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Medical Health Officer - Medical Director (MHO-MD)

Posting Number 1258082


Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 26,000 employees, 2,900 physicians and nearly 8,000 volunteers, we serve more than 1.8 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable places to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We are proud of the innovation, dedication, professionalism and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.

We currently have an opportunity for a senior leader as a Medical Health Officer - Medical Director (MHO-MD) who will make an impact within health care to support and improve Fraser Health's growing culture. You will work under the direction of the VP Public Health and CMHO for geographic and legislated MHO duties, and the Executive Medical Director, Population and Public Health (EMD PPH) for regional portfolio MD duties. The MHO-MD is responsible for working in partnership with Clinical Directors to provide strategic oversight and management of PPH programs and services, and for leading MHO statutory programs for Fraser Health (FH) and the Province, as determined by the VP PH and CMHO.

Your key competencies for this dynamic and pivotal role will include a dedicated focus on quality in public health, experience in a matrix organizational structure and a track record in building and enhancing effective partnerships with academic institutions, professional associations and other community and clinical settings. As well as superb communication and presentation skills will enhance your opportunities to champion initiatives in support of Fraser Health’s strategic goals and objectives.

The MHO-MD has legislated responsibilities to the Province, Municipalities, Regional Districts, and to School Boards and aligns with the professional standards for MHOs in British Columbia as identified by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). This position involves the provision of geographic coverage in the Fraser East, Fraser North, or Fraser South areas as well as regional responsibilities for specific programs and services. The specific duties for each MHO-MD within FH will be determined by the VP PH and CMHO in accordance with the needs of FH and may be subject to change as required within the following key responsibility areas:

  • Statutory/Legislative Requirements
  • Management
  • Community Medicine/Public Health Preventive Medicine Consultant
  • Population Health
  • Community Health Planning, Evaluation, Research and Program Development
  • Advocacy

Are you motivated to join us? We will be looking for you to have:

  • Medical Degree and eligibility for a full license to practice medicine in British Columbia plus a Masters in Health Sciences (or equivalent qualifications to MHSc).
  • FRCP(C) in Public Health and Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine is required.
  • Experience with health program administration and management including serving on medical advisory committees, program management responsibility (including budgets and labour relations) and community advisory committees would be beneficial. Proven ability to exercise independent judgment, action and discretion in the carrying out of responsibilities.
  • Current BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for business-related purposes.

Your professional and technical capabilities will include:

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and support innovation.
  • Demonstrated communication skills - written, oral and public presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with members of Senior Executive Team, Board, agencies and professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results oriented.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the value of continuous learning.
  • Physical ability to perform duties of position.

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, here are more reasons why you should apply:

  • A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are outstanding in their respective fields.
  • Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Apply now and we can continue the conversation about you joining our team supporting our employees to provide the best possible care to the patients they serve.

Fraser Health values diversity within the workplace.



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