Medical Officer of Health – Summary

A Little About Us:

Covering an area of more than 9,000 km, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit offers the best of both worlds. The area includes an urban and rural mix that encompasses beautiful cottage country, yet also sits in close proximity to Toronto along the 401 corridor. Explore HKPR District Health Unit and come work where others come to play!

A Little About You:

The Medical Officer of Health (MOH) is responsible for ensuring the administration and provision of public health programs and services to our area residents. As Chair of the Health Unitʼs Executive and Management team, the MOH provides leadership, support and advice on matters of population health, epidemiology, health promotion and health protection. You have a deep understanding of Ontarioʼs public health system and are a leader with demonstrated relationship-building skills who can guide the organization through strategic and human resource planning, financial management, policy and procedure development, and compliance with relevant legislation.

Other Key Qualities:

You are:

  • compassionate, empathetic, and sensitive to the needs of others
  • respectful, treating people as equals, and valuing othersʼ perspectives and differences
  • accountable, and take responsibility for what you say, and what you do
  • looking for solutions and committed to strengthening public health
  • always learning, and receptive to different perspectives
  • curious and always seeking a deeper understanding
  • a mentor to others by sharing your knowledge and experience
  • a solution finder, empowered to solve the challenges we face in public health
Qualifications:

A Medical Degree (MD) with a full license to practise medicine in Ontario Current certification in Community Medicine/Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

A minimum of five years experience as a Medical or Associate Medical Officer of Health serving as executive officer/division head/senior manager of a public health organization

Location:  Port Hope

Start Date:  July 2020

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, April 9, 2020 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.

Medical Officer of Health – Description

Position Summary:

As the Executive Officer of the Health Unit, the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) is accountable to the Board of Health (BOH) for ensuring the administration and provision of public health programs and services to residents of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District as delineated by the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018, policies and directives of the BOH, and other relevant legislation.

As the Chair of the Health Unit Executive and Management Committees, the MOH is accountable to the BOH for leading the operation and administration of the Health Unit.

The MOH regularly encounters differing complex problems requiring judgment to identify and analyze alternative courses of action and apply them to new solutions or applications.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration and Human Resources

  • Leads the overall operation and administration of the Health Unit including strategic and human resource planning, financial management, policy and procedure development and compliance, and ensuring adherence to relevant legislation.
  • Ensures the establishment of and adherence to collective agreements with local bargaining units of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and/or the Ontario Nurses Association.
  • Chairs the Health Unit Executive and Management Committees.
  • Participates in the recruitment and supervision of Directors and other staff as appropriate.
  • Conducts performance management of Directors, assigned Management staff and Executive Assistant, Medical Officer of Health.
  • Advises the BOH of staffing issues, needs, and accomplishments.
  • Consults with the Executive and Management Committees and the BOH on labour relations and personnel matters as appropriate.
  • Generates regular, timely, complete and accurate records and reports to adequately reflect the general operation of the Health Unit, and reports as required by the BOH.
  • 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

  • Exercises the powers of and carries out the duties of a medical officer of health as defined in the Health Protection and Promotion Act and related Acts.
  • Provides leadership, expert information and advice to the BOH, the Executive and Management Committees, Health Unit staff, community partners and the general public regarding public health concerns, programs, and services and matters requiring medical expertise.
  • Maintains competency as a Public Health Physician in accordance with Regulated Health Professionals Legislation and by attending appropriate continuing education workshops, conferences and seminars, through private study and/or participation in networks.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff and personnel of other community agencies.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies.
  • Represents the Health Unit on committees, Boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by the BOH.
  • Maintains awareness of and takes steps to increase public awareness of Health Unit activities and ensure the positive reputation of the Health Unit in the community.

Financial

  • Is accountable to the BOH for the financial management of the Health Unit.

Program

  • Facilitates cooperation, coordination and collaboration amongst staff to support the efficient and effective administration of the Health Unit.
  • Ensures the creation, maintenance and communication to Health Unit staff of a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response plan.
  • In collaboration with the Executive and Management Committees and others as appropriate, ensures that the assessment, planning, delivery, management, evaluation and documentation of Health Unit programs are completed, and are in accordance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Includes a system of continuous quality improvement in assigned programs and services.
  • Ensures divisional programs and services are compliant with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.

Physical

  • Ensures that Directors and assigned Management staff work in a safe manner and ensures that the Health Unit provides a healthy and safe working environment as required by Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
  • Performs work in an environment (primarily indoors) with little to no exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards.
  • Does light physical activity of long duration and medium physical 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 throughout the Health Unit.
Qualifications:

Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Medical Officer of Health as per Section 64 and Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • Certification in Community Medicine/Public Health and Preventive Medicine from and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Experience

  • Minimum of five years as an Associate/Medical Officer of Health and serving as executive officer/division head/senior manager of a public health organization

Other

  • Proof of current registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • Proficiency in the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the role of Public Health, Manager/Supervisor as defined by the Core Competencies for Public Health in Canada
  • Understanding of the Health Protection and Promotion Act and related Acts
  • Working knowledge of the OPHS
  • Understanding of Ontario’s public health system
  • Understanding of modern public health practice and related sciences (epidemiology and biostatistics, emergency preparedness, environmental health, health promotion, infectious disease, etc.)
  • Understanding of current and (re-)emerging public health and preventive medicine issues
  • 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 Health and Safety certification and Basic Emergency Management training within one year of hire.
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (6 months)

Public Health Nurse -Health Protection

Competition #0003-20 – Public Health Nurse
(Parental/Pregnancy Leave Coverage)

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has an opening for a 1.0 Full-Time contract Public Health Nurse within its Health Protection Division based in our Port Hope office.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Communicable Disease Prevention & Control department (CDPC) of the Health Protection Division, the CDPC Nurse is accountable to CDPC Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements of the Infectious and Communicable Diseases Prevention & Control Program Standard, Immunization Standard, and/or School Health Standard of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the:

  • Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Complaint Protocol
  • Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
  • Infectious Diseases Protocol
  • Institutional/Facility Outbreak Management Protocol
  • Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Protocol
  • Vaccine Storage and Handling Protocol
  • Immunization for Children in School and Child Care Settings Protocol
  • Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction Guideline

Ontario Public Health Standards and Protocols and other duties as assigned by CDPC Management.

Areas of emphasis may include Infectious Diseases Prevention and Control; Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Blood-borne infections (including HIV); Tuberculosis Prevention and Control; Immunization and/or Harm Reduction

All Registered Nurses employed by HKPRDHU are required to maintain competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

The successful candidate will have:

1.  Education

  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
  • University degree in Nursing

2.  Experience

  • CDPC nurses in the following assignments: Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Sexual Health Services, Vaccine Preventable Diseases and/or Harm Reduction Services
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is an asset

3.  Other

  • Proof of current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 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
  • 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 (3 months ONA)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within two months of hire

 CDPC Nurses in the following assignments: Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Vaccine Preventable Nurse

  • Successful completion of Infection Control Certification is an asset

Location:  Port Hope

Salary Range:  Based on 1.0 FTE annual salary of $76,030 – $83,489 (ONA Scale 2019)

Start Date:  TBD

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 20, 2020 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.

Haliburton Office

191 Highland Street
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

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.

Lindsay Office

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.

Office Locations

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.

Job Listings – External

Medical Officer of Health

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has an opening for a Medical Officer of Health (MOH). The Medical Officer of Health is responsible for ensuring the administration and provision of public health programs and services to our area residents.


Public Health Nurse – Competition #0003-20
(Parental/Pregnancy Leave Coverage)

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has an opening for a 1.0 Full-Time contract Public Health Nurse within its Health Protection Division based in our Port Hope office.

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

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 – 2020
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:

March 19, 2020 – 9:30 am – Lindsay – HKPR Office

About

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

Public health programs keep our community healthy by help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote 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.

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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.

My Health Unit

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

Public health programs keep our community healthy by help prevent illness, protect against disease and promote 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.

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