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Manager, Sexually Transmitted Disease, City of Toronto

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Major Responsibilities

* Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements

* Manages, motivates and trains the unit'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.

* Develops, recommends and administers the annual budget for the unit, and ensures that the unit's expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations

* Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure that programs and services in the community meet the legislated requirements of the Health Promotion and Protection Act, the Mandatory Health Programs and Services Guidelines, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Personal Health Information and Protection Act, the Child and Family Services Act, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Regulated Health Professionals Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and protect the city from potential liability and negative public image

* Plans, develops, co-ordinates, implements and evaluates communicable disease control programs and services on a regional and city-wide basis, including writing and presenting Board of Health, Health Canada and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care reports

* Establishes networks and liaisons with staff/managers from other programs, community agencies and provincial and federal government staff dealing with program issues

* Organizes, leads and co-ordinates program operational and strategic planning through work on committees

* Ensures that the strategic direction and service delivery of the organization is responsive to evolving public needs resulting from changing communicable disease trends, treatments, innovative prevention strategies and changing priorities

* Analyses research and other data to identify issues, trends and best practices to develop innovative approaches for service delivery

* Manages, counsels and directs staff/supervisors regarding the management of complex, high-risk cases and program delivery issues

* Responds to the information needs of others, including front-line staff, senior management, community groups and the media

* Makes recommendations to the AMOH/Director, Communicable Disease Control, the Associate Medical Officer of Health and the Medical Officer of Health related to program issues

* Manages staff in various sites and programs and provides management to unfamiliar staff from other offices while providing after-hours services, covering the work of other managers or dealing with multiple regional program offices

* Manages evening and weekend staff and activities, including work at different and unfamiliar sites. Provides after-hours emergency communicable disease response for the entire city for four to five weeks of the year including taking on call responsibility, around-the-clock response on weeknights and weekends. Provides public health advice and ensures case/contact/tracing follow-up for high-risk sexually transmitted infections.

Key Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree in Health or Social Science and/or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience OR 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 projects and/or teams, ideally in Sexually Transmitted Infections and Infection Control related programs

3. Proven experience establishing and maintaining co-operative relationships with governmental, public and private agencies, health service providers and Sexually Transmitted Infections specialists

4. Proven ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate programs

5. Experience in working with relevant legislation and standards

6. Considerable experience in client case management and contact tracing

7. Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety.

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter, quoting File #X5CNS8220, using one of the following methods:

Fax (416) 397-9818, or or

Mail to Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Salary: $79,502.54-$98,560.54 annually

Applications must be received by July 26, 2005.

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

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