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SURVEILLANCE OFFICER


 

 

 

                      GOVERNMENT VACANCY

 

                 JOB TITLE: SURVEILLANCE OFFICER

 

 

 DEPARTMENT:                  National Epidemiology and Research Unit

 MINISTRY:                            Health and Human Services

 LOCATION:                         Providenciales.

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Chief of Epidemiology and Research Unit (NERU), manage the collection of data from surveillance/sentinel sites conducts contact tracing and follow-up of specific incidences of communicable disease or outbreaks, and maintain appropriate records to facilitate analysis, interpretation of data, and timely intervention to positively impact public health in TCI.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and maintains appropriate systems for reporting, follow up, and investigation of communicable and other diseases, and events or occurrences of importance to health.
  • Establishes new and maintains existing relationships with all sentinel/reporting sites (public sector and private sector) to facilitate timely and accurate reporting, and information dissemination.
  • Assists with research and disease surveillance activities to facilitate the measurement of health status indicators, and collection of surveillance and health service data.
  • Assists with data entry and management using health and statistical software such as Excel, Epi Info, SPSS, and Stata.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving the quality and timeliness of surveillance systems.
  • Assists health professionals to better understand the importance of reporting and participating in/conducting in-service training with stakeholders as necessary.
  • Conducts surveillance activities at institutions/sites such as ports of entry, schools, and Detention Centre.
  • Assists with preparation and dissemination of communicable disease outbreak reports to the Ministry of Health and CAREC in a timely, manner as requested during the outbreak.
  • Other relevant duties as may be assigned.

 

 QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Nursing or other allied health discipline from an accredited institution with additional training/specialization in Public Health; a Master's degree in Public Health would be an asset.
  • A minimum of 3 year experience as a public health practitioner (e.g., surveillance officer, public health nurse, or environmental health officer).
  •  Experience in working with communicable disease surveillance.
  •  Experience in outbreak investigation and report dissemination.

 

SALARY: T20 – T 25 $24,840.00 - $28,560.00 per annum

 

Application Procedure

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter,  two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being Surveillance Officer Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Surveillance Officer Application clearly marked on the envelopes.

Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

Qualified Belongers will be given first consideration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

 

4th June, 2013.