Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
Non-Union, Windsor Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Division: Administration Work environment: Office and Community Hours of Work: Weekday hours, occasional weekends/evening hours, occasional after-hours on-call queries. Attendance is required at Health Unit board of director meetings as a representative of Administration. Overall Job Responsibility: As a member of the Leadership Team (LT), the Public Health Program Director provides public health leadership to a multidisciplinary team of public health managers, staff, across a variety of departments delivering public health programs and services in the area of health protection and health promotion using a population based and equity lens. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for nursing activities throughout the organization. Key areas of Responsibility: All competencies apply to the strategic planning, development, implementation, evaluation of public health programs and services supporting the requirements of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS), the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and the Ontario Public Health Organizational Standards. The Public Health Program Director leads a team of managers, guiding and inspiring a dedicated workforce in the efficient delivery of public health services, and supports the Management Team (MT) to shape a workplace culture founded on the WECHU’s Mission, Vision and Values and the goals and objectives of the current Strategic Plan. The Chief Nursing Officer will demonstrate a clear commitment to advancing excellence and innovation in nursing practice when participating in strategic visioning, organizational decision making and practice innovation. The CNO will champion policies and protocols that promote evidence-based practice, service quality and client safety and is responsible for knowledge of legislated governance that impact and support nursing services. Position Qualifications: Education, Training and Experience: A Master’s degree in a relevant professional discipline to public health, including but not limited to Nursing, Community Health, Public Health, Health Sciences, and Health Administration. Minimum of 5 years experience in a management position with evidence of progressive accountability Experience in budget development, reporting, and budget management. Experience in project management Registration with College of Nurses Other Requirements: Experience in labour relations negotiations and maintaining a positive union management culture. Comprehensive knowledge of Public Health and various related theory, acts/codes/standards and protocols. Demonstrated ability to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills. A valid Ontario Driver’s Licence, access to a reliable motor vehicle during working hours, as well as 2 million dollars in liability insurance. Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email and Internet use and competency in use of Outlook Calendar and personal mobile device(s). Proof of Immunization for all publicly funded immunizations and COVID-19 The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.