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Program Manager, Infectious Disease Control, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline 25, 2012
 
Make your impact and contribution in Public Health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit as the Program Manager of the Infectious Disease Control (IDC) Team. Reporting to the Associate Medical Officer of Health / Director of Oral Health, Communicable Disease, and Sexual Health Services, the Program Manager works in a multidisciplinary environment and collaborates with provincial and federal health agencies, other health units and healthcare providers. The successful candidate will lead an intradisciplinary team of Public Health Nurses and Public Health Inspectors whose primary responsibility is the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
 
The IDC Team, under the leadership of the Manager, is responsible for:

  • Fulfilling public health standards for infection prevention and control in long term care, child care and personal services settings;
  • Conducting food safety inspections of institutional premises including hospitals, long term care and retirement homes, and child cares;
  • Prevention and control of communicable diseases in the community, such as enteric illnesses, tuberculosis, meningitis, hepatitis, etc.;
  • The management of communicable disease outbreaks;
  • Providing information to members of the public.

Requirements include a Masters degree in a health-related discipline and a B.Sc. in Nursing with a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario, or a B.Sc. in Applied Sciences (Environmental Health) with certification as a Public Health Inspector from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors or a Masters degree in Epidemiology. Previous work experience in public health and management as well as knowledge of communicable diseases or related areas such as vaccines or epidemiology are considered assets. Requirements also include good computer skills, proven leadership ability, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills. The ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.
 
Please see http://www.healthunit.com for further information about our programs and services.
 
Please apply by May 25, 2012, quoting posting #IDCFTMGR-0512-01, to:
 
Human Resources
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 is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.