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Public Health Inspector, Infectious Disease Control, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline January 8, 2010

Part-time

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has a permanent part-time position for a Public Health Inspector on the Infectious Disease Control Team, within Communicable Disease and Sexual Health Services. We are seeking motivated, self-directed individuals who wish to join an inter-professional team focusing on food safety and infectious disease prevention and control in Hospitals, Long Term Care Homes, Personal Service Settings, and Day Nurseries as well as reportable disease follow-up. Public Health Inspectors are responsible for delivering comprehensive communicable disease programs related to infection control in the community by applying their expertise in the areas of prevention, enforcement, promotion, protection, education, and research.

This position requires a B.A.Sc. in Environmental Health and certification as a Public Health Inspector by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI). Candidates must also have a valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and use of a reliable vehicle. Applicants should also have the ability to work in a collaborative team environment as well as independently, very good computer skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a thorough knowledge of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, related regulations, and the Ontario Public Health Standards. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is located in the heart of downtown London, just a short walk from Victoria Park, City Hall, Covent Garden Market, and the John Labatt Centre. London is the geographic centre of Southwestern Ontario, strategically located at the junction of Highways 401 and 402, less than a two-hour drive from Windsor, Detroit, Toronto, and Buffalo, and less than an hour from the Grand Bend resort area on the shores of Lake Huron. The City of London, also known as the Forest City, is the home of the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College.

Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.

Please apply no later than January 8, 2010, quoting position number IDCPTPHIOPP-0909/01, to:

Human Resources Department
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street
London, ON N6A 5L7
Fax: 519-663-5086
E-mail: recruit@mlhu.on.ca

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit, a teaching health unit, is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.