Job Category: Health Services
Division & Section: Public Health, PH Communicable Disease Control
Work Location: TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH HEADQUARTERS, 277 Victoria St
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $110,965.40-$130,366.60, PSG #TM0496 and wage grade 8.
Shift Information: Monday to Friday 35 hours per week
Qualified List will be established to fill permanent and temporary positions.
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 30-APR-2021 to 14-MAY-2021
Reporting to the Associate Medical Officer of Health, the Manager, Sexually Transmitted Diseases will lead a team of multidisciplinary professionals, and is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, evaluating and overseeing the delivery of the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Program. Providing recommendations for program improvements, the Manager will lead the provision of consistent and leading-edge services in a high volume program, including managing the Sexual Health Infoline of Ontario in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Health.
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.
Ensures that programs fulfill the Ontario Public Health Standards and are responsive to emerging issues, disease trends and community needs, addresses the growing diversity of the community, integrates access and equity principles and reflects best practices.
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 Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols, the Personal Health Information and Protection Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Child and Family Services Act, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Regulated Health Professionals Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
Plans, develops, coordinates, 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 reports.
Establishes networks and liaises with staff/managers from other programs, community agencies and provincial and federal government staff dealing with program issues.
Organizes, leads and coordinates program operations and strategic planning, represents the unit on work committees.
Ensures that the strategic direction and service delivery of the program 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.
Applies principles of epidemiology to most effectively evaluate and report on communicable disease data.
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.
Provides public health advice and ensures case/contact/tracing follow-up for high-risk sexually transmitted infections.
Ensures the maintenance of staff/office compliance with all Corporate and Provincial legislation, e.g., Ontario Human Rights Code, Health Promotion and Protection Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Occupational Health and Safety.
Identifies and acts to correct areas that compromise workplace health and safety in situations where the staff often work alone, have the community-at-large as a workplace, and offer services in non-public places such as client homes.
Provides on-call services and ensures control of outbreaks and urgent communicable diseases which occur after hours.
Post -secondary education in Health, Social Science, Nursing with a focus on Public Health Nursing or the equivalent combination of education and experience. A current certificate of competence from the CNO is preferred.
Considerable experience overseeing or coordinating a public health program, ideally in Sexually Transmitted Infections and Communicable Disease Control, with experience in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating changes to or the creation of public health programs.
Demonstrated experience with leading, supervising, motivating and coaching a team of professionals, supporting diversity, employee engagement and development.
Considerable experience in client case management and contact tracing practices, methodologies and best practices.
Considerable experience in the preparation, analysis and interpretation of documents, data, technical reports, including the preparation of briefing notes, etc.
Demonstrated ability to operate as a fully accountable program leader and as a member of a management team with a history of successfully managing change.
Proficiency in various competencies including highly developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, analytical and problem solving skills, with a commitment to continuous learning, innovation, and results-oriented leadership.
An advanced ability to communicate effectively both verbally, in writing and deliver presentations, at all organizational levels, including other levels of government, public and private agencies, health service providers, community partners and the delivery of technical information to non-technical audiences, including the media.
Familiarity with relevant legislation including but not limited to the Health Promotion and Protection Act, the Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols, the Personal Health Information and Protection Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Child and Family Services Act, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Regulated Health Professionals Act, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, etc.
Experience with Microsoft Office suite, and other software platforms as required.
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