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Home » Medical Health Officer – Kootenay Boundary/East Kootenay
Medical Health Officer – Kootenay Boundary/East Kootenay
|Date||August 31, 2020|
|Company||Interior Health Authority|
|Category||Medical / Health|
|Client||Interior Health Authority|
Medical Health Officer – Kootenay Boundary/East Kootenay (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)
The beautiful regions of the Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay are calling. These regions are an outdoor enthusiast dream with new adventures around every corner. With so many breathtaking communities to choose from as your home, you’ll love where you live and work and play!
With both regional and geographic responsibilities this position will be located and will support the Interior Health (IH) regions of Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay.
Medical Health Officers (MHOs) are responsible for assessing, monitoring, and reporting on the health status of persons living in the Interior Health (IH) region. They are also responsible for administering various BC statutes and regulations relevant to protecting the health of the population. MHOs provide strategic and tactical support to senior leadership in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs both regionally and within each of our local health areas. They provide clinical consultation and advice to health professionals in both acute and community settings, and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to support healthy public policy.
Reporting to the Chief MHO with oversight from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), MHOs are designated by the Lieutenant Governor of BC under Order in Council.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assess, monitor, and report on the health status of the population, and provide advice and recommendations to senior executive and the board of directors relevant to health promotion and disease prevention.
• Medical Degree (MD) with current (or eligible for) full registration and licensure to practice medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.
• Fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Sciences or equivalent post-graduate training.
• Five (5) years of experience in progressively more complex and senior medical administrative or public health leadership roles
• BC Driver’s License for travel as required within and between our geographically distributed communities
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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