|Job Title:||Tobacco Reduction Coordinator (Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field, social sciences, education, management)|
|Work Site:||Tobacco Reduction - Powell River Health Unit|
|Status:||Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)|
|Start Date:||As soon as possible|
|Salary:||$30.75 - $38.33 per hour|
|Hours:||0830 - 1630, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off|
ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC:
On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.
On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Tobacco Reduction and to the Regional Manager, Health Protection and local Medical Health Officer (MHO), and working collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team using a Best Practices approach, the Tobacco Reduction Coordinator (TRC) is responsible for leading the Tobacco Reduction Strategy for a geographic portion of VCH. This may include the entire health authority for some initiatives and includes all health care sectors - Public Health, Acute Care, Community Care, Long Term Care, and Mental Health/Addictions. The TRC oversees tobacco and vapour product reduction in the areas of prevention, protection and cessation. The TRC determines the need for programs, and plans, implements, and evaluates these programs. The programs are directed towards health promotion and acute/chronic disease prevention. The targets are the general population as well as high risk groups. The TRC will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to address behavioural risk factors (tobacco and vapour product use) that cause chronic disease and further a population health approach to promoting health and reducing the burden of chronic disease.
Education & Experience
Knowledge & Abilities
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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