Career Opportunity – Medical Officer (Health), Communicable Disease Surveillance (HPC/MO 3)

JOB PURPOSE

Under the direction of the Medical Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease the Officer will review notifications, classify cases and take necessary action to follow-up with the field. The Officer assists the Medical Epidemiologist to ensure the ongoing collection, analysis, reporting and dissemination of information.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

  • Review and classification of notifiable disease.
  • Reports on notifiable disease
  • Assist the Medical Epidemiologist, Communicable Disease to:
    • Formulates national policies and plans for surveillance.
    • Plan, direct, oversee, and manage epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations.
    • Design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance.
    • Design of instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data.
    • Development and conduct of epidemiologic studies for program planning.
    • Conduct and develop methods for descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes.
    • Establishes and maintains contact with national and international agencies in the development and implementation of programmes related to of chronic disease, injuries, health care associated infections, perinatal, event-based and mortality surveillance.
    • Review and monitor implementation of surveillance programmes and provides periodic reports, as required.

 

  • Maintains a database on communicable diseases programmes in Jamaica
  • Advises on staffing norms and standards for the delivery of surveillance programmes according to levels of care
  • Represents the Ministry at regional and international conferences and seminars.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Medical Epidemiologist

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • A qualified Medical Doctor plus
  • Master degree in Public Health or Epidemiology or equivalent plus
  • Five (5) years of experience post internship

 

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Interested persons may apply in writing, accompanied by resumes. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 5, 2018 to:

Director
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health
10A Chelsea Avenue
Kingston 10
jobs@moh.gov.jm

Please note that responses will be sent to short- listed applicants only