ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER-CD (FULL TIME) (BB-51CE5)
Found in: Talent CA
Description:Position SummaryThis position will Reporting to a Team Lead – Environmental Health and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) is responsible for carrying out a diverse program of environmental health protection. The Communicable Disease EHO (CD-EHO) will provide clinical and practice support and services related to the delivery of communicable disease control services across Northern Health, supporting the control of enteric, vector-borne, zoonotic and other environmental communicable and infectious diseases and outbreaks.Using a variety of professional and technical skills, the position reduces the incidence of communicable disease, injury and health hazards; performs technical assessments; provides consultative and education services; ensures that community development does not conflict with a healthy environment; ensures compliance with environment health legislation, policy and standards.The CD-EHO provides disease follow up, , education, training and professional practice support to field public health staff , frontline leaders, prevention services management staff, and a range of health, social service, education personnel and organizations. The CD-EHO collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely response and follow-up to disease reports, supports the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures, monitors for best practice and participates in quality assurance and improvement initiatives. The CD-EHO is a member of the NH Communicable Disease Program Team, working closely and in person, with the Central CD Hub. Qualifications-Baccalaureate degree in Public Health Inspection or equivalent training and experience; specialized education, training and experience in enteric, vector-borne, zoonotic/environments communicable disease control; and five years recent experience in public health inspection including communicable disease investigation and follow-up. -Must hold Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) (CPHI(C))-Current valid B.C. Driver’s License.Skills and Abilities:Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines. Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of Northern Health policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care. Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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