Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager – Ref #2022-103

Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager (Ref #2022-103)


The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities. The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region. The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Healthy Living section of the Model includes Preventing Infectious Diseases, which looks at preventing the spread of infections, and case and contact management of reportable diseases.

Under the direction of the Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing, the Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager will provide oversight and direction for the Preventing Infectious Diseases programming of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing.

The Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager is directly accountable to the Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing.

The salary for this position is $92,849 to a maximum of $119,559/annum.

Who can apply:
Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (s.16 (1)CHRA)


  • Master’s in Public Health is an asset
  • Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum two years’ experience in public health and/or public health nursing
  • Experience supervising projects and staff
  • Understanding of Public Health Systems and First Nations health systems
  • Understanding of the unique determinants of health for First Nations in Northwestern Ontario, and the health landscape in which they seek services
  • Extensive knowledge of public health, infectious diseases, case and contact management, outbreak management
  • Understanding of the Personal Health Information and Protection Act
  • Experience in project planning and evaluation
  • Experience working both independently and in a team-orientated, collaborative environment is essential
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience managing budgets and fulfilling reporting requirements to funders
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain respectful/cooperative relationships with First Nations people, communities, service stakeholders, and health care providers to promote an integrated seamless delivery of service
  • Ability to communicate in one of the First Nations dialects within the Sioux Lookout Zone an asset
  • Must be willing to travel


  • Work with the ACW Director and Human Resources staff to recruit, interview, select, hire, and employ an appropriate number of employees to enhance Preventing Infectious Diseases
  • Provide supervision and direction to Preventing Infectious Diseases staff by:
    • Ensuring communication practices are clear and in place
    • Providing effective problem solving and conflict resolution as required
    • Administering, monitoring, and ensuring adherence to organizational policies and procedures
    • Appraising employee job results
    • Providing ongoing coaching, advice, and motivation
    • Identify and support professional development and training of staff
  • Monitor work plan and finances of Preventing Infectious Disease
    • Managing the development of annual work plans and reports
    • Conduct ongoing health planning with the Preventing Infectious Diseases Staff
    • Assist in the preparation of an annual budget for each program area as per service goals and objectives
    • Monitor budget variances
    • Monitor and ensure proper financial coding
    • Assist with the preparation and submission of funding requests and reports
  • Coordinate the ongoing promotion of Preventing Infectious Diseases
    • Manage preparation, maintenance, and submission of all correspondence, reports and briefing notes
    • Conduct presentations as needed
  • Coordinate and Supervise Preventing Infectious Diseases services
    • Plan, develop and implement systems that perform the work and fulfill the goals of the program efficiently and effectively
    • Liaise with leadership, frontline workers, health care providers and other service workers in communities to collaboratively strategize means to tackle priority issues related to Preventing Infectious Diseases
    • Facilitate delivery of Preventing Infectious Diseases services to support communities
    • Participate and direct delivery of training, educational, and capacity building activities for all communities related to Preventing Infectious Diseases
    • Ensure surge capacity is available and utilized in the event of an outbreak or emergency
    • Action community concerns and requests appropriately
  • In conjunction with the Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing and the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialist, develop regional policies, objectives, and standards for Preventing Infectious Diseases
  • Support program and service evaluation and quality improvement
    • Evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability, availability and cost efficiency of Preventing Infectious Diseases programming in conjunction with the Planning and Evaluation staff
    • Ensure that systems are in place to monitor the delivery of health services relevant to Preventing Infectious Diseases to the First Nations communities
  • Represent the organization as required in various settings:
    • Represent SLFNHA on external committees or at meetings as needed
    • Conduct presentations to various stakeholders and at conferences and meetings, as appropriate
    • Conduct community visits on a regular basis
    • Understand the organizations mandate and be able to convey in forums as required
  • Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned

SLFNHA currently “Strongly Recommends” COVID-19 immunizations and requests your immunization status to be sent to our staff health department if successful in the recruitment process.

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