Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Public Health

Name of organization posting this job/opportunity: 
First Nations Health Authority
Posting Date: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Closing Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
British Columbia
Job Status: 
Full Time

Are you a seasoned leader who is passionate about values-based, courageous, leadership?
Do you believe in advocating for change, health and wellness and the betterment of First Nations communities in British Columbia?

If you are looking for a great place to work, where your contributions are valued, and truly make a difference, then First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) may be the place for you!

First Nations Health Authority is looking for a Deputy Chief Medical Officer who will act as a champion for the First Nations philosophy and approach to population and public health by providing leadership in the areas of Environmental Health, Health Surveillance, Communicable Disease Management, Population Health and Health & Wellness Promotion.

In this role you’ll have an opportunity to make difference by:

• Co-leading with the CMO and COO to deliver First Nations centered services and care
• Providing physician leadership and strategic advice related population and public health strategies at provincial, regional, and local scale level
• Building and maintaining strong partnerships and networks to ensure sustained collaboration with health system partners regionally, nationally and internationally, and acts in an advocacy role for First Nations in BC.
• Providing expert advice on public health, population health, environmental public health, communicable disease, and crisis response for the BC First Nations population.
• Supporting the strengthening of the practice of cultural safety and humility among physicians and other health and wellness service
• Working support of the CEO, CMO, and in collaboration with COO and Regional Directors, representing FNHA on external committees

Educational and experience requirements:

• A Medical Degree recognized in Canada
• Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Population and Public Health, or a Master’s Degree in Public Health
• Eligible for a license to practice medicine in BC, in good standing with the relative regulatory body
• Significant, recent and relevant medical practice experience
• Experience in Aboriginal or Indigenous setting is an asset
• Demonstrated experience in public health is preferred

*Detailed job description will be provided available upon request or prior to interview

Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA! For more information about us, please visit: If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186.
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