Public Health Inspector – Summary

Public Health Inspector – Health Protection Division

Competition #0012-21

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPRDHU) is recruiting for a full-time Public Health Inspector for our Health Protection Division based in our Haliburton office.

Position Summary:

Within the Health Promotion Division, the Research Analyst is accountable for the implementation of selected components of the Harm Reduction Enhancement program of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and other duties as assigned by Health Promotion Management.

As a member of the Health Protection Division, the Public Health Inspector is accountable to Health Protection Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Environmental Health Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related legislation and protocols including but not limited to the:

Health Protection and Promotion Act
Healthy Menu Choices Act
Skin Cancer Prevention Act
Safe Drinking Water Act and all application regulations
Safe Drinking Water and Fluoride Monitoring Protocol
Food Safety Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Complaints Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
Infectious Diseases Protocol
Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol
Recreational Water Protocol

Areas of emphasis may include any combination of the following: Food Safety, Safe Water, Healthy Environments including Health Hazard Prevention and Management, Personal Services Settings, Infection Prevention and Control, Prevention and Management of Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention, and Rabies Prevention and Control.

The Public Health Inspector is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods or procedures and/or to develop new procedures to complete assigned work.

Direction is to be sought when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.
The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Inspector as per Qualifications for Public Health Professionals Protocol 2018
  • University degree in Environmental Health
  • CIPHI member in good standing

2. Experience

  • Prior experience in the enforcement of legislation is preferred
  • Review and understanding of engineering reports and procedures is preferred
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred
  • For assignments in Infection Prevention and Control including personal services setting inspection, infection control complaint/lapse, certification in infection control (CIC) and/or certification in reprocessing of medical devices is preferred

3. Other

  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Front Line Provider as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Individuals granted certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) after January 1, 2017, will be required to maintain a regular membership with CIPHI and participate in the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) program
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Start Date: TBD
Salary Range: CUPE Scale 2021 – $78,336 – $85,991
Location: Haliburton


Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12th, 2021 to.

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551
E-mail: jobs@hkpr.on.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Public Health Inspector – Description

Position Summary

As a member of the Health Protection Division, the Public Health Inspector is accountable to Health Protection Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Environmental Health Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related legislation and protocols including but not limited to the:

Health Protection and Promotion Act
Healthy Menu Choices Act
Skin Cancer Prevention Act
Safe Drinking Water Act and all application regulations
Safe Drinking Water and Fluoride Monitoring Protocol
Food Safety Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Complaints Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
Infectious Diseases Protocol
Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol
Recreational Water Protocol

Areas of emphasis may include any combination of the following: Food Safety, Safe Water, Healthy Environments including Health Hazard Prevention and Management, Personal Services Settings, Infection Prevention and Control, Prevention and Management of Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention, and Rabies Prevention and Control.

The Public Health Inspector is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods or procedures and/or to develop new procedures to complete assigned work.

Direction is to be sought when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with Health Unit, departmental and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of CUPE.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises Director/Manager of issues, needs and accomplishments.
  • Generates regular, timely, complete and accurate records and reports to adequately reflect the implementation of the assigned program areas and reports as required by Health Protection Management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with Health Protection Division members and Management, may assist in the planning, preceptorship and evaluation of placements for students in appropriate fields of study.
  • Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice.
Professional
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively and effectively without close supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quality inspections.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply initiative, tact, diplomacy, and judgement in work-related engagements including enforcement.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and re-organize workload as priorities and demands change.
  • Computer literacy using inspection databases (e.g., Hedgehog)
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Provides information and advice to Health Protection Management, Health Unit staff, community partners and the public regarding assigned program areas.
  • Maintains competency by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars, through private study and/or participation in networks as approved by Health Protection Management.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Health Protection Management and/or MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, division and/or assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by EH Management.
  • Provides consultation to municipal representatives and the public regarding regulatory requirements as they pertain to water, food safety, health hazards, personal services settings, rabies control, and emergency response.
Financial
  • May recommend to Health Protection Division members and Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • In consultation with Health Protection Management, may prepare budget for assigned projects, obtaining community partner input (and approval, if necessary) as appropriate.
  • May assist in the preparation of proposals for external funding to enhance programs and research projects.
  • May provide input to draft financial reports for approval by Health Protection Management in preparation for submission to outside funders as required.
Program
  • Participates in collaborative, cooperative, coordinated work within assigned program areas and with other Health Unit staff and partners as appropriate to support the efficient and effective implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as assigned.
  • In collaboration with Health Protection Division members and community partners as appropriate, participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of assigned Health Protection Division programs.
  • Participates in division, team and individual meetings as requested by Health Protection Management to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of assigned programs.
  • Participates in 24-hour on call responsibilities as required.
  • Participates in the maintenance of current environmental health database systems and/or electronic medical records.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.
Physical
  • Works in a safe manner as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Performs work in an environment with frequent exposure to major disagreeable conditions or hazards.
  • Does medium physical activity of long duration and heavy activity of intermediate duration.
  • Performs work involving almost continuous periods of mental, visual and/or auditory concentration of intermediate duration and/or frequent periods of long duration.
  • Detects and works toward eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Inspector as per Qualifications for Public Health Professionals Protocol 2018
  • University degree in Environmental Health
  • CIPHI member in good standing
2.Experience
  • Prior experience in the enforcement of legislation is preferred
  • Review and understanding of engineering reports and procedures is preferred
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is preferred
  • For assignments in Infection Prevention and Control including personal services setting inspection, infection control complaint/lapse, certification in infection control (CIC) and/or certification in reprocessing of medical devices is preferred
3.Other
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Consultant/Specialist as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Individuals granted certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) after January 1, 2017, will be required to maintain a regular membership with CIPHI and participate in the Continuing Professional Competencies (CPC) program
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Communications Officer – Corporate Services – Summary

Communications Officer Temporary Full Time (Contract – 9 months)

Competition #0007-21

Position Summary:

The Communications Officer is responsible for assisting with the development and maintenance of the Health Unit’s communications program. The Communications Officer will work with the Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services to provide strategic media relations advice in response to media inquiries; assist in the development of potential story ideas; write feature articles for target markets and produce support materials for the media.

For full details about the position, please visit our ‘Careers’ section on our website: www.hkpr.on.ca

The successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in corporate communications, journalism, public relations or marketing

OR

  • The equivalent education and/or experience as determined by the Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services

2. Experience

  • Experience in planning and developing advertising/promotional campaigns for diverse populations
  • Experience in developing communication strategies for diverse populations
  • Ability to develop and implement communication strategies and vehicles for a wide variety of target groups with varying levels of budget
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in media relations and media advocacy
  • Experience in photography/videography
  • Experience with website design and maintenance
  • Ability to research and provide comprehensive reports
  • Ability to work with senior management, media, elected officials and members of the public in a diplomatic and tactful manner
  • Attentive to detail and deadlines and an ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Ability to apply innovation and creativity to all projects
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can work independently
  • Excellent computer skills that includes experience with programs such as Microsoft 365, Outlook and WordPress.

3. Other

  • Knowledge of the OPHS
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Start Date: Immediately
Term: Temporary Full-Time (Contract – 9 months)
Salary Range : CUPE 2021 Salary Grid – $64,148 – $71,435
Location: Port Hope


Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm February 19, 2021 to:

Human Resources
Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit
200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Tel: 1-866-888-4577  Fax: 905-885-9551
E-mail: jobs@hkpr.on.ca

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Communications Officer – Corporate Services – Description

Position Summary

The Communications Officer is responsible for assisting with the development and maintenance of the Health Unit’s communications program. The Communications Officer will work with the Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services to provide strategic media relations advice in response to media inquiries; assist in the development of potential story ideas; write feature articles for target markets and produce support materials for the media.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Assists in providing cost quotes for communication strategies and advertising campaigns
  • Provides timely and complete job and financial progress reports as requested
  • Assists in the maintenance of a current media listing
  • Responsible for collecting and distributing to staff daily media links and updates
  • Works in accordance with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Consults with the Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice
  • Provides administrative support for responsibilities such as the distribution of advertising, development of ad hoc cost charts
Professional
  • Provides consultative support to Health Unit programs, staff, and committees on the development of communication materials
  • Provides input and suggestions on communications strategies to Health Unit staff
  • Provides input, training and consultative support to Health Unit staff responding to media inquiries
  • Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with media in the surrounding area
  • Keeps abreast of trends in both print and broadcast media
  • Maintains professional competency by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences, seminars, and through private study
Financial
  • Provides timely and complete financial progress reports on projects and advertising as requested
Program
  • Assists in the writing and editing of copy used in the production of Health Unit publications and products, including newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, media advisories, advertising campaigns, workshop materials, social media posts, blogs and newspaper columns
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of editorial content of the Health Unit’s on-line communication vehicles, including the website and intranet
  • Assists in the costing, selection and co-ordination of projects done by out-of-house design, print and production companies
  • Assists in the development and production of Health Unit promotional videos as required
  • Assists in the development and production of advertising/promotional campaigns, and supporting materials
  • Assists in the negotiation of contracts for cost-effective paid advertising
  • Provides website support, as required
  • Organizes or provides assistance in the co-ordination of special events
  • Photographs/videotapes Health Unit staff, events and programs for use in promotional materials
  • Responds to public inquiries for information
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned
  • Participates in the implementation of the emergency preparedness and response plan as assigned
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents
Physical
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services
  • Uses initiative and creativity to complete projects in a timely, cost-efficient method
  • Seeks direction and intervention from Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services when errors result from inappropriate recommendations or decisions
  • Assists in the identification and elimination of health hazards in all assigned areas
  • Does occasional physical activity with frequent long periods of visual and/or auditory concentration
Qualifications
1. Education
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in corporate communications, journalism, public relations or marketing

OR

  • The equivalent education and/or experience as determined by the Manager, Corporate Services; Communication and IT Services
2.Experience
  • Experience in planning and developing advertising/promotional campaigns for diverse populations
  • Experience in developing communication strategies for diverse populations
  • Ability to develop and implement communication strategies and vehicles for a wide variety of target groups with varying levels of budget
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in media relations and media advocacy
  • Experience in photography/videography
  • Experience with website design and maintenance
  • Ability to research and provide comprehensive reports
  • Ability to work with senior management, media, elected officials and members of the public in a diplomatic and tactful manner
  • Attentive to detail and deadlines and an ability to balance multiple tasks
  • Ability to apply innovation and creativity to all projects
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be a self-starter who can work independently
  • Excellent computer skills that includes experience with programs such as Microsoft 365, Outlook and WordPress.
3.Other
  • Knowledge of the OPHS
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRDHU
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Careers

The HKPR District Health Unit provides programs and services to residents of Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

We employ a variety of professionals who work with our communities to help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote healthy lifestyles.

Interested in joining our team? Resumes may be submitted for positions listed under External Job Postings.

If no positions are listed, please check back frequently for future openings.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All information is collected solely for the purpose of job selection under the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodations are available, upon request, to support the participation of persons with disabilities in the recruitment process. All recruitment documents are available in alternative format, upon request.

Board of Health

The Board of Health oversees the work of the Health Unit and ensures staff provide the programs and services required under the Ontario Public Health Standards. These standards are set by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term.

On behalf of the Board of Health, the Medical Officer of Health administers the public health programs and services in agreement with the Mission, Vision and Values of our Health Unit.

The Board of Health has representatives from the funding municipalities (Northumberland County, Haliburton County, and the City of Kawartha Lakes) and provincial appointees.

For more information or to receive a copy of the meeting minutes, call us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1466

Board of Health Members – 2021
Doug Elmslie (Chair),
City of Kawartha Lakes
Andrea Roberts,
Haliburton County
Carol Brown, Provincial Appointee
John Henderson (Vice-Chair),
Northumberland County
Tracy Richardson,
City of Kawartha Lakes
Bill Cane,
Northumberland County
Bob Crate,
Northumberland County
Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, February 18, 2021 – Virtual Meeting

About

Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit!

HKPR is pleased to provide important public health programs and services to residents in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Our staff provide programs and services to help keep our community healthy by preventing illness, protecting against disease and promoting healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

Find our Office Locations

Click here for a map of the Health Unit’s geographical boundaries

Find a phone extension for a specific service

Our Mission:
  • We work with our partners to improve the health of people in our communities
Our Vision:
  • Healthy People, Healthy Communities
Our Values:
  • Trust, Engagement, Accountability, and Leadership

My Health Unit

Welcome to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit!

HKPR is pleased to provide important public health programs and services to residents in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes (click here for a map of the Health Unit’s geographical boundaries). Our staff provide programs and services to help keep our community healthy by preventing illness, protecting against disease and promoting healthy lifestyles. We work with other agencies, health care providers and partners to address social conditions so that everyone can have has an equal opportunity to be healthy.

The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Lindsay Office

Please Note: As of Jan. 14, 2021, the Health Unit is closed to the public due to Ontario’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.


108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Haliburton Office

Please Note: As of Jan. 14, 2021, the Health Unit is closed to the public due to Ontario’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.


191 Highland Street, Unit 301
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Port Hope Office

Please Note: As of Jan. 14, 2021, the Health Unit is closed to the public due to Ontario’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.


200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6
Toll-free: 1-866-888-4577


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Office Locations

Please Note: As of Jan. 14, 2021, the Health Unit is closed to the public due to Ontario’s COVID-19 State of Emergency.


Haliburton Office

191 Highland Street
Haliburton ON K0M 1S0


Lindsay Office

108 Angeline Street South
Lindsay ON K9V 3L5


Port Hope Office

200 Rose Glen Road
Port Hope ON L1A 3V6


The Health Unit’s programs and services are developed under the guidance of the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services and Accountability (OPHS). The Standards are published by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and include Protocols and Guidelines that define specific requirements for programs and services.

Annual Report 2019 – Strong Roots in Our Communities

What does the Health Unit do? It’s a question we often hear… and the simple answer is that our public health staff:

  • Provide programs and services that help people stay healthy.
  • Provide information to help local residents prevent illnesses and injury.
  • Carry out work that helps protect people from diseases.
  • Encourage people to make healthier choices to benefit their well-being.

Our work often goes unnoticed, but if you have eaten at a restaurant, been vaccinated against disease, gone into the water at a public beach or had a visit from a nurse after having a baby, you have benefited from public health programs.

In our Annual Report 2019, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is pleased to share our promotion, protection and prevention efforts in Haliburton County, Northumberland County and the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are pleased to be your health partner for life, working closely together to foster healthy communities!

Read on to learn more on what we do (click on the Annual Report image for a printable PDF file). You can also click here to connect with us.

Large image marked 2019 Annual Report. The image features a tree image with leaves on it, detailing different programs and services offered by the Health Unit

Call Us Direct

Have a specific question for our staff?

Call at 1-866-888-4577 and choose one of the following extensions:

  • Animal Bites – 5006
  • Beach Water Testing – 5006
  • Breastfeeding Support – 5003
  • Dental Health Clinics – 1247
  • Food Handler Courses – 5006
  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program – 5003
  • Immunization Questions/Clinics – 1507
  • Infectious Diseases – 1232
  • Prenatal Classes – 5003
  • Speech and Language – 5003
  • Quitting Smoking – 2202
  • Sexual Health Clinics – 1205
  • Well Water Testing – 5006

For questions regarding COVID-19, specifically, call:

  • COVID-19 – 5020

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