Job ID: 11704
Job Category: Health Services
Division & Section: Public Health, PH Communicable Disease Control
Work Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Temporary (11 month) vacancies
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $41.67 – $45.66, PSG TF0176, wage grade#13.
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week, 7 hour shifts
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Period: 26-Feb-2021 to 12-Mar-2021
Reports to Manager, Control of Infectious Diseases/Infection Control and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA), and related provincial acts, regulations and municipal by-laws through the investigation of communicable disease cases and outbreaks and the inspection of specific premises to ensure infection control standards implemented.
The Public Health Inspector:
- Investigates communicable disease cases, conducts contact tracing, consults and advises physicians and other health professionals on infection prevention and control, and liaises with other public health programs.
- Investigates and responds to outbreak in institutional settings, e.g. hospitals, long term care homes and complex continuing care, including a collection of information and investigation of reports of communicable disease.
- Collects samples and specimens, and forwards them to laboratory for analysis. Reviews results and initiates further action as necessary.
- Responds to outbreaks and makes recommendations to prevent further spread.
- Participates in surveillance to determine possible causes of clusters and outbreaks at the local level.
- Identifies, assesses, and investigates infection prevention and control complaints and health hazards in regulated health professional and personal services settings.
- Involved in the enforcement of applicable legislation, including HPPA section 13 verbal and written orders, and charges under the Provincial Offences Act.
- Gathers, completes and processes all legal documentation in accordance with recognized standards. Coordinates legal activities with the Legal Division and provincial courts, and coordinates the preparation of all necessary reports. Attends court or Health Protection Appeal Board, (quasi-judicial inquiries tribunal) as an expert witness as necessary. In non-compliance situations proceeds to legal action. Executes a search warrant in extreme cases. Serves Provincial Offences notices and summonses as a Provincial Offences Officer, works with the prosecutor in case preparation and gives evidence in court.
- Assists in the development and implementation of in-service sessions for internal and external stakeholders.
- Participates on boards, committees and work groups. Represents the area/team and the department on intra and interdepartmental and community committees to identify changing community health needs and assist in planning programs to meet those needs.
- Maintains compliance with all privacy and confidentially legislation.
- Participates in after-hours response to communicable disease investigation
- Distributes educational materials and conducts educational seminars.
- Supports TPH response to emergencies requiring public health assistance.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- A University Degree in Science, Health Sciences or related discipline or the approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Possession of a Canadian Certificate in Public Health Inspection.
- Experience in enforcing all statutes and Municipal By-Laws with respect to infection prevention and control, and communicable disease control.
- Experience in interviewing and follow up of individuals (and their contacts) diagnosed with a communicable disease.
- Experience in carrying out public health inspections and investigations.
- Experience in diseases and outbreak investigations and basic epidemiology.
- Experience in using iPHIS and ICIS, or comparable databases.
- Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
You must also have:
- Ability to organize and supervise field work and exercise initiative and independent judgement.
- Ability to establish and maintain good relations with the public and other staff.
- Ability to speak effectively in public and to work in teams.
- Strong written communication skills.
- Ability to discuss sensitive information with clients.
- Ability to work independently, be solution-based, and manage change.
- Ability to work flexible hours – overtime, shift work including evenings and weekends may be required.
Will be required to be trained on iPHIS and ICIS, and other databases.
All Toronto Public Health (TPH) employees who enter Toronto hospitals with an influenza vaccination or mask policy are required to comply with the Immunization Policy For TPH Employees (e.g. be vaccinated against influenza or wear a mask). The successful candidate will be assigned to use information systems containing personal health information and will be required to meet registration requirements of eHealth Ontario to perform the required duties of the position.
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City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City’s Internal Job Posting Portal.