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|Job Title:||Medical Health Officer|
|Work Site:||Community Health-NS-Central Es|
|Status:||Regular Full Time - Baseline (1.00 FTE)|
Reporting to the Chief Medical Health Officer and Vice-President Public Health, the Medical Health Officer is a Medical Director of Public Health and provides full Medical Health Officer duties within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Assumes accountability for the attainment of the strategic objectives and operational plans of the organization with respect to public health as approved by the Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Senior Executive Team (SET) of VCH.
He/She will have an Order in Council appointment under the Public Health Act with the accompanying legislative responsibilities. Maintains professional standards and enforces a variety of Acts and regulations such as the Public Health Act including Communicable Disease Regulations, the School Act, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, the Drinking Water Protection Act, the Tobacco Control Act and the Food Safety Act.
The Medical Health Officer monitors and reports on the health status of the population and provides leadership in Population Health Promotion, Public Health Policy Development and the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the public health programs designed to protect and enhance the health of the region’s population. He/She works collaboratively with the Health Authority, other agencies and boards in the community (such as Municipal Councils, School Boards, Ministry for Children and Family Development, Ministry of the Environment, and other Ministries and community agencies) to assist in resolving health related problems. The Medical Health Officer provides medical leadership to VCH staff in areas including but not limited to Environmental Health Protection, Community Care Facilities Licensing, Maternal and Preschool Child Health, School Health, Adult Seniors Health, Non-Communicable Disease Prevention, Injury Prevention, Emergency Preparedness Planning, Communicable Disease Control, Quarantine, Travel Medicine, Mental Health, Harm Reduction, Homelessness, and Population Health Advocacy.
The Medical Health Officer provides clinical and/or administrative directions to support staff and health professionals, including physicians, Epidemiologists, Environmental Health Officers, Public Health Nurses and others working in public health programs.
Key Accountabilities Include:
Courage to Innovate:
Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 097459-ale. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Internal competition closes September 6, 2017. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
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