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2020-035-02 Coordinator - Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, Kuujjuaq
2020 June 16

Interested in a unique management challenge related to organization of services on a vast, magnificent territory like Nunavik? Join our team!

Under the authority of the director of Public Health and her assistant, and jointly with the head of medical services, the coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating the members of the team for the prevention and control of infectious diseases and related activities under various portfolios. He or she shall ensure application of the regional plan of action in public health, infectious-diseases component, as well as its coherence with the local plans of action in public health.

The specific portfolios of the infectious-diseases team are vaccine-preventable diseases, zoonotic diseases, nosocomial infections, reportable diseases (MADOs), tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections (STBBIs). The coordinator shall also be responsible for application of the plan to eliminate tuberculosis in Nunavik.

The coordinator shall assume management of human, physical and financial resources for the services under his or her supervision according to the organization plan. He or she shall also play an advisory role for the team members as well as local and regional organizations. He or she shall foster concerted efforts in interactions with the team as well as the other departments and partners, including the health centres, municipalities and community organizations.

After a restructuring of the Department of Public Health in response to the COVID-19 crisis, the coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating the public-health COVID-19 team and the related activities. More specifically, jointly with the head of medical services, he or she shall coordinate the activities of three subgroups: local logistics/organization of investigative teams; management of persons under investigation and COVID-19 cases, monitoring and training; prevention and control of infections at the health institutions and in workplace and community settings.


Bachelor’s degree in nursing sciences

Master’s degree in a health-related field or in management shall be considered an asset

Minimum of three to five years’ experience in the field of public health within the Québec health and social services network

Professional experience in the prevention and control of infectious diseases

Experience in management in public health shall be considered an asset

Experience in a remote region and in a multicultural environment shall be considered a major asset

Awareness of the issues and priorities in northern regions, more specifically among the Inuit population

Ability to speak at least two of the three languages in use in Nunavik (English, Inuktitut, French)

Functional knowledge of the MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) as well as e-mail and Internet software

Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.

Conditions and benefits

Temporary full-time position of 15 months as intermediate management officer (replacement for maternity leave)

Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS for management personnel of the health and social services network, Class 38

Based in Kuujjuaq

Northern benefits: retention premium ($14 000/year), isolation premium ($9 819/year), cost-of-living allowance ($3 085/year) and, if hired more than 50 km from Kuujjuaq, subsidized housing provided, moving and storage expenses reimbursed, annual personal trips from Kuujjuaq to point of hiring provided, etc.

Additional details

Interested candidates should send their résumé, no later than June 16, 2020, care of:

Human Resources

Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 900, Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0

E-mail: ressources_humaines.reg17@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

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