Facility Details — Interior Health:
Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly funded health services are provided to the people of the Southern Interior.
Interior Health provides a wide range of integrated health-care programs and services through hospitals, community health centres, residential assisted living facilities, mental health housing, primary health clinics, homes, schools, and other community settings.
The beautiful regions of the Kootenay Boundary and East Kootenay are calling. These regions are an outdoor enthusiasts 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.
Interested applicants email Monika.Astofooroff@interiorhealth.ca
Doctorate in Medicine
College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia: Full or Provisional Licensure
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
Hours of work: Full Time
On call requirements: N/A
Estimated Gross Income