Department/Division: Public Health & Emergency Services/Infectious Disease, Dental & Sexual Health
Union: Management/Management Support
Salary: $74,638.20 – $93,293.20 per annum
Location: 99 Regina St., S., Waterloo/150 Main St., Cambridge
Closing Date: March 24, 2017
Description of Duties:
Supervises, supports, leads, and directs activities and staff to ensure effective, efficient, consistent, and high quality clinical service delivery, quality assurance, orientation, training, and practices across the Division; provides related technical advice and training; and liaises with other management staff to ensure adherence to Ministry guidelines, Provincial Public Health Standards, legislation, and prescribed regulations and standards.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• Knowledge of the theories and principles of public health management, including health protection and promotion, epidemiology, program evaluation and research methodology; labour relations; policy, procedure, and program development; and medical directives acquired through a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with preparation in Public Health Nursing, current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, plus progressively responsible related experience in sexual health and/or immunization and vaccine preventable disease.
• Must possess current CPR certification.
• Immunization for Hepatitis B (or proof of immunity) and annual influenza vaccination required.
• Knowledge of immunization and infectious disease control, infection control, outbreak control measures, public health strategies related to incidence reduction, and the community and its resources.
• Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies and procedures; relevant legislation (e.g., Provincial Public Health Standards, health promotion and protection, immunization); and professional standards of practice of a variety of disciplines, including nursing.
• Analytical and problem solving skills to plan and develop objectives and determine goals; classify and organize work; make complex decisions, requiring interpreting legislation, regulations, policies, and scientific data which carry health impact and political, legal and financial implications; deal with changing issues/priorities and conflicting goals; identify, develop, and implement efficiencies, consistencies, and protocols in clinical practices; and plan work within general timeframes and expectations set by professional standards of practice, medical directives, and legislation.
• Leadership, communication, human relations, facilitation, and negotiation skills to supervise, develop, orient, train, motivate, and support staff in achieving objectives; develop and negotiate joint programming with community partner agencies; handle sensitive issues in a professional manner; present proposals and reports to departmental and Regional staff, Community Services Committee, Council, and community groups; deliver educational presentations to peers, professionals, community groups, and organizations; represent the Division/Department on committees; participate in news conferences; and participate as an effective team member.
• Ability to interpret and monitor literature reviews, medical directives, legislation, news media, research papers, journals and newsletters to remain informed of current developments in infectious disease. Ability to proofread and edit work of staff; compose reports of a technical/administrative nature, letters and instructions regarding immunization, policy/procedure manuals, training manuals, funding proposals, media releases, surveys, and questionnaires; and produce reports for stakeholders.
• Computer skills with ability to use software such as Microsoft Office; knowledge of information systems and data analysis, and ability to apply to program areas.
• Ability to participate in an official standby/on-call rotation to respond to legislated or time sensitive demands beyond regularly scheduled work hours.
• Ability to travel to locations within and outside Waterloo Region.
• Ability to support and project the Region’s values.