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Role Promote public health approaches that optimize the health and well-being of Albertans.
The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) promotes and protects the health of Albertans, providing public health expertise to support health surveillance, population health and disease control initiatives on issues of public health importance.
Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), the Deputy Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) is a recognized public health specialist.
As the DMOH, you will assist the CMOH in monitoring and reporting on the health of Albertans, and play a critical role in advising on and supporting implementation of public health policy, standards and practices.
With responsibility for specific public health files such as : Communicable Disease Control and Immunization, Population Health Assessment, Surveillance, and Healthy Public Policy, etc.
your role is vital to maintaining the capacity of the OCMOH to provide oversight and direction for improved public health, and to delivering expert medical direction that supports policy development within the OCMOH and in the department.
A skilled relationship manager, you will take a collaborative approach in providing medical advice to the CMOH, across government, and to Alberta Health Services partners.
As an integral member of the OCMOH, you will share accountability for achieving government priorities for public health in Alberta.
Your medical career has revolved around a passion for public health and reflects extensive public health experience and an understanding of intervention strategies and disease control.
You thrive in high-paced environments, understand public health models, legislation, and trends and are equipped with innovative thinking about the delivery of public health services.
A consultative approach and ability to foster collaboration at all levels within your organization and with strategic partners will be essential for success.
Knowledge of Alberta's healthcare system goals and government priorities will support you in this role. A medical degree with specialization in community medicine / public health and preventive medicine and eligibility for a license to practice medicine in Alberta are required.
Equivalent combinations of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Notes Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.
This posting may be used to fill future opportunities.