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Health Unit Issues Urgent Call for More Staff to Support Vaccination Effort

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With more vaccine expected to arrive, additional first and second dose vaccination appointments on the way, and plans for community-based clinics, there is a need for qualified people to support the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The Middlesex-London Health Unit has issued an immediate call for Clinical Supervisors and Managers, as well as vaccinators and administrative staff to expand the local vaccination effort at mass vaccination clinics and community-based mobile clinic sites.

The Health Unit initiated a hiring effort that has allowed it to build capacity and respond to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, while meeting the personnel requirements of the region’s four mass vaccination clinics. However, additional staff members are now needed to continue the work of delivering vaccine doses at fixed clinics sites and enhancing mobile clinic capacity which will allow for more community clinics to the region. Due to these challenges, the Health Unit is urgently seeking Site Managers, Clinical Supervisors, Registered Nurses and Immunizers. Anyone with management or supervisory experience in a health-related field is encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. In order to support this urgent hiring need, the Health Unit is also able to arrange temporary four-to six-month secondments with external health agencies, should interested candidates wish to stay connected with their current employer.

“We are currently vaccinating about 4,000 people each day, but we want to be able to do more,” says Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit. “With the diverse needs in our community, we want to add more mobile community clinic vaccination capacity so that we can go to where the people need us. In order to do that, we need to hire a team of qualified professionals to support these ongoing vaccination efforts in our community.”

The list of available positions required to fill immediately include:
• Two temporary, full-time Supervisors, COVID-19 Clinical Services.
• Two temporary, full-time Site Manager, COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.
• Temporary, casual Immunizers to work on the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) team in the Environmental Health and Infectious Disease (EHID) Division.
• Temporary, casual Registered Nurses to work on the Vaccine Preventable Disease team in the Environmental Health & Infectious Disease Division.

For more information, including a list of current employment opportunities, position descriptions and to access the candidate portal to apply for these positions, please visit: https://www.healthunit.com/employment-opportunities

Media Contact:

Dan Flaherty, Communications Manager, Middlesex-London Health Unit, 519-617-0570

Spokesperson:

Dr. Chris Mackie, Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit