This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Under the supervision of the Director of Population Health, and the support of the Regional Communicable Disease Coordinator, and Territorial Communicable Disease Consultant, and with overall direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health this position will fulfill the public health mandate of protecting, restoring, and promoting health to prevent and reduce the incidence of Tuberculosis using a population health framework. The Public Health TB Case Manager focuses on supporting community TB programs in the region by providing knowledge and expertise based on best practices, current research, national and territorial standards and guidelines and sound public health principles. The incumbent will lead public health TB programming and provide expert guidance to meet public health priorities for the community and region.
The Public Health TB Case Manager provides Public Health TB program management to support communities and Health Centre’s by assessing and monitoring the management of community TB programs, implementing TB programming and prevention strategies, ensuring that TB control practices in the region follow Nunavut protocols and the Canadian TB Standards, collecting disease data and reporting all suspected and confirmed cases of TB and performing ongoing evaluations of community TB programs and adapting programs to meet community needs. Providing TB case management to Community Health Centre’s by ensuring that the TB assessment, contact tracing and baseline investigations are initiated promptly for all new cases of TB. The Manager will be travelling to communities as needed to provide temporary surge capacity during outbreaks or periods of high TB activity.
Knowledge of core competencies or TB control in Canada, Community Health Nurses of Canada public health nursing competencies, standards of practice, and professional practice model, good computer skills, group facilitation, teaching, and communication skills are required. A valid driver’s license is required as well. RNANT/NU registration or ability to obtain registration prior to start date is required, CPR health professional with annual recertification. The incumbent must be willing to successfully complete all certification programs that are offered in work setting and/or required for the position.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a bachelors or Nursing, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Bachelor of Science Arctic Nursing or Diploma in nursing with equivalencies, two years nursing experience with Public Health/Tuberculosis is required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, English and French.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Masters in Nursing or Public Health is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.