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Posting ID: 409
Division: Healthy Schools & Communities
Job Type: Permanent
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Work Location: Halton Regional Centre - 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville (Health Department)
Employee Group: MMSG
Posting Date: March 15, 2022
Application Deadline: March 29, 2022
Reporting to the Director, Healthy Schools and Communities, this role leads a multi-disciplinary team of health and administrative professionals in managing the Immunizations Services program. As one of two managers in Immunization Services, this role will be assigned to manage one of the following:
- Vaccine Clinics – includes, but not limited to: school-based immunization program, community based vaccine clinics, records management (panorama, iPHIS, COVax, and others), enforcement of the Immunization School Pupils Act (ISPA), and Quality Assurance.
- Vaccine Management – includes, but not limited to: vaccine depot/distribution (including FLU and COVID-19 vaccines), cold-chain, UIIP, inventory management (Panorama, COVax, and others), and Quality Assurance
Responsibilities also include the development and implementation of programs and policies, including long range planning and evaluation that aid in the achievement of program goals and objectives.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Manages the development and implementation of programs and policies related to Immunizations Services
- Develops and leads through significant Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives
- Lead the expansion and enforcement of ISPA initiatives
- Lead the expansion of the vaccine depot including COVID vaccine
- Ensures best practices are adhered to and are in accordance with provincial guidelines.
- Manages human resources including within a collective agreement environment and ensures consistent application of the collective agreement.
- Ensures effective allocation of human resources to maintain program delivery standards.
- Ensures service delivery targets set by the province are met, including monitoring including immunization wastage rates & coverage rates.
- Responsible for program priority setting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and makes necessary changes based on new or changing legislation.
- Identifies priorities based on need of residents.
- Develops or revises program policies and procedures to align with provincial changes.
- Prepares immunization services reports for Regional Council, relevant ministries, and the Medical Officer of Health as needed
- Develops and manages budgets in order to ensure program priorities are met.
- Collaborates and manages relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including responding to inquiries from public, Regional Departments and ministries.
- Works with internal and external stakeholders in the development of new initiatives including nursing informatics and technology solutions to support immunization services.
- Develops and maintains relationships with Policy Integration and Communications, Information Technology and other corporate partners.
- Rotational on-call responsibilities.
Skills & Qualifications
- The successful candidate will be a member in good standing with a regulatory professional body and Master’s degree in nursing, health administration or a health related field is strongly preferred.
- The candidate will also have at minimum six (6) years of experience in a public health environment, experience with immunizations or vaccine preventable diseases, is strongly preferred.
- This role requires strong knowledge of inventory supply management best practices, clinical and professional standards, including broad knowledge of public health, human services and determinants of health.
- Extensive knowledge and experience with legislation and mandates governing public health is required, including ISPA.
- Knowledge of management theory, leadership, and change and dispute resolution is required along with strong project management skills including report writing and program planning.
- This role requires demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
- Interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, coach, influence and motivate staff along with political acuity are required.
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, LEAN certification, and/or CQI training is a strong asset.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Working/ Employment Conditions
- Flexibility in working hours is required as there may be periodic meetings and functions outside of regular business hours.
- Travel may be required; incumbent must supply their own transportation.
- The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on condition that the Regional Municipality of Halton receives a current (obtained within the past six (6) months), original and acceptable Criminal Records Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screen.
- In support of the Region’s commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, the Region has a vaccination requirement for all employees. The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and able to provide proof of vaccination. The candidate will be asked to provide the Region with proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Code, a request for accommodation can be requested and written proof satisfactory to the Region will be required.
Important information about your application:
- If you require accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
- We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
- Applications will be accepted up to midnight of the application deadline.
- If you experience any issues with submitting your application, please contact HR Access at 905-825-6000 extension 7700.
- Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered.
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- If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by email and/or phone. Please ensure the contact information provided on your resume is up to date and that you check your email and voicemail regularly.