Licensed Practical Nurse - Public Health


Reporting to the Public Health Leader, the LPN works to full scope of practice within a multi-disciplinary and collaborative team to achieve standards for public health.  The LPN is accountable to provide competent, safe and ethical professional practice/service and apply public health core competencies to his/her work. 

 In collaboration with Public Health practitioners, the LPN supports the prevention and control of communicable and chronic diseases through, and adapts these processes in the pursuit of healthy development and healthy communities.

 The LPNs work has an emphasis on partnership and community development and he/she works in collaboration with the health authorities, schools, community agencies and groups and various sectors to promote and protect health and advocate for healthy public policy.

The LPN ensures that the principles and practices that guide the DHA such as the vision, mission, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.             


  • Eligible for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Pharmacology through the LPN core program or through a post-graduate course approved by the Practical Nurses Licensing Board.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada Skills Enhancement courses for Public Health Practitioner
  • Immunization certification
  • First aid and CPR
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, social justice and sustainable development, recognition of the importance of the health of the community as well as the individual, and respect for diversity, self-determination, empowerment and community participation.
  • Knowledge of immunization vaccines
  • Understanding working within a health promotion framework
  • Understanding of working within a population health framework
  • Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication skills including interview techniques, one-on-one counselling, group sessions and classroom education
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and be self-directed
  • Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Commitment to health and safety
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Travel will be required
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evening and weekends.

PREFERRED (considered an asset):

  • Public Health Agency of Canada Skills Enhancement courses for Public Health Practitioner
  • Ability to communicate in both French & English


Position to commence as soon as a suitable candidate is selected

Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactory Criminal Records Check as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check.

AVDHA has a smoke free and scent reduced environment policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interviewwill be contacted.