Medical Health Officer – Medical Director

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. The Fraser Health region is home to 32 First Nations communities and six Métis Chartered communities. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We are seeking a committed and driven Medical Health Officer-Medical Director (MHO-MD) who wants to lead and implement programs that make a difference in our communities. This is a dynamic and pivotal role that provides the opportunity to apply skills and training in generalist public health practice, as well as undertake strategy and operations work within a regional portfolio, and develop connections from the local to provincial level. We are urgently seeking an MHO-MD to lead our Communicable Disease portfolio, and have opportunities in other public health areas.

The incoming candidate will work under the direction of the Vice President, Public Health (VP, PH) and report directly to Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) for legislated duties, as well as work closely with the Executive Medical Director, Population and Public Health (ED, PPH) for regional portfolio MD duties. The next MHO-MD will be a progressive health care leader who promotes cultural safety, encourages new health care initiatives and programs, and is passionate about quality in public health.

The Medical Health Officer-Medical Director is accountable for:

  • Working in partnership with Clinical Directors to provide specialized strategic oversight and management of Population and Public Health programs and services, in areas including communicable disease, health protection, immunizations, maternal-child health, population health promotion and others.
  • Geographical medical health officer coverage within the Fraser East, Fraser North, or Fraser South areas, including community health, school health, health protection, and communicable disease, with support from local teams.
  • Leading MHO statutory programs for Fraser Health and the Province, as determined by the VP, PH and CMHO.
  • Legislated responsibilities to the Province, Municipalities, Regional Districts, and School Boards to align professional standards for MHO’s in BC, as identified by the Provincial Health Officer.
  • Building and enhancing effective partnerships with academic institutions, professional associations and other community and clinical settings.
  • Championing new healthcare initiatives and programs in support of Fraser Health’s strategic goals and objectives.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed Medical Degree and eligible for full license to practice medicine in BC as well as completion of Masters in Health Sciences (or equivalent education).
  • FRCPC Designation in Public Health and Preventive Medicine/Community Medicine is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with health program administration and management, including serving on medical advisory committees, management of program budgets and labour relations, and community advisory committees.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgement, action and discretion in performing responsibilities.
  • Current BC Driver’s License and access to transportation for business-related purposes is required.

If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity with Fraser Health, please contact Alana Briggs, Director, Executive and Senior Leadership Acquisition at alana.briggs@fraserhealth.ca or Paul Phillips, Client Partner, Executive and Senior Leadership Acquisition by emailing executive.recruitment@fraserhealth.ca.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable and culturally safe manner.