Under the authority of the coordinator for infectious diseases and as member of the infectious-diseases team of the Nunavik Department of Public Health, the advisor for infectious diseases shall support the activities of the regional plan of action in public health. He or she shall primarily be assigned to the portfolio of sexually transmitted and bloodborne infections (STBBIs), particularly syphilis. More specifically, he or she shall:
- contribute to activities in preventing and managing STBBI cases on the territory;
- contribute to follow-up to syphilis cases in the communities (epidemiological investigations) and to preventive intervention among infected persons and their partners (PIIPP);
- contribute to the development and update of tools for treating and preventing syphilis and other STBBIs as well as carrying out activities in STBBI prevention;
- offer clinical support on STBBIs to the clinicians of both health centres.
The advisor shall occasionally be required to travel on the territory to support clinicians in preventive or control interventions, provide training for interveners or contribute to STBBI-screening activities.
The advisor may, as needed, be required to contribute to other issues in infectious diseases.
University degree in nursing sciences
Membership in good standing with the OIIQ
Experience in prevention and control of infectious diseases shall be considered an asset
Experience in public health and STBBIs shall be considered a major asset
Experience in a remote region shall be considered an asset
Spoken and written skills in French and English; knowledge of Inuktitut shall be considered a major asset
Ability to work in a multicultural setting and within a multidisciplinary team
Familiarity with the issues relevant in Nunavik and with the culture shall be considered an asset
Candidates who are beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement shall receive priority.
Temporary, full-time position of one year with possibility of extension
Position based in Québec City
Occasional stays in the region’s communities
Salary according to the rules set forth by the MSSS
Note that employees of the health and social services network are eligible for northern leave without pay.
Interested candidates should send their résumé in English and French, no later than December 12th, 2019, care of:
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services
Kuujjuaq, Québec J0M 1C0