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Community Epidemiologist #23-01-12

January 25, 2023

STC Employment Opportunities Posting

1 Full time Term position

The Organization

Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for an improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.

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The Position

Reporting to the Director of Wellness, the STC Community Epidemiologist provides second-level support for STC’s seven-member nations for health program planning and evaluation purposes. The Epidemiologist will work with STC’s member communities to develop high-quality health surveillance tools and systems. This position involves providing expert advice to community health administrators to improve surveillance decision-support, information management, and knowledge-translation activities. The Epidemiologist will also provide statistical and epidemiological analysis of health-related data to inform decision-making, health services planning, policy development, and healthcare administration.

Responsibilities

Design and implement high-quality surveillance tools and systems by:

  • Collaborate with STC’s Wellness programs to identify surveillance data needs, develop indicators, design instruments, and implement new or revised surveillance systems;
  • Collaborate with member communities to identify surveillance data needs, develop indicators, design instruments, and implement new or revised surveillance systems;
  • Monitor program, services, and system-level outcomes within STC Wellness programs, and among member communities
  • Monitor, analyze and report changes in population health and health-related behaviors within member communities;
  • Foster partnerships and collaboration with different services, programs, and distinct populations within each community;
  • Provide methodological guidance to community leaders related to the capture and analysis of health-related data;
  • Build capacity within the communities to collect and monitor their own health-related indicators and outcomes;
  • Collect cost-effectiveness and resource utilization data from multiple sources across member communities; and,
  • Compile graphical summaries, project reports, and other knowledge translation materials for leaders of the member communities.
  • Perform other related duties as defined and assigned by the reporting Director or designate on an as-and-when-required basis.

 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Epidemiology (e.g. MSc, MPH).
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience including epidemiological activities related to analysis, evaluation, or continuous quality improvement.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience working within a governance structure in a community development capacity with First Nations; familiarity with First Nations culture, and history is considered an asset.
  • Experience working within a governance structure in a community development capacity with First Nations; familiarity with First Nations culture, and history is considered an asset.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Skills in population health and statistical analyses.
  • Experience providing epidemiological advice to senior leaders.
  • Interpersonal and project management skills while working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of First Nations health delivery systems and models.
  • Knowledge of the political, social, and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.

 

Other Conditions

  • The position is based at STC’s Saskatoon Packham office with frequent travel to STC’s member communities.
  • Periodic extended hours of work, flexibility to meet project needs, and participation in meetings may be required.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license throughout employment and meet STC’s insurance requirements.
  • Must be able to provide a satisfactory current, original Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC), which will include the vulnerable sector check.

 

Download Job Description

Community Epidemiologist (pdf)

Job Posting closes February 15, 2023, at 4:30 pm.

No telephone calls, please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Applicants are required to state how they meet the eligibility requirements in their cover letter.

* Internal postings are STC employment opportunites – open to qualified members of Kinistin Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation, One Arrow First Nation, Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Yellow Quill First Nation, or current permanent employees of the Saskatoon Tribal Council.

* External postings are STC employment opportunites – open for application by the general public

* Community Postings are STC member First Nation employment opportunities – open for application by the general public

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