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Regional Director – Public Health Surveillance Unit


Job Title: Regional Director - Public Health Surveillance Unit
Work Site:Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer, Vancouver
Status: Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)
Reference#: 089435-ale


Job Summary

As Regional Director, you will be accountable to the Vice President (Public Health) and Chief Medical Health Officer for all matters relating to the operations of the Public Health Surveillance Unit (PHSU). The PHSU is a source of health intelligence knowledge and capacity, to support the needs of regional, HSDA and LHA public health practitioners.


You will oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of the PHSU’s core functions of health assessment, disease surveillance, epidemiological investigations and knowledge transfer. As a member of the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer’s senior leadership team, you'll provide expertise, guidance and decision-making in relation to these functions.

In collaboration and consultation with Medical Health Officers and other program Directors, you'll work to establish best practice for monitoring disease trends and health indicators for the purpose of implementing effective prevention strategies for Vancouver Coastal Health communities.


In consultation with Medical Health Officers, you'll also provide epidemiological guidance for public health investigations. For communicable disease outbreaks the PHSU provides a central co-ordination role, with the Regional Director being an integral part of the regional outbreak management team.

Key internal partnerships:



Key external partnerships include colleagues involved with public health matters at other health authorities; municipal and NGO organizations; provincial, federal and international agencies; as well as academic institutions.

Qualifications and Expertise






To Apply:

Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 089435-ale.



Please note:



Internal competition closes December 1, 2016. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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