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Oct 16 2020

Perinatal Registered Practical Nurse

CERF Niagara


Job Description

Contract of  3 months at 35 hours/week or 6 months at 21 hours/week, with possibility of extension

Location: Hamilton with travel

Hourly salary grid: $24.17 to $29.12

Under the direction of the Specialized Services Director, the Perinatal Registered Nurse works with new parents and their newborns in the areas served by the CSCHN to provide one-on-one counselling on nutrition and health care during the prenatal and postnatal periods.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide individual prenatal and postnatal consultation sessions related to maternal health care
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of families with babies
  • Create and promote a support system for new mothers and their newborns.
  • Promote breastfeeding and its duration by offering prenatal and postnatal support.
  • Plan, organize and deliver group activities such as prenatal classes, postnatal education groups, parent groups, etc.
  • Provide postnatal follow up on nutritional care for newborns
  • Prepare snacks and cold dishes for group activities
  • Make home visits or individual consultations
  • Plans and prepares the materials needed to teach and demonstrate the selected elements during a visit
  • To encourage the development and maintenance of strong relationships between parents and children.
  • Maintains prenatal and postnatal statistics and records and prepares reports
  • Participate in relevant networks/committees as requested by the Supervisor


  • Practical nursing degree from a recognized institution
  • Certificate of Qualification from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Two to three years’ experience in a public service or healthcare organization
  • In-depth knowledge of the special needs of new mothers
  • Ability to work with pregnant mothers, fathers, and newborns
  • Excellent communication skills (including ability to speak in front of groups)
  • Interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Fluency in spoken and written French and English
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability towork independently
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings to meet customer needs
  • Hold a valid Ontario driver’s license and have access to a motor vehicle

How to Apply

Please send us your resume and cover letter in French or English by email to

 Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara

810, East Main Street, Welland, ON L3B 3Y4; Phone: (905)734-1141 Fax: (905) 734-1678 –

The CSC is committed to the principle of equal access to employment.

Accommodations are available upon request. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Job Categories: Infirmière auxiliaire périnatale. Job Types: Contract. Salary: $24.17 à $29.12. Job expires in 22 days.

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