Epidemiologist - Primary Health Care - Chronic Disease and Family Practice


Req ID: 39092
Location: ProvincialZone,Mumford Professional Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 60076890 PHC NS LA System Support
Type of Employment: PermanentHourly FT (100%FTE) x 2position(s)
Union Status: Management/Non UnionBargaining Unit - Management/ Non-Union

Posting Closing Date: 20-Sep-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Primary Health Care Planning & Development, the Epidemiologist works with members of the Primary Health Care, Chronic Disease Management, and Department of Family Practice team to lead the development of high quality surveillance tools, techniques, and systems for the primary health care system in Nova Scotia to support understanding our population. The position will play a key role in building capacity related to understanding our populations, quality, and evaluation within the Primary Health Care & Department of Family Practice Portfolio. He/she provides expert advice and leadership in epidemiology and surveillance and provides statistical and epidemiological analysis of primary health care and population health data to support decision making, planning, research, policy development, and administration. The Epidemiologist assists in the identification and evaluation of issues that impact the health of Nova Scotians and the planning for a strengthened primary health care system, and plays a key role in advancing the epidemiological and surveillance decision support, information management and knowledge translation activities aligned with the understanding function of the primary health care system.
The epidemiologist collaborates in the development of a quality management system and develops methods and data collection procedures to ensure monitoring of program, system, and health outcomes. S/he establishes and fosters partnerships and facilitates collaboration with other programs/services (internal and external) to build and strengthen relationships and achieve objectives by ensuring intricate problem solving, relationship building, and partnership development.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's Degree (e.g., MSc, MPH) in epidemiology
  • Eligible for registration with relevant health discipline/college or association, where applicable
  • Minimum of 5-7 years' experience in a primary health care or community-based environment
  • Thorough understanding of population health and epidemiological principles
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated skills in advanced research methodologies and statistical analysis
  • Demonstrated experience providing epidemiological advice to senior decision makers
  • Knowledge of the primary health care system in Nova Scotia
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Project management skills to manage multiple/conflicting deadlines and priorities
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical and analytical software such as SAS, Stata, SPSS, Epi Info; proficiency in general word processing (Word) and the development and maintenance of spreadsheets (Excel); and familiarity with presentation software
  • Experience with tools such as GIS mapping and social network analysis is considered an asset

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
Hours of Work
Permanent, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Salary Information
$38.1295 - $50.6628 hourly
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid Registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the ab ove. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy. Only online applications are accepted.
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About Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need.

Partnerships are important to us. We work in partnership with community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards. Whether we are hosting wellness programs in the community, conducting innovative research in labs, or helping a patient recover in hospital; we are creating a healthier Nova Scotia.
We are guided by strong provincial leadership and local leadership teams in four zones.

Mission: To achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together
Vision: Healthy people, healthy communities - for generations
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