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Manager, Infection Control & Infectious Disease, City of Toronto

[Ed: Posting updated February 17]

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 25, 2011

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence and creating a transparent and accountable government. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Manager Infection Control & Infectious Disease, with the Public Health Division, at the City of Toronto.

Manager Infection Control & Infectious Disease
File Reference #: X11CSA21033

Major Responsibilities

  • Manages Control of Infectious Diseases and Infection Control program delivery in assigned region  
  • Manages the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of CID/IC programs  
  • Ensures that programs fulfill the Ontario Public Health Standards and are responsive to emerging issues, disease trends and community needs, addresses the growing diversity  of the community, integrates access and equity principles and reflects best practices  
  • Contributes to the development of annual program plans and budget, including the identification of required fiscal and human resources  
  • Establishes networks and liaison with staff from other programs, community agencies, governments and universities to negotiate/coordinate service partnerships, advocate for program needs and share expertise  
  • Conducts meetings and prepares written reports, correspondence, etc.  
  • Manages, motivates and trains the team's staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others  
  • Supervises the day to day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments and recommends disciplinary action when necessary  
  • Analyzes health status, socio-demographic and epidemiologic data and health research for use in strategic planning, operational planning and to make recommendations to the Director, the Associate Medical Officer of Health, the Board of Health, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and Health Canada  
  • Applies principles of epidemiology to most effectively evaluate and report on communicable disease data  
  • Ensures the maintenance of staff/office compliance with all Corporate and Provincial legislation, e.g., Ontario Human Rights Code, Health Promotion and Protection Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Occupational Health and Safety  
  • Ensures the enforcement of Regulations and Standards made pursuant to the Health Protection and Promotion Act  
  • Develops policies and procedures which ensure that programs and services implemented in the community meet the legislated requirements of the Health Promotion and Protection Act, the Ontario Public Health Standards, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and the Protection of Privacy Act, Child and Family Services Act, College of Nurses and Regulated Health Professionals Act and protect the city from potential liability and negative public image  
  • Identifies and acts to correct areas that compromise workplace health and safety in situations where the staff often work alone, have the community-at-large as a workplace, and offer services in non-public places such as client homes  
  • Provides on-call services and ensures control of outbreaks and urgent communicable diseases which occur after hours

Key Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Health or Social Science, OR a current Certificate in Public Health Inspection for Canada (C.P.H.I.C.), OR the approved equivalent combination of education and experience, OR a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university with preparation in public health or a Diploma in Public Health Nursing and a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.  
  2. Experience managing/supervising staff and teams, ideally in infectious diseases and infection control related programs.  
  3. Experience managing projects in a timely fashion.  
  4. Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs, including the development of policies and procedures.  
  5. Experience in working with relevant legislation and standards, along with familiarity with applicable collective agreements and government legislation in the area of Occupational Health and Safety.  
  6. Considerable experience in client case management and outbreak management.  
  7. Demonstrated ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.  
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.  
  9. Demonstrated ability to successfully initiate and manage change.  
  10. Ability to prepare reports, articles, deliver effective presentations and respond effectively  to the media.
  11. Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and access to a vehicle.

This opportunity is intended for external applicants only. Employees must apply through the Internal Job Posting Board on the City's Intranet within the internal job posting closing date.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter by visiting our website at Find the posting under "Current Opportunities".

Please do not send duplicates.  

Applications must be received by February 25, 2011.
Salary: $90,599.60 - $112,312.20 annually

Please note that applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal  peoples, people with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City of
Toronto's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in  advance.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City's Corporate Access & Privacy Office advises that sending personal  information by fax may not be a secure means of transmission.