Date: Feb 8, 2018
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2Y 4G8
Req ID: 15021
Location: Central Zone, Public Health Services - Burnside
Department: 3002031 Public Health CZ
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Management/Non Union Management
Posting Closing Date: 23-Feb-18
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Senior Director for Population and Public Health, the PH Directors at the zone level are accountable for PH resources and action, as defined in the: * Health Protection Act (HPA) & Regulations under the HPA; other legislation (PHIA, FOI, OHS)* Nova Scotia Public Health Standards and Protocols * Nova Scotia Health Authority vision and values, policies, procedures, applicable agreements, Accreditation Canada Standards and other Quality processes The Director is accountable for the overall planning, development, implementation and evaluation of public health services and programs and stewardship of all resources allocated to public health at the zone level within the context of public health as a provincial program. The Director ensures public health expertise in surveillance, health promotion, population health assessment, health protection, and disease and injury prevention is provided to stakeholders and clients. As part of his/her strategic leadership, the Director engages in collaborative and partnership processes across the health system and across sectors and jurisdictions such as education and municipalities. The Director provides leadership in the community on public health issues, influencing decision making on issues that affect health status and the delivery of health services. The Director co leads with the Medical Officer of Health, the Public Health leadership team at the zone and program level, providing strategic and operational direction to public health employees and working in collaboration with stakeholders across all levels of the health system. The Director ensures the Public Health Standards and Protocols are implemented in a consistent and equitable manner and that resources are effectively utilized. The Director provides direction and oversight to staff in the delivery of community based programs, monitoring processes and outcomes in relation to accountability frameworks. The Director fosters an environment of learning, respectful workplace and accountability, incorporating quality frameworks and processes. The Director ensures that the priorities of the zone public health team are aligned with the priorities at the health authority level. This includes working towards a common vision of public health by setting goals, communicating the goals, and monitoring and evaluating achievements.
The Director demonstrates a core set of public health attitudes and values, applies public health core competencies to all of his/her work and; is accountable to provide competent, safe and ethical professional practice. The Public Health Director collaborates with the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) as leaders of Public within the zone and as a provincial public health program within the health authority. The Medical Officers of Health have accountabilities under the Health Act and report directly to the Chief Medical Officer of Health at the Department of Health and Wellness.The Director also collaborates with members of the Department of Health and Wellness public health branch. Specific accountabilities include: the provision of data, contributing to public health policy development and implementation, sharing local issues and perspectives and engaging in conversations about the public health system. As part of the mandate of Public Health in the health authority, the Director ensures that public health staff in the zone contribute to the development of community health profiles. The Director provides advice and assistance to the zone Executive Directors and Vice Presidents of Integrated Health Services as required.
Hours of Work
Permanent Full-Time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$ 90 165 - $ 119 801 annually
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit a criminal record check and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment.
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Only online applications are accepted.
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