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Manager, Communicable Diseases, Peel Health

File #06-306
Salary Range:  $75,769-$94,712
Location: 44 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton
Contract full-time:  approximately thirteen (13) months

The Department, Division and its Strategy
Working within the Public Health Department and reporting to the
Director of Communicable Diseases, you will support the Division's
mandate to provide immunizations, vaccine distribution, infection
prevention and control, communicable disease control investigations
including outbreak management/case management and management of the
Division's tier two call centre for professional and public inquiries.

The Team You Will Lead

The Manager will directly supervise a sectional management team of six
reporting Supervisors which deliver a full range of Communicable
Disease services, a Policy and Research Specialist and Administrative
Support.  Indirect reports will include Public Health Nurses,
Public Health Inspectors, Registered Nurses, Health Outreach Workers,
Health Promotion Officers and Administrative Support staff.

Your Role

You will be responsible for planning, developing, implementing and
evaluating programs set out under the Ministry of Health's Mandatory
Programs and Services Guidelines and regulatory interventions defined
under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Immunization of School
Pupils Act and Day Nurseries Act.  Standards for which this
position must report on compliance through the Director of Communicable
Diseases include:  Tuberculosis Control, Infection Control, and
Control of Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Preventable Diseases. 
You will provide leadership for Communicable Diseases planning related
to emergencies such as pandemic influenza and bio terrorism events.

This position will be accountable for accurate reporting of service
indicators, trends, gaps in service delivery and proactive planning to
increase mandatory program compliance in key areas.  You will
provide direct input into the development, monitoring of the
Department's Service Strategy Business Plan and Best Action Plan.

You will be required to recruit, coach, motivate, train and evaluate
reporting staff while ensuring efficient and effective utilization of
resources.  You will provide guidance on technical and human
resource issues arising from operating supervisors and ensure
consistent applications of both Regional policies/procedures are
applied. You will work closely with the Associate Medical Officer of
Health for medical consultations on complex cases, program policy and
approvals of a highly technical nature.

You will assist with policy development related to investigations,
management of communicable diseases and outbreak control both
internally and with external clients (i.e. police, fire, ambulance,
child care and long term care operators).  You will lead the
development of communication around major health promotion campaigns
and participate on departmental, inter-health unit and interagency

You will require a thorough knowledge of the specialized areas of
health planning, communicable disease management, infection control and
epidemiology.  You will hold a Masters Degree in a health related
field from a recognized university combined with a minimum of five
years direct frontline supervisory experience.  

You must be a strategic thinker in order to assist with setting
Divisional priorities and goals.  You will be results oriented and
customer/client focused.  You must demonstrate the ability to
lead, manage and motivate a highly skilled professional team of
Supervisors.  You will require knowledge of Regional
policies/practices, Provincial legislation/standards and have excellent
skills in program planning, implementation and evaluation. The
successful incumbent will demonstrate strong facilitation,
presentation, research and analytical skills.

Your exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written) are
needed to report and function as a key liaison between the concerns
escalated from the general  public and health professional
inquiries, case management of complex cases, contact investigations,
outbreak and risk communications, through the office of the Medical
Officer of Health.  Your strong problem solving skills are
required to resolve issues that arise from the complexity of the work
handled in this area.  Your ability to build and maintain
partnerships, negotiate and resolve conflict with external/internal
clients and stakeholders is a key function of this position.
Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills including budget
preparation and expenditure monitoring is a key function of this
position.  An aptitude in epidemiology is an essential skill
required to understand the complexity of the issue and to report on
it.  Political astuteness is a must.     

To pursue this attractive leadership opportunity, please apply online
to  Please select current listings
and go to Manager, Communicable Diseases (File #06-306).  You will
be invited to complete the competency profile, psychometric assessment
and Q&A.  The position closes on August 15, 2006.  

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