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Territorial Specialist, Public Health & Communicable Disease
Territorial Specialist, Public Health & Communicable Disease

Territorial Specialist, Public Health & Communicable Disease

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $104,000 - $125,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

The Territorial Specialist, Public Health & Communicable Disease (Specialist) provides leadership for the tactical planning, implementing, maintaining, monitoring and evaluating of immunization and communicable disease control standards. The Specialist is responsible for providing immediate direction and advice concerning the management and control of communicable diseases as needed, thereby ensuring the safety and health of the population of the Northwest Territories (NWT).

The Specialist is appointed as a Public Health Officer under the NWT Public Health Act. By virtue of this appointment and a delegation of responsibilities received from the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO), the incumbent has a statutory duty to enforce the Act and accompanying regulations as appropriate.

The Specialist is responsible to research and recommend patient care quality standards for public health services provided to all age groups as they relate to communicable disease prevention and control and immunization. This position collaborates with Territorial, Regional and professional practice leadership to establish performance improvement activities, and works to ensure competency of health care personnel who provide these public health services.

The position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Territorial Manager, Public Health & Communicable Disease in the Communicable Disease Control Unit located in the OCPHO.

The level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of an undergraduate degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing, public health or another health¿related program. The incumbent must be a registered nurse in good standing with the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) and have a minimum of 5 years of related nursing experience within the last 6 years.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.