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Medical Health Officer

Full Time
3 days ago
Position Summary
Are you looking for that career that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? If you feel, you can deliver success by implementing strategies that focus the efforts of individuals on business goals, individual goals, team goals and translating them into positive outcomes - we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO), the Medical Health Officer (MHO):
• Provides leadership, support and advice in community medicine (including epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, and advocacy), and administration to various levels of the organization to improve the health of the population.
• Focuses on the geographic area of the Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) for the practice of community medicine or the Northern Health Authority region as appropriate.
• Functions as a member of a team of MHOs and may be delegated a discreet portfolio of a Population & Public Health program.
• Participates in collaborative planning with other MHOs and other members of the Population & Public Health team regarding strategic directions, policy, goals and objectives, and resource allocation to achieve desired outcomes.
• Leads and/or participates in health authority wide initiatives, as appropriate.
• Will provide guidance and support to the Regional Managers as needed.
• Assists the CMHO in providing policy advice to the Executive Team and the Board.
• Works closely with the Vice President of Population and Public Health on non-clinical initiatives as needed.

Starting salary will be approximately from $241,925 to $302,406 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region's economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC's most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia - Canada's Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

• A Medical Degree and eligibility for a license to practice medicine in the province of British Columbia, plus specialty qualifications in Public Health and Preventive Medicine;
• A minimum of 5 (five) years' experience in a senior position responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of Public Health programs, and in health promotion and disease prevention generally.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement and evaluate public health programs.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various groups and agencies.
• Effective research, analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging health care and general public health issues, including communicable disease and environmental health, and related provincial and federal policies and practices.
• Demonstrated commitment to a team-based collaborative approach to providing progressive and innovative approaches to public health issues.
• Broad knowledge of current health care issues, applicable ethical and legal standards.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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