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ALB00076934 Requisition #
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The Director - Surveillance and Reporting (S&R) assumes a key leadership role in the Population, Public and Indigenous Health (PPIH) portfolio and reports directly to the Executive Director, Public Health Surveillance and Infrastructure (PHSI). The Director, S&R, leads the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s surveillance and reporting agenda. This position has a provincial scope and is responsible for leading an operational unit consisting of team leads, analysts, epidemiologists and administrative support. The position manages two broad functions; the health status assessment and public health surveillance. The Director is responsible for leading a provincial multidisciplinary team, planning and operating the processes related to data access, collection and management; data analysis and interpretations; and reporting and dissemination of health status assessment/surveillance products to assist with evidence-informed decisions on current and emerging health topics. The Director will develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and leaders in order to provide operational leadership and to oversee all related services and initiatives of S&R. The Director also provides direct support and expert counsel to the PHSI dyad (the Executive Director and the Lead Medical Officer of Health), the PHSI division and PPIH Senior Leadership on all aspects of population and community health status assessment, surveillance and reporting.

Description:

Provides leadership through effective communication, ethical decision-making, and commitment to achieving goals and objectives, and ensuring outcome measurements and standards are met. Plans, directs, oversees, and manages epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations. Oversees the design and use of databases for analysis of health problems. Overseas the design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance. Oversees the design of instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data Conducts and develops methods for advanced descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes. Dissemination of Program Data, information, and Findings. Conducts and oversees literature reviews for design of programs, preparation of publications, and planning and evaluation. Designs, prepares, and reviews reports from analyses of surveillance data, literature reviews, and other information. Promotes an environment that fosters quality improvement and a culture of safety. Identifies key challenges and opportunities and provides leadership in support of the development of innovative approaches that enable the achievement of the goals of S&R and PHSI. Ensures that the S&R operations are in alignment with AHS’ vision, mission and values.

  • Classification: Director
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: P124.Admin Hlth Status Assess
  • Primary Location: Coronation Plaza
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 02-JAN-2019
  • Date Available: 21-JAN-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $40.32
  • Maximum Salary: $69.09
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree where the focus of study was public health surveillance and/or health status assessment. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a progressive leadership role in population/community health role is required. A demonstrated and clear pattern of professional development.


Additional Required Qualifications:

In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Advanced and proven communication, facilitation and negotiation skills. Broad-based skills and knowledge of public health surveillance and assessment related to communicable/non-communicable/chronic disease, injury and the environments that shape health issues, in particular those that lead to health inequities. Strong skills in epidemiology, bio-statistics, and the ability to interpret and translate surveillance data into actionable health surveillance information. Strong skills in the use of analytics and data visualization software (e.g. SAS, Tableau, GIS), and the ability to develop ongoing training activities for team members. Strong track record in forming and nurturing partnerships and coalitions with stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to lead change and motivate innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues that are aligned with the goals of the organization. Strong organizational skills, diplomacy skills, client/community-focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Demonstrated leaderships skills including ability to make decisions, coaching and teaching, managing change, motivating and inspiring others to achieve common goals, and creating and implementing innovative solutions for complex issues. Ability to lead strategies and priorities to achieve results and accomplish key objectives and outcomes.


Preferred Qualifications:

Equivalencies of experience and education may be considered.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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