If you are interested in joining an exciting role that addresses a lot of current health issues in BC, then come join our Health Surveillance Team! You would provide epidemiological analysis and recommend on population health, health and wellness indicators, and health surveys, development of surveillance systems, research approaches and preparation of data and analysis for internal and external stakeholders. Your excellent organizational and analytical skills as well as your epidemiological experience makes you a strong candidate for this exciting role. This role works in close partnership with federal, provincial and First Nations government, academic institutions and health professionals regarding epidemiology and health surveillance. You will design and conduct epidemiological and statistical analyses and surveys, evaluate and support epidemiological research activities. Define and recommend the scope and objectives for projects related to health surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, data analysis, surveys and research. Provide advice and recommendations to the Director and senior management team on epidemiological issues, trends, and approaches in First Nations health.
1. Plans, designs, and conducts recurring and non-recurring epidemiological and statistical analyses and surveys, and critically evaluates and supports epidemiological research activities.
2. Defines and recommends the nature, scope, and objectives for projects related to health surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, data analysis, surveys and research
3. Analyzes and shares the findings through discussions, presentations, and reports to internal or external stakeholders in order to contribute to the body of knowledge.
4. Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams comprised of federal, provincial, and First Nations government, academic institutions, and health professionals (Physicians, Health Planners, Health Workers, etc.) regarding epidemiology and health surveillance. Recommends methodological approaches, and areas for analysis and research
5. Contributes to national, provincial, and regional health databases/health surveillance systems as appropriate, and provides advice at provincial, regional, organizational, and community levels on the collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of health related data for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice for First Nations in BC.
6. Provides recommendations and input into the development and implementation of statistical approaches, analyses, and techniques for use in all areas of surveillance, assessment of health risks, analysis of trends in health status, and priority health issues pertaining to health and wellness in First Nations health communities.
7. Provides advice and recommendations to the Director and senior management team on epidemiological issues, trends, and approaches in First Nations health.
8. Conducts research and synthesizes information to contribute to the development of epidemiological evidence for the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies, programs, and standards.
9. Contributes to the development of collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to exchange and/or clarify health related information, enhance the dissemination of and access to information, identify opportunities of shared interest, and promote an integrated effort regarding the surveillance and/or research of particular epidemiological issues.
10. Participates in interdepartmental meetings, committees, symposia, and conferences to discuss trends or issues with health related data.
11. Drafts and disseminates reports to internal and external stakeholders, such as Regional tables or Provincial Health officer respectively, and prepares health related data for briefings, presentations, and responses to enquiries, the media, and the public.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned
* Bachelor’s Degree in Epidemiology or Statistics or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
* Minimum 3 years of related experience
Employee Class: Temporary
Application Deadline: December 10, 2018 at 4:00pm