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Job Code:183611
Opportunity:Epidemiologist
Location:Sioux Lookout, ON
Date Posted:12/3/2018

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Epidemiologist The Approaches to Community Wellbeing (ACW), at Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority, includes four main program areas: Healthy Living, Raising our Children, Safe Communities, and Roots for Community Wellbeing. In order to achieve our goal of ensuring a wholistic approach, these four program areas are supported by the Regional Wellness Response Program to support the incorporation of mental health promotion and perspectives throughout programming. ACW is a regional resource to 31 First Nations communities, providing expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region. The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing. If you enjoy the outdoors, travelling and connecting with people, then the Sioux Lookout area is the place for you! On top of all that, SLFNHA offers great benefits, a supportive work environment and many opportunities! For more information and an organizational profile, please visit: http://bit.ly/SLFNHA-OP RESPONSIBILITIES: . Develop, implement, and manage a First Nations Health Surveillance system to keep track of the health status of Sioux Lookout area First Nations communities. . Oversee and guide staff associated with data collection and analysis at the regional level (i.e. data clerks) and appraise employee job results. . Work closely with community-based workers to ensure appropriate data collection practices are used. . Work closely with the Associate Medical Officer of Health and Approaches to Community Wellbeing Manager to provide Community Wellbeing services. . Assist Approaches to Community Wellbeing in developing and monitoring program performance indicators. . Work closely with communities to develop data governance policies, and identify indicators they wish to include in health status reports. . Manage the preparation, maintenance, and submission of all health surveillance and health status reports. . Plan, develop and implement systems that perform the work and fulfill the goals of the program efficiently and effectively. . To participate and direct delivery of training and educational activities for all communities. . Support communities through the Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Research Program to conduct public health research. . Support in the development and monitoring of budgets related to data collection and analysis initiatives. . Liaise with leadership, frontline workers, health care providers and other service workers in communities to collaboratively strategize means to tackle priority issues related to public health/community wellbeing based on the health status analyses of communities. SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS . Master's degree in epidemiology, or a related field. . 2 years direct work experience in health surveillance, population health assessments, and data management . Understanding of Public Health Systems (including Health Promotion and Protection Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards), and First Nations health systems . Knowledge of epidemiology, statistical analysis and research methodology . Extensive skills in creating and managing epidemiological databases . Experience using statistical software . Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to speak the dialects used within the Sioux Lookout zone; . Strong leadership and supervisory skills . Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment; . Ability to develop respectful relationships with First Nations people, communities, stakeholders, and health care providers to promote an integrated seamless delivery of service . Must be willing to travel and relocate to Sioux Lookout If you believe you can make a strong contribution to this organization as a Epidemiologist please submit your resume in confidence to healthcare@legacybowes.com quoting #183611.



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