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Public Health Researcher--Foundational Standards Specialist, KFL&A Public Health

Kingston, Ontario
Deadline August 3, 2012

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

KFL&A Public Health, an accredited local public health agency affiliated with Queen’s University, serves to promote and protect the health of the more than 180,000 residents of Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington area. The Chronic Disease and Prevention Division has an immediate opening for a Foundational Standards Specialist. The Foundational Standards Specialist has enhanced responsibilities related to the Foundational Standards of the Ontario Public Health Standards in the following areas: population health assessment and surveillance; program evaluation; and research and knowledge exchange. The specialist works within a multi-disciplinary team and with program staff, toward meeting the requirements of the Foundational Standard, under the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS).

KFL&A Public Health is committed to providing staff with a healthy work environment. A new large, bright, spacious, and airy physical environment complete with in-house gym/shower facilities; together with continuing education and professional development opportunities; flexibility in work hours; family-friendly policies; strong community and clinical leadership and support and an open-minded, caring, supportive environment, all play an integral role in employee retention. Kingston offers a unique combination of history, culture, recreation, and a rich academic community which together make our city a showcase for quality living and careers. A family oriented centre, Kingston was chosen as one of Canada’s top five cities for business and lifestyle–all good reasons to consider a career with KFL&A Public Health and a life in Kingston.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree (preferred study in health promotion and epidemiology), Master’s thesis experience, and three years related experience in public health or in a community health setting coupled with experience in conducting program planning (using research evidence and best practice), program evaluation, surveillance, and population health assessment is required.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply by August 3, 2012, to: Human Resources, KFL&A Public Health,

We thank all those who take the time to apply, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.