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Director, Communicable Diseases, Peel Health Department

Salary Range $98,368-$122,959
Location: Health Department , 44 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Position No.: 07- 86
Date Posted: March 20, 2007 (Noon)
Date Removed: April 17, 2007 (Noon)

The Department, Division and its Strategy

Peel Health Department provides public health and long term care services to 1.2 million residents in the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.  
Public Health provides programs and services in six key areas including communicable disease control and prevention, clinical services, enforcement, youth and adult illness prevention, early childhood development and health surveillance.  

The Communicable Diseases Division is responsible for the Provincial Public Health Standards in the areas of Infection Prevention and Control, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Healthy Sexuality and Surveillance.  

The Team You Will Lead

You will motivate and direct a highly competent and effective team of approximately 160 staff including 3 Managers (Manager of Healthy Sexuality,  Manager of Communicable Diseases and Manager of Vaccine Preventable Diseases) each responsible for multi-disciplinary teams of health professionals and administrative support staff.

Your Role

Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, you will be accountable for the overall direction and performance of the Communicable Diseases Division.  You will use your leadership skills and motivating abilities to ensure that the Communicable Diseases Division is positioned as a strategic partner in the communicable disease control and prevention programs in the health department and the community.  Programs and services will be delivered in a manner that addresses the specific needs of the community and that contributes to the departmental strategic plan and objectives.
You will lead the development of the vision and strategic planning for the Communicable Diseases Division.  You will guide the divisional management team in program, policy, standards development, coordinating and reporting on quality assurance and risk management.  You will establish/monitor divisional performance standards, measuring and reporting on divisional outcomes.  You will contribute to the department's business planning process as a member of the Public Health Management Team.

You will be required to understand and negotiate political boundaries, establish and build relationships with counterparts in other jurisdictions, agencies, and with community stakeholders. You will take decisive action consistent with strategic directions, be action oriented while realizing the short term and long term consequences of decisions with appropriate contingency plans.  Excellent change management knowledge and budget experience are also required for success in this role, as are expert level verbal and written communication skills.
Your Masters degree in a health science field along with a minimum of 8 years progressive management experience in delivering related public health programs will provide the foundation for you to lead the Communicable Diseases Division.

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online http://www.peelregion.ca/jobs and select Director, Communicable Diseases (File #07-86).  You will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your related education, experience and skills. 

The Region of Peel, an equal opportunity employer, appreciates all responses; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.