Collaborate with the Medical Epidemiologist and Specialist Surveillance Officer, collate, tabulate, analyse and interpret surveillance related data and information received from the parishes/regions.
- Collation and analysis of surveillance data submitted by the field.
- Preparation of written reports on assigned diseases/health events.
- Participation in outbreak investigations.
- Validation of surveillance data submitted by the field.
- Oversight of packaging and shipment of samples to CARPHA and other laboratories as needed.
- Supervision of the dissemination of laboratory results.
- Participation in the training and re-training of staff involved in surveillance
- Preparation of relevant sections of the National Epidemiology Bulletin.
Key responsibility areas
- Ensure the timeliness and completeness of case investigation reports received from the field.
- Collate, analyze and interpret surveillance data on maternal deaths, vaccine preventable diseases and rheumatic fever/rheumatic heart disease.
- Prepare written and oral presentations and reports on information synthesized from surveillance data.
- Participate in the investigation of disease outbreaks and significant public health events
- Participate in control measures for limiting the spread of vaccine preventable infections including, if required, administering vaccines to members of the public and healthcare workers.
- Collaborate with colleagues in the community, primary, secondary, and tertiary care facilities in the monitoring and investigation of diseases of national and international significance.
- Assist in the preparation of protocols, procedures manuals and other documents related to epidemiological surveillance.
- Participate in disaster management as required.
- Assist in the preparation of special reports for national, regional and international agencies.
- Plan and conduct training and orientation of field staff and students in the principles and practice of disease surveillance.
- Monitor the timeliness of biomedical sample/specimen shipment to national and reference laboratories for testing as per indicators.
- Assist with laboratory surveillance.
- Attend and participate in weekly and monthly surveillance meetings.
- Participate in special surveys and other research activities as required.
- Participate in local, regional and international, conferences and seminars
- Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Medical Epidemiologist or Medical Officer (Health), Surveillance.
- Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief Nursing Officer
|1||Knowledge of epidemiological surveillance principles and methods.|
|2||Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues in the field and the Ministry of Health by oral and written means.|
|3||Knowledge of national health policies pertaining to Public Health.|
|4||Excellent knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and electronic presentation applications|
|5||Ability to collect, collate, analyze, and interpret surveillance data.|
|6||Ability to prepare and conduct presentations tailored to various audiences.|
|1||Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.|
|2||Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clinical and public health personnel at the regional, parish and facility levels.|
|3||Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive medical and non-medical data and maintain confidentiality of same.|
Minimum Required Education and Experience
- Registered Nurse or Public Health Inspector
- Master of Public Health degree or Master of Science degree in Epidemiology
- Certificate in Midwifery an asset
- Minimum of five (5) years of continuous work experience in clinical or public health field.
Applications with résumés are to be submitted no later than Monday, November 15, 2021 to:
Human Resource Management & Development
Ministry of Health & Wellness
10A Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 10
The Ministry of Health & Wellness thanks all applicants for their interest; however, please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.