supervisor complies with the requirements that maintain accreditation status and quality of improvement standards.

Community Health:
1. Collaborates with other community nurses and health department staff to carry out nursing programs;
2. Utilizes the nursing process; making family and individual assessments; making individual nursing care plans; implementing plans; evaluating the outcome and continually modifying the plans, based on the assessed needs of the individual or family and the prescribed medical regimen as per the
Home and Community Care Program;
3. Applies the nursing process to individual and families, identified at being at risk, or in need of nursing care;
4. Provides comprehensive community health nursing program at clinic visits, home visits, school visits and planned classes or workshops;
5. Carries out the nursing process, utilizing the criteria recommended in departmental program guidelines and in conjunction with specific program objectives;
6. Offers rabies vaccination clinic annually;
7. Follows up on persons bitten by animals and ensures proper medical care/advice is given;
8. Provides Influenza Clinics to individuals and community as needed and post flyers, publish in Community Newsletter and use Multimedia to advertise clinic dates;
9. Develops a comprehensive community wellness action plan;
10. Updates Pandemic Plan as required;
11. Other duties as assigned.

1. Completion of a University (BScN), College or other approved Registered Nursing Program;
2. Valid certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
3. Member of Registered Nurses Association of Ontario;
4. Minimum three years experience in Community Health;
5. First Nations Inuit Health (FNIH) approved training in Community Health;
6. Computer skills: Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint Electronic Medical Records;
7. Basic knowledge of the cultural uniqueness of the Chippewa of the Thames First Nation;
8. Current immunizations including 3 doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine
9. Current First Aid/CPR certificate;
10. WHMIS certification;
11. Mental Health First Aid training;
12. Safety Talk training;
13. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training;
14. Cultural Diversity Training;
15. Safe Food Handling;
16. Privacy Training;
17. Current Vulnerable Sector police check and maintains record in good standing during course of employment;
18. Valid Driver’s License, driver’s abstract, proof of insurance and reliable vehicle;
19. Flexibility to work some evenings, weekends and travel as required;
20. A registered member of a First Nation as per Section 16(1) of the Human Rights Act is preferred.

Hiring of Indigenous people will be given preference, please identify.
Interested Applicants, please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, Three work related references, photocopies of
education documents to:

Kate Arnold,
Human Resources Manager
Chippewa of the Thames First Nation
Human Resources Manager
320 Chippewa Road
Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0
We thank all candidates for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available
on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Full Job Description available from the Health Department