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Environmental Health Technician at Tongaat Hulett Sugar

Tongaat Hulett

Expires: 13 Jul 2024

Full Time


Environmental Health

job Description

Purpose of the role:
To implement promotive and preventive health programs in Triangle and Mwenezana Estates and supervise subordinates within the Department.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Plan and allocate duties to subordinates and monitors the environment
• Analyses and respond to communicable disease
• Carries out routine Environmental Health and hygiene premises inspections, compiles and circulates reports to relevant authorities for corrective actions as a requirement for public health practice.
• Supervise the implementation of industrial and residential pest control
• Coordinate TB control programme in Triangle through notification of diagnosed patients, conducting mobile and static TB review clinics, TB treatment monitoring (DOTS), defaulters and contact tracing.
• Monitor refuse storage, collection, transportation and proper disposal in
• Conduct drinking water quality monitoring through collection and analysis of bacteriological and chemical priority indicators in Triangle.
• Routinely monitor cleanliness and hygiene of food handlers at their work places and educates them on hygiene standards required of them.
• Initiate operational budgets and analyses monthly expenditure for discussion with Public Health Officer.
• Conduct communicable disease surveillance, detects and reports outbreaks and respond to real-time upsurges and epidemics
• Coordinate the carrying out of epidemic disease investigations contact tracing and notifications as per legal requirement.
• Provide relevant information and consolidated feedback on public health to relevant stakeholders.
• Conduct Public health and hygiene education on communicable disease prevention and control.
• Appraise and counsel subordinates who directly reports to him or
• Coordinate environmental and surface decontamination
• Implement measures for malaria prevention and control.

Qualifications and Experience

• Diploma/ BSc in Environmental/ Public
• Must be registered and have a valid practicing certificate from the Environmental Health Practitioners Council.
• Class 3 or 4 Driver’s license
• At least one year working as an Environmental Health Technician in the Ministry of Health and Child Care or a recognized organization
• Sound understanding of public health legislation
• Excellent communication and report writing skills. Ability to interact with a team of Section Managers

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  • Job Type

    Full Time

  • Expiry Date

    13 Jul 2024

  • Date Posted

    10 Jul 2024