Are you a physician who is passionate about the health and wellbeing of the public? If so, Alberta Health Services’s opportunity for a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in its South Zone is for you!
Joining a cohesive, integrated and well-coordinated team, you will have the opportunity to strategize, deliver, and advocate for public and population health in the South Zone. In this 0.5 FTE position, you will practice within a broad public health portfolio while leveraging already established relationships with the community and physicians.
Reporting to the Lead Medical Officer of Health in the South Zone, the MOH will have a leadership position within Alberta Health Services. 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. In addition to these program-specific responsibilities, the MOH has responsibility for bringing a public health / population health perspective to strategic and operational planning in the health system.
Providing public health leadership and expertise as a Public Health Consultant on matters of health protection and promotion, and injury and disease prevention.
Developing and leading strategic initiatives applicable to population and public health matters.
Working as the physician partner of the Public Health Director in public health matters.
Contributing to the areas of communicable disease control and immunization programming.
Participating in public health research and training of public health professionals.
Implementing and influencing established processes to take into account population health approaches.