Are you a physician passionate about the health and wellbeing of the community with training in public health? If so, Alberta Health Services’ has an opportunity for a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in the North Zone that could be right for you. Joining a cohesive, integrated and well-coordinated team, you will have the opportunity to strategize, deliver, and advance public and population health in the North Zone. In this 1.0 FTE position, you will practice within a broad public health portfolio while leveraging already established relationships. The successful candidate will be a member of the provincial clinical department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within the office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) – North Zone. The candidate will report to the Lead Medical Officer of Health (LMOH) – North Zone and act on behalf of the LMOH in their absence in accordance with established public health standards. Under the Public Health Act, the MOH has statutory responsibilities related to investigation and control of communicable diseases, infection prevention and control and environmental threats to the health of the population. Additional experience in the areas of leadership, financial management, planning and program development is an asset. The MOH has responsibility for bringing a public health/population health perspective to strategic and operational planning in the health system. This includes participation in the planning, delivery and evaluation of health promotion, disease and injury prevention and emergency/disaster management initiatives.
Provide public health leadership and expertise as a Public Health Consultant. Build integrated teams within PPPH, but also internal and external teams. Provide expertise, leadership and clinical guidance in areas of environmental public health, surveillance, infection prevention and control, communicable disease control, health promotion and immunization programming. Develop and lead strategic initiatives applicable to population and public health matters. Work as the physician partner of Public Health Directors, Zone Leadership, and Managers in public health matters. Liaise with external partners such as municipalities, councils, and schools. Participate in public health research as defined by the Lead MOH, North Zone. Teach learners and health practitioners public and population health principles and practices. Participate in on-call services to respond to all public health situations.