Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Regional Epidemiologist, Quality Patient Safety and Infection Control

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Regional Epidemiologist, Quality Patient Safety and Infection Control
    Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital - 12th & Oak
    Status: Temporary Full Time - With Approx. End Date of November 28, 2019
    Reference#: 108972-ale


    Reporting to the Regional Director Quality Data Analytics and, in collaboration with the Quality Patient Safety and Infection Control (QPS-IPAC) team, the Regional Epidemiologist works to reduce the incidence of preventable adverse events including healthcare associated infections across all sectors of care within Vancouver Coastal Health. This goal is achieved through contributing to the ongoing development, use and evaluation of a comprehensive and integrated regional performance measurement and reporting system to support timely evidence-informed decision-making at all levels of the organization including at the point-of-care. Other responsibilities include investigation of outbreaks/clusters, evaluation of interventions and quality improvement initiatives, translation of data into institutional best practice and policy, and the conduct of applied epidemiological research.



    • Masters’ Degree or PhD in Epidemiology or related discipline plus two (2) years’ recent, related experience in infection control surveillance including experience with methodological skills in data analysis, study design and statistical data analysis.
    • Publication in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Qualitative data analysis experience will be considered an asset. 


    • Applies superior communication skills to collaborate and influence internal and external stakeholders, providing advice, guidance and education and ensuring compliance with standards, criteria and regulations.
    • Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships that promote cooperative goal achievement and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
    • Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of infection control issues.
    • Maintains current knowledge of new developments, trends and research in infection control surveillance and recommends best practices accordingly.
    • Uses a variety of software applications at an advanced level to prepare reports and other documents to conduct analysis.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

    Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 108972-ale. 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 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.


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