Reporting to the Manager, Health Protection or Infectious Disease Control, is responsible for monitoring, promoting, and ensuring compliance with Provincial and Regional legislation, as well as Ministry of Health’s Ontario Public Health Standards, under the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA) in order to prevent, eliminate and decrease health hazard impacts and prevent/control/reduce the acquisition and transmission of infectious diseases in the Region; carrying out duties in accordance with Divisional, Departmental and Regional policies, procedures and guidelines.
- Carries out duties, provides public health inspection services in the community and monitors, promotes and ensures compliance with appropriate and related legislation, regulations, guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols and operational standards.
- Provides public health management of cases, contacts and outbreaks to minimize the public health risk.
- Assesses, and where epidemiological evidence supports, inspects and evaluates infection prevention and control practices for respiratory and gastroenteritis outbreaks.
- Gathers surveillance data and monitors infectious and non-infectious disease trends over time.
- Inspects a variety of food premises, public swimming pools, spas, wading pools and non-regulated water facilities and small drinking water systems; conducts rabies investigations and carries out IPAC inspections of LTC, retirement homes, congregate settings and personal services settings.
- Samples and monitors the water quality of drinking water systems and public beaches.
- Acts as a Provincial Offences Officer to enforce legislation under the HPPA, the Provincial Offences Act and their associated regulations, including, but not limited to, seizure and issuing part 1 tickets, part 3 summons, warrants and orders.
- Provides telephone consultation and service (e.g. Health Connection) to the community to handle public health inquiries or complaints and initiates corrective action and/or recommends alternative solution, where appropriate.
- Responds to inquiries and complaints of drinking water quality; samples drinking water supplies when required, interprets water analysis reports and provides direction for corrective action.
- Presents training courses and information sessions to educate the general public and specific groups, including school boards, food handlers, personal service workers, child-care providers, care-givers, health care workers, community stakeholders, targeted vulnerable populations, etc., using appropriate teaching aids.
- Provides the public with health-related information and resources on public health programs including, but not limited to, Food Safety, Infection Prevention and Control, Vector-borne Diseases, Safe Water, Rabies, Infectious Disease Control, Indoor Air Quality and Climate Change.
- Successful completion of a University Degree in Environmental Health or related field or approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Current Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) [C.P.H.I.(C)].
- Working knowledge of pertinent regulations enacted under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, as well as the Ontario Public Health Standards, related protocols, directives, guidance documents and operational standards.
- Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
- Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online by August 29, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.