Coordinator I, Epidemiology and Health Analytics

Coordinator I, Epidemiology and Health Analytics

Renfrew County District Health Unit
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: May 10th 2024
Salary: $48.85 to $56.11 per hour

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is one of 34 public health units in Ontario. We serve the municipalities in Renfrew County and district which also include the City of Pembroke, the Township of South Algonquin and most of Algonquin Provincial Park.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit has an opening for a Coordinator I, Epidemiology and Health Analytics. This is a temporary position for a maternity leave.

General Duties:      

As a member of the management team, the Coordinator, Epidemiology and Health Analytics provides leadership in population health assessment and surveillance in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Foundational Standards and their associated protocols. The Coordinator will contribute to organizational excellence, and effective and efficient program and service delivery.

In this role, the Coordinator will assist the Medical Officer of Health, senior management team and program staff in meeting the following population health assessment requirements:

  • Conduct surveillance, including the ongoing collection, collation, analysis, and periodic reporting of population health information.
  • Interpret and use surveillance data to communicate information on risks to relevant audiences.
  • Assess current health status, health behaviours, preventive health practices, risk and protective factors, health care utilization relevant to public health, and demographic indicators, including the assessment of trends and changes.
  • Use population health, social determinants of health, health inequities, and other sources of information to assess the needs of the local population including priority populations.
  • Provide population health information, including social determinants of health, health inequities, and other relevant sources to the public, community partners, and other health care providers.
  • Assist with the planning and evaluation of RCDHU programs and services.

The minimum education and experience for this position are:

  • Master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or public health (with a focus on epidemiology).
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in a public health environment, specializing in data analysis and reporting.
  • Knowledge of current public health issues, the theory and application of epidemiological concepts, trend analysis and forecasting and quality assurance principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving ability with excellent technology and software application skills (e.g. Stata, SPSS, Excel and Power BI).
  • Demonstrated project/program management, interpersonal and administrative skills, including the ability to set priorities, establish timeframes, and organize resources.
  • Advanced oral and written proficiency in English is essential (French is an asset).

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Competencies in quantitative methods and analysis.
  • Critical thinking and appraisal of scientific evidence, and knowledge transfer of scientific data to other members of the public health team.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Strong mathematical and statistical analysis skills.
  • Ability to teach others and communicate in a highly effective manner.
  • Perform bi-variate and multi-variate data analysis and more complex analysis.
  • Highly effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to handle multiple overlapping projects.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Reliable, flexible in a changing environment, conscientious and thorough.
Additional Information

This position includes 4% vacation pay and 8.5% in lieu of benefits.

Closing date: Applications must be received, in MS Word or PDF format, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024. Please send your cover letter and resume, stating Competition #CEHA 24-07.

Thank you for your interest, however, only applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.   Accessibility accommodations are available upon request.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.  No telephone calls please.

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Contact Information
Corporate Services
Renfrew County District Health Unit
141 Lake Street,
Pembroke, Ontario

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