Senior Resident (Specialist) (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:
    1. Formulates national policies and plans for surveillance.
    2. Plan, direct, oversee, and manage epidemiologic studies and urgent outbreak investigations.
    3. Design and management of surveillance systems for diseases of public health importance.
    4. Design of instruments for the collection of surveillance information and data.
    5. Development and conduct of epidemiologic studies for program planning.
    6. Conduct and develop methods for descriptive and comprehensive analyses of surveillance data for multiple purposes.
    7. 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.
    8. 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 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

 

Kindly visit the Ministry of Health & Wellness’ website (www.moh.gov.jm) for additional details on the job.