The MOH has responsibility for bringing a public health/population health perspective to strategic and operational planning in the health system. This includes participation in the planning and delivery of health promotion, disease and injury prevention and emergency/disaster management initiatives. Other components of the position include providing public health leadership and expertise as a Public Health Consultant; Providing expertise, leadership and clinical guidance in areas of environmental health, indigenous health, Public Health Surveillance & Infrastructure, infection prevention and control, communicable disease control and immunization programming; Develop and lead strategic initiatives applicable to population and public health matters; Work as the physician partner of Public Health Directors and Managers in public health matters; Participate in public health research and training of public health professionals; Provide on-call services to respond to urgent public health situations.
MD eligible for licensure in Alberta. FRCP(C) with specialty in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, or other equivalent fellowship training. (CCFP with additional training in public health (MPH) may be considered.) Experience in the areas of leadership, financial management, planning, and program development. Recent experience in public health/preventive medicine practice, ideally in the Canadian context.