Research Analyst – Description

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.

Areas of emphasis include Population Health Assessment, Surveillance, Quantitative and Qualitative Data analysis, Database integration, and Evaluation. The Research Analyst will collaborate with the Harm Reduction Enhancement team and establish external partnerships with community partners to develop, implement, and disseminate a comprehensive Opioid Early Warning System.

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 and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation, including personal and personal health information and/or confidential information.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of CUPE.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Provides information and advice to Health Promotion Management, Health Unit staff, community partners, and the public regarding Early Warning Surveillance data and system.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Liaises with other health units, provincial organizations, community partners, and other agencies as required.
  • Educates staff about research methodology, questionnaire design, data collection, interpretation of studies and program evaluation.
Financial
  • Recommends to Health Promotion Division members and Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned work.
  • In consultation with Health Promotion Management, may prepare requisition for purchase of programs and databases pertinent to the Early Warning Surveillance system, obtaining community partner input (and approval, if necessary) as appropriate.
  • May provide input to draft financial reports for approval by the Health Promotion Management in preparation for submission to outside funders as required.
Program
  • Participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of the Harm Reduction Enhancement Program. Creates a project plan to support an Enhanced Opioid Early Warning Surveillance system.
  • Establishes surveillance tools and processes to allow for on-going collection of qualitative and quantitative data from multiple community agencies.
  • Performs analyses by using statistical techniques to interpret and analyze opioid surveillance data. Uses databases for analysis of health problems. Uses surveillance systems to collect disease or health outcome data. Generates descriptive analyses of surveillance data for a variety of audiences. Collates research, evidence, best practice, and client input; and presents work plans, documentation/resources, reports, and recommendations to the Harm Reduction Enhancement working group.
  • Plans work according to priorities established in consultation with Management and the Harm Reduction Enhancement team. Project Plans are guided by general goals and objectives, including set standards and project requirements.
  • Analyzes project plans to identify and anticipate issues and develop mitigation strategies, contingency plans, and alternatives.
  • Determines/implements solutions related to technology, standards, policy, procedure, and business processes/practices.
  • Facilitates analysis and report automation in an interactive dashboard format to report and share opioid related community trends.
  • Makes recommendations for a data dissemination plan.
  • Consults on contentious/complex issues with project workgroup and Management, including those related to privacy and security.
  • Assists with report writing related to grant.
  • Participates in team and individual meetings to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of assigned work.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of surveillance system.
  • Utilizes appropriate computer programs for data analysis, including but not limited to, PowerBI and Stata.
Physical
  • Works in a safe manner 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 in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Four-year degree in a related field, preferably Health Services, Public Health, Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Social Science, or relevant education and experience.
2.Experience
  • Coordination of the collection of health-related data including statistical compilation, interpretation and analysis, and the communication of health-related information using PowerBI and Stata in a public health setting.
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 Ontario Public Health Standards
  • 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
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Harm Reduction Enhancement.
  • Knowledge of public health research, and public health surveillance
  • Applies knowledge of health information management.
  • Demonstrates project management, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to collect, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data and/or information, and prepare appropriate documentation and report on assigned projects; create work plans and timelines; meet project deadlines/goals; adapt to changing demands, troubleshoot system issues; develop recommendations to address gaps, improve processes.
  • Experience analyzing data, procuring data, preparing reports, and editing reports with scientific rigour.
  • Applies advanced computer skills and experience in managing databases and analyzing data using statistical software packages.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of system database technologies. Ability to critically evaluate and synthesize relevant sources of information.
  • Applies sound working knowledge of web-based dashboard development.
  • Applies knowledge of and complies with policies, procedures, and system agreements.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply best practices of change management in the implementation of new processes or systems.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key attributes of data and information (e.g., quality, integrity, accuracy, timeliness, appropriateness) and their limitations within the context of intended use (e.g., analytical and display uses).
  • Displays strong communication, facilitation, and leadership skills to coordinate, collaborate with, and lead interprofessional committees; provides training and system support; clarifies project information/needs, conducts and facilitates meetings, workshops, and presentations; responds to inquires and presents information/ recommendations.
  • Reads and interprets information related to new technologies, methods, and trends from various sources.
  • Applies knowledge of human relations, adult learning principles and facilitation skills to assist Public Health staff in following established guidelines and maximize use of application, as well as participating as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrates strong qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills.
  • Exhibits a high level of motivation and initiative, with a demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work independently to complete projects on time and meet deadlines; adapt to frequently changing priorities.
  • Communicates effectively in written plain language.
  • Works according to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Supports and demonstrates HKPRDHU values.

Research Analyst – Summary

Research Analyst – Temporary Part Time (6 months Contract)

Competition #0002-21

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has an opening for one temporary part-time Research Analyst in the Health Promotion Division.

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.

Areas of emphasis include Population Health Assessment, Surveillance, Quantitative and Qualitative Data analysis, Database integration, and Evaluation. The Research Analyst will collaborate with the Harm Reduction Enhancement team and establish external partnerships with community partners to develop, implement, and disseminate a comprehensive Opioid Early Warning System.

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 successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • Four-year degree in a related field, preferably Health Services, Public Health, Computer Science, Statistics, Epidemiology, Social Science, or relevant education and experience.

2. Experience

  • Coordination of the collection of health-related data including statistical compilation, interpretation and analysis, and the communication of health-related information using PowerBI and Stata in a public health setting.

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 Ontario Public Health Standards
  • 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
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Harm Reduction Enhancement.
  • Knowledge of public health research, and public health surveillance
  • Applies knowledge of health information management.
  • Demonstrates project management, research, analytical, and problem-solving skills to collect, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate data and/or information, and prepare appropriate documentation and report on assigned projects; create work plans and timelines; meet project deadlines/goals; adapt to changing demands, troubleshoot system issues; develop recommendations to address gaps, improve processes.
  • Experience analyzing data, procuring data, preparing reports, and editing reports with scientific rigour.
  • Applies advanced computer skills and experience in managing databases and analyzing data using statistical software packages.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the safe and appropriate use of system database technologies. Ability to critically evaluate and synthesize relevant sources of information.
  • Applies sound working knowledge of web-based dashboard development.
  • Applies knowledge of and complies with policies, procedures, and system agreements.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply best practices of change management in the implementation of new processes or systems.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the key attributes of data and information (e.g., quality, integrity, accuracy, timeliness, appropriateness) and their limitations within the context of intended use (e.g., analytical and display uses).
  • Displays strong communication, facilitation, and leadership skills to coordinate, collaborate with, and lead interprofessional committees; provides training and system support; clarifies project information/needs, conducts and facilitates meetings, workshops, and presentations; responds to inquires and presents information/ recommendations.
  • Reads and interprets information related to new technologies, methods, and trends from various sources.
  • Applies knowledge of human relations, adult learning principles and facilitation skills to assist Public Health staff in following established guidelines and maximize use of application, as well as participating as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrates strong qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills.
  • Exhibits a high level of motivation and initiative, with a demonstrated ability to be self-directed, work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to work independently to complete projects on time and meet deadlines; adapt to frequently changing priorities.
  • Communicates effectively in written plain language.
  • Works according to organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Supports and demonstrates HKPRDHU values.

Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $28.60/hour
Location: Working remotely


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 February 4th, 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.

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:

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.

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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.

Administrative Assistant – Summary

Administrative Assistant – Temporary Full-Time (1-Year Contract)

Competition #0042-20

Position Summary:

The Administrative Assistant (AA) will be an integral member of program team as assigned. The AA will assist program staff with the organization and administration of program activities and provide administrative support in an efficient and courteous manner, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

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

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma with post-secondary education and/or business experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Pro-active, flexible, and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet and e-mail, and digital switchboard telephone system
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software as required
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle for work

Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary Range : CUPE Scale 2019 – $48,503 – $53,243
Location: Lindsay


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 January 29, 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.

Administrative Assistant – Description

Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant will be an integral member of program team as assigned. Will assist program staff with the organization and administration of program activities and provide administrative support in an efficient and courteous manner, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources

May be responsible for any of the following:

  • Assisting with preparation, formatting and maintenance of written documents e.g. reports, correspondence, minutes, forms
  • Photocopying as requested
  • Preparing materials for mailing, distribution, pick-up and/or courier (e.g. compilation of kits, packages, mail-outs)
  • Processing in-coming and out-going mail/ correspondence
  • Organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files of assigned program staff to ensure efficient retrieval
  • Maintaining a calendar of the schedule and whereabouts of assigned program staff and advising as appropriate e.g. reception
  • Assisting program staff in ensuring division and Health Unit forms are completed in a timely fashion
  • Entering computer data, preparing and delivering computer reports and maintaining statistics for various programs
  • Maintaining a current summary of duties
  • Maintaining divisional policy and procedure manual
  • Performing reception desk duties
  • 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
  • Maintains professional competency by attendance at appropriate workshops/seminars and/or private study
  • Liaises with other agencies and the public as outlined in Health Unit policies, and as required to support program staff
  • Fosters/maintains effective internal and external public relations, and responds to requests in a courteous and timely manner
Financial
  • Uses time, physical facilities, supplies equipment and other resources appropriately and effectively

May be responsible for any of the following:

  • Collecting fees, and issuing receipts
  • Maintaining and reconciling petty cash
  • Preparing reports that reconcile grants/budgets with expenditures for review by director (e.g. spreadsheets, cash flow reports)
Program

May be responsible for any of the following:

  • Arranging the loan of assigned program(s) resources to external organizations and other Health Unit divisions and ensuring their timely and complete return
  • Maintaining program materials/resources in neat and organized manner
  • Ensuring adequate supply of current program resources, ordering (for purchase, production or printing) when required, and ensuring materials received are correct as requested
  • Assisting with the preparation and maintenance of a program inventory of resources and materials
  • Assisting with display/information board set-up and dismantling
  • Co-ordinating functions, including assisting with booking of rooms and A/V equipment, and room set-up and refreshments as appropriate for internal and external program meetings
  • Taking registration for program events
  • Scheduling appointments/meetings
  • Assisting with implementation of program activities and events as necessary (may involve some evening and weekend work)
  • Compiling and maintaining appropriately formatted key contact lists, distribution/mailing lists and partner information for staff in shared directories, e.g. coalitions, community groups
  • Participating when needed in staff/program meetings for purpose of assisting in planning, evaluation and problem-solving around administration of assigned programs
  • Developing a working knowledge of different program areas and projects in which staff are involved
  • Anticipating needs of program staff, being pro-active in offering assistance
  • Providing support to working groups and committees when requested by program staff
  • Maintaining the division library electronic database and library resource
  • Posting division updates to the Health Unit intranet and website and updates to other websites as requested
  • 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.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Inputting division time tracking including compensating time and overtime, and preparing reports as required for division director
  • Verifying totals of staff travel claims before passing on to director/supervisor for approval
  • Assisting in the completion of all administrative forms and making/maintaining copies as appropriate (e.g. requisitions, statement of time, authorization for professional development, expense claims, communications – A/V services requests, etc.)
Other
  • If assigned to an office with other program assistants, provides back-up for administrative staff upon request e.g. reception
  • If assigned to an office as sole program assistant, identifies and brings to the attention of the Director, Corporate Services issues related to facilities e.g. items requiring maintenance/repair
  • Assumes other duties that may be assigned from time to time
  • Detects and works towards eliminating health hazards in all assigned areas
  • Exercises initiative within established guidelines, and refers all unusual problems to the Director
  • Does frequent light and occasional moderate physical work with frequent long periods of visual and/or auditory concentration
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma with post-secondary education and/or business experience
2.Experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, with attention to detail
  • Superior organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize work and to meet deadlines
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Pro-active, flexible and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Internet and e-mail, and digital switchboard telephone system
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software as required
3.Other
  • 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)

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator – Summary

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator

Competition #0033-20

Position Summary:

The Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator (IPACC) is accountable to the Health Protection Division management for providing expertise, and leadership in risk assessment and infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices to internal and external stakeholders using expert knowledge of current evidence, best practice standards and guidelines.

As a member of the Infectious Diseases Team of the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Department (CDPC), Health Protection Division, the IPACC will also share in the implementation of the assigned requirements of the Infectious Diseases Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the:

Exposure of Emergency Services Workers to Infectious Diseases Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Practices Complaint Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
Infectious Diseases Protocol
Institutional/Facility Outbreak Prevention and Control Protocol
Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Protocol

The IPACC provides coordination of infection prevention and control activities across the organization and acts as an IPAC consultant to staff and management, as well as external health care providers in all settings. 

The IPACC is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures, or policies 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 IPACC will be expected to maintain certification in Infection Control and competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

The position involves travel and variations of the working day.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Education

  • Post-secondary education in a related field (Police Foundations, Law and Security Enforcement, Investigation and Protection Studies, Legal Administration), required.
  • University degree in a relevant health discipline, preferred.
  • Evidence of formal learning in behavioural psychology and conflict resolution and negotiation, required.

2. Experience

  • One to three years previous experience working in the infection prevention and control field including demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease control, principles of epidemiology, analysis, and interpretation of collected infection control data, the investigation and surveillance of suspected outbreaks of infection, the development and revision of IPAC policies and procedures. Experience working in health care settings is an asset.

3. Other

  • Proof of current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 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 Ontario Public Health Standards
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRD Health Unit
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months ONA)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within 2 months of hire

Start Date: Immediately
Term : 1-Year Contract
Salary Range : ONA 2019 Salary Schedule $78,889 – $87,448
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 p.m. on January 29, 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.

Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator – Description

Position Summary

The Coordinator is accountable to the Health Protection Division management for providing expertise, and leadership in risk assessment and infection prevention and control (IPAC) practices to internal and external stakeholders using expert knowledge of current evidence, best practice standards and guidelines.

As a member of the Infectious Diseases Team of the Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Department (CDPC), Health Protection Division, the IPACC will also share in the implementation of the assigned requirements of the Infectious Diseases Program Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018 and related protocols and guidelines including but not limited to the:

Exposure of Emergency Services Workers to Infectious Diseases Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Practices Complaint Protocol
Infection Prevention and Control Disclosure Protocol
Infectious Diseases Protocol
Institutional/Facility Outbreak Prevention and Control Protocol
Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Protocol

The IPACC provides coordination of infection prevention and control activities across the organization and acts as an IPAC consultant to staff and management, as well as external health care providers in all settings.

The IPACC is expected to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures or policies 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 IPACC will be expected to maintain certification in Infection Control and competency in immunization and participate in clinics as required.

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 and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of ONA.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises 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 management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with Health Protection staff 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 Chief Nursing Officer on matters related to professional practice.
Professional
  • Provides information and advice to management, Health Unit staff, community partners and the general 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, and in accordance with Regulated Health Professionals Legislation, as applicable.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Liaises with ministry consultants, elected and appointed officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Health Protection management and/or the MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, division and/or assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by Health Protection management.
  • Assists management in the identification of professional development needs of Health Unit staff and assists with the identification, planning and provision of professional development/training opportunities in the area of infection prevention and control.
  • Assists in orientation of new staff.
  • Assists Health Unit staff and management in mentoring initiatives where appropriate.
Financial
  • May recommend to management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • Maintains awareness of external funding opportunities and communicates them to the Health Protection Division.
Program
  • Liaises within Health Protection and with other divisions to mutually support and coordinate infection control initiatives through the HKPR Infection Prevention and Control Working Group.
  • Liaises with other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies to assist Health Unit staff in keeping abreast of initiatives related to assigned program areas.
  • Coordinates the management and maintenance of current literature files and resource materials on assigned program areas for public health staff and the community.
  • Maintains knowledge and expertise of best practice standards and guidelines including, but not limited to Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC), IPAC Canada, and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC); government policies, programs and legislation relevant to IPAC, IPAC standards for regulatory applicable colleges, including the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), Public Hospitals Act (PHA), the Long-Term Care Homes Act (LTCHA), Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) and Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) as well as the CHICA core competencies (p.64) .
  • Participates on the HKPR Infection Prevention and Control working group to plan, develop and evaluate new initiatives and broad-based health promotion and disease prevention strategies in infection prevention and control.
  • In partnership with Infectious Diseases Program staff, develops and delivers educational programs on infection prevention and control practices to agencies and health care institutions.
  • Completes audits in infection prevention and control within the Health Unit in partnership with the HKPR Infection Prevention and Control Working Group, health institutions and community health agencies, as appropriate. Assists these sites to modify their practice as required.
  • Participates in infection control complaint and lapse investigations, as appropriate.
  • In partnership with Infectious Diseases Program staff, develops communication and information materials for clients, agencies, institutions, workplaces and physicians.
  • Uses clinical nursing skills to assess health status, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Participates in 24 hour on-call responsibilities as required.
  • Participates in the maintenance of current Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database systems, or electronic medical records.
  • 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 existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Coordinates divisional and/or organizational initiatives as assigned.
  • Facilitates information flow across Divisions.
  • Maintains effective interagency communication and public relations.
  • Participates on Health Unit interdisciplinary program planning teams.
  • Serves on internal and external committees for HKPR District Health Unit as assigned.
  • 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
  • Works in a safe manner 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 in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
1. Education
  • Baccalaureate Degree (4 year) and Certificate of Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current certification from the Certification Board of Infection Prevention and Control
  • Requirements for employment as a Public Health Nurse as per Regulation 566 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act
2.Experience
  • One to three years previous experience working in the infection prevention and control field including demonstrated knowledge of communicable disease control, principles of epidemiology, analysis and interpretation of collected infection control data, the investigation and surveillance of suspected outbreaks of infection, the development and revision of IPAC policies and procedures. Experience working in health care settings is an asset.
3.Other
  • Proof of current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 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 Ontario Public Health Standards
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Proof of immunizations required by HKPRD Health Unit
  • Satisfactory completion of probationary period (3 months ONA)
  • Current CPR and First Aid (HCP level) or willingness to be certified at this level within 2 months of hire

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

Public Health Nurse – Health Promotion – Summary

Public Health Nurse – Health Promotion

Competition #0017-20

Position Summary:

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is accountable to Division Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements for programs and services, as per the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018, related protocols and guidelines.

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

The PHN is expected to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures or policies and/or to develop new procedures for approval to complete assigned work. The PHN will seek direction when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

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

  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is an asset
  • Experience working with priority populations, community mobilization and capacity building

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.

Start Date: Immediately
Term: 12 months with possible extension
Salary Range : ONA Salary 2019 – $76,030 – $83,489
Location: 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 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 Nurse – Health Promotion – Description

Position Summary

The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is accountable to Division Management for the implementation of the assigned Requirements for programs and services, as per the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS) 2018, related protocols and guidelines.

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

The PHN is expected to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to apply, adapt, choose and/or recommend changes to established methods, procedures or policies and/or to develop new procedures for approval to complete assigned work. The PHN will seek direction when solutions to problems are not apparent and/or are not within the intent of established practices including scope of practice.

Duties and Responsibilities
Administration and Human Resources
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with Health Unit and divisional policies and procedures and relevant legislation.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with the current collective agreement with the local bargaining unit of ONA.
  • Participates in performance management.
  • Advises Director/Manager of issues, requirements, 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 Division Management and/or the MOH.
  • In consultation with department members and Management, may assist in the planning, preceptorship and evaluation of appropriate field placements for students in the health sciences/studies/promotion or nursing fields.
  • 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
  • Provides information and advice to 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 Management, and in accordance with Regulated Health Professionals Legislation.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with Health Unit staff, and personnel of other community agencies and volunteers.
  • Liaises with Ministry Consultants, elected and appointed Officials, other health units, provincial organizations, and other agencies in consultation with Division Management and/or the MOH.
  • Represents the Health Unit, assigned program areas on committees, boards and task forces as appropriate and as approved by Management.
  • Acts as a resource person for the Health Unit and community in planning programs, activities and resources.
  • Documents in accordance with organizational policies and procedures and College of Nurses practice standards.
Financial
  • May recommend to department members and Division Management the purchase of equipment, supplies and materials necessary for the assigned programs.
  • In consultation with Division 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 Division 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 department members and community partners as appropriate, participates in the assessment, planning, development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in division, department, team, and individual meetings as requested by department Management for the purpose of ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of assigned programs.
  • Participates in existing community partnerships as assigned and/or creates community partnerships to facilitate implementation of assigned programs.
  • Participates in research projects as assigned.
  • Uses clinical nursing skills to assess health status, plan, implement and evaluate appropriate interventions for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Participates in 24-hour on call responsibilities as required, if applicable.
  • Participates in the maintenance of current Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database systems, or electronic medical records.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives as assigned.
  • Complies with the Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee’s relevant best practice documents.
Physical
  • The position involves travel and variations of the working day.
  • Works in a safe manner 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 in all assigned areas.
Qualifications
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
  • Community/public health and/or health promotion experience is an asset
  • Experience working with priority populations, community mobilization and capacity building
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

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.

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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