|Job Title:||Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit|
|Work Site:||Public Health Surveillance Unit, Chief Med Health Officer - Vancouver, BC|
Temporary Full Time
Approximately September 2020 until September 2021
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
Come work as a Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit to join the Public Health Surveillance Unit. Apply today to join our team!
VCH’s Public Health Surveillance Unit (PSHU) is a small team of epidemiologists, analysts and a biostatistician who support regional public health teams within the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer. This position would support a variety of programs including injury, communicable disease and overdose surveillance, program evaluations and community health assessments.
This position reports to the Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance , and responsibilities may include working to monitor disease trends and health indicators for the purpose of the implementation of effective prevention strategies in Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). This goal is achieved through the establishment, maintenance and periodic evaluation of regional surveillance data for diseases, health indicators and determinants of health.
In collaboration and consultation with other program areas within the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer, you will have a role on regional public health matters. Key internal partnerships include Medical Health Officers, Public Health Nurses, Environmental Health Officers, Infection Control Practitioners, Population Health, Health Protection, Emergency Management, as well as external colleagues at other health authorities, regional/hospital Epidemiologists, and provincial and federal Epidemiologists and laboratories.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Knowledge & Abilities
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.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.