Epidemiologist - Public Health
Colchester East Hants Health Authority
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
7d ago

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.

Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager, Public Health Foundations, the Epidemiologist leads the development of high quality surveillance systems for communicable and non-

communicable diseases for the Public Health system of Nova Scotia. He / she provides expert advice and leadership in epidemiology and surveillance and provides statistical and epidemiological analysis of public health and population health data to support health research, decision making, planning and policy development and administration.

The Epidemiologist assists in the identification and evaluation of issues that threaten the health of Nova Scotians, and advances the epidemiological and surveillance decision support, information management and knowledge translation functions for the Public Health system.

  • Qualifications Master’s degree in Epidemiology (e.g. MSc, MPH) and 5-7 years related experience in a Public Health setting Eligible for registration with relevant health discipline / college or association, where applicable Thorough understanding of population health and epidemiological principles Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) Strong analytical skills Demonstrated skills in advanced research methodologies and statistical analysis Demonstrated experience providing epidemiological advice to senior decision makers Demonstrated experience leading multidisciplinary teams Demonstrated problem solving skills Project management skills to manage multiple / conflicting deadlines and priorities Advanced knowledge of statistical and analytical software such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, Epi Info;
  • proficiency in general word processing (Word) and the development and maintenance of spreadsheets (Excel); and familiarity with presentation software Experience with tools such as GIS mapping and social network analysis is considered an asset Knowledge of the Public Health system in Nova Scotia Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment PLEASE NOTE : Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications.

    Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

    Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information. Hours of Work

  • Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning February 1, 2019
  • Date is approximate and subject to change
  • This position is provincial in scope with various options for location within the province Salary Information $37.3791 -
  • $46.7240 hourly 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. This is a Non-Management / Non-Union position.

    Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits and vacation entitlement and / or usage, prior to accepting the position.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.Only online applications are accepted.

    Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

    Our priority groups are : Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-

    identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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