Website Northwestern Health Unit

Location: To be Determined
Start Date: To be Determined
Terms: Permanent Full-time, 37.5 hours/week
Salary: $59.94 to $66.61 per hour, dependant on experience

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Health Protection and working in a collegial/collaborative relationship with the Management team, is responsible for the effective leadership, management and supervision of assigned program(s), leadership of Sexual Health, Harm Reduction programs and related service delivery provided to the public in accordance with the provincial legislation and the Northwestern Health Unit Policies.

As a member of the Management team, the Manager of Sexual Health and Harm Reduction (SH/HR) contributes to excellence in the leadership of the organization and participates with other managers in the planning and decision making processes aiming at enhancing the delivery of services provided. The Manager will liaise with and connect among Managers of Sexual Health and Harm Reduction at other public health units and Ministry program leads through regular, recurring group meetings and ad hoc meetings. The Manager will contribute to the integration of professional practice, education and research to promote evidence-based programs and services and a continuous quality improvement approach.

The Manager is responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of the programs and services under their supervision. The Manager is responsible for the management of human, physical, material, and financial resources as well as ensuring the quality of care and services provided. The Manager will ensure programming, community outbreak and surge response, and service delivery all align with the NWHU strategic plan including adherence to relevant legislation, regulations, and best employment practices.

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse.
A Master’s degree in Public Health or a healthcare related field of study is an asset.
Leadership training.
A minimum of seven years related experience, inclusive of staff and program leadership in a clinical services setting.
Excellent working knowledge and understanding of Standards, legislation/regulations pertaining to areas of responsibility.
Demonstrated understanding and experience of quality assurance process, program planning and development, application of surveillance and epidemiological data, using electronic systems, spreadsheets, and database programs.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills conducive to interacting in a multidisciplinary environment and relating easily to people from diverse backgrounds.
Sound judgment, problem-solving skills, and proven ability to effectively manage human and fiscal resources.
Ability to support the growth and professional development of direct reports.
Ability to be a positive role model and foster a healthy work environment.
Ability to work with a range of stakeholders and build strong relationships.
Strong command of Microsoft Office applications and other technology utilized by the NWHU, and Familiarity with public health information systems.

All new Northwestern Health Unit employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of hire, unless medically exempt or otherwise exempt under the Ontario Human Rights Code
Access to transportation. Mileage allowance provided.
Successful candidate requires a clear Criminal Reference Check prior to start of work
As part of the application process, along with your resume, please complete and submit the NWHU Application Form; please include the Job Posting number as part of your submission
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Deadline for Applications: Accepting applications until position is filled
Accessibility Statement:

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any stage of the process we will work with you to meet your needs; contact [email protected].

To apply for this position, email your resume, cover letter, and our NWHU Application Form to [email protected].

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