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Manager Tuberculosis Program

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This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
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Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
23 November 2018

Term March 31, 2021.

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.

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health , the Manager, tuberculosis Programs is responsible for improving the health of Nunavut population by leading territory-wide efforts aimed at the effective prevention aimed at the effective prevention, identification and appropriate treatment of the disease and promotion of conditions under which the disease can be eliminated.

The incumbent provides territorial leadership and expertise in both program design and implementation to ensure that new TB program is established, coordinated and implemented in accordance with current evidence-based protocols and standards in the treatment of TB.

An in-depth knowledge of Communicable diseases in general and TB in particular and specialized knowledge of population health, specifically the social determinants of health is required to be successful in the position. Professional, up to date clinical knowledge of diagnostic and treatment methods for TB are also required along with knowledge of the history of Nunavut including traumas experienced by Inuit. Strong planning and project management skills are required for this position as well as the ability to conduct presentations, prepare written documentation, briefing, manuals and policy documentation. 

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Bachelor’s Degree in a healthcare profession (such as Nursing), along with three years of progressively responsible work experience in diagnosis and treatment of TB, population health, health promotion and/or health care management. Previous experience using epidemiological information through SPSS, STATA and SAS are considered as assets. Master’s degree in public health and certification in Nurse practitioner are also considered as assets.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French.  Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.  Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Current Indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees that apply and are successful on this term position may be offered an internal transfer assignment for the duration of the term pending Manager approval.

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