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Epidemiologist, Foundational Standard Team, Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deadline January 20, 2016

Thunder Bay, located on the north shore of Lake Superior and under the protective watch of the Sleeping Giant, is the largest city in the region, as well as the sunniest. Thunder Bay’s partnership with its sister cities and its richness in natural resources and human ingenuity have made it a centre of economic development, healthcare, education and tourism. In recent years, the City has enjoyed the emergence of a vibrant scientific and research community. This boom in the knowledge economy has augmented the City’s already excellent quality of life, which it has supported by investing in parks and recreation, transportation, clean water and efficient waste management. Through such efforts, the City earns its motto: “Superior By Nature.” The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is committed to achieving excellence in the delivery of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS). ‘The OPHS establishes requirements for fundamental public health programs and services, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection.’ Using a population health approach that includes  consideration of priority populations, and collaboration with both health and non-health sector partners, the TBDHU strives to meet the public health needs of the population, drawing upon and applying ‘relevant research, evidence and best practice’ within the local context to optimize the achievement of population health outcomes.

Epidemiologist, Foundational Standard Team

As a part of the Foundational Standard Team, the epidemiologist brings expertise in population health assessment and surveillance and epidemiological investigations to the Health Unit. Working collaboratively with Health Unit staff and management, the epidemiologist serves as a resource by obtaining and analyzing relevant data from a variety of sources to inform program planning, decision making, and priority setting. The epidemiologist brings their skills in epidemiological investigation and research to support public health responses to various issues affecting the health of the population. The epidemiologist also contributes to effective communication of population health information through a number of means to community partners and stakeholders for the benefit of the broader population.

Salary range: $75,332.11 - $88,626.14
Hours of work: Full-Time Contract (March 2016 - April 2017)

Application Deadline: January 20, 2016 – please quote competition # NU-16-02 in your Cover Letter and Resume

An exciting career in public health awaits you!

For detailed job descriptions and to apply online: TBDHU.COM/CAREERS

For detailed job descriptions and to apply online: TBDHU.COM/CAREERS