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Subspecialty Medical Director

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Medical Director, Clinical Prevention Services
BC Centre for Disease Control
Temporary Full-time
Vancouver, BC

Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic directions and priorities and policy, clinical administration, management and improvement of clinical prevention services including Sexually Transmitted and Bloodborne Infections (STBBIs), Tuberculosis, and technologic innovations. The Medical Director, Clinical Prevention Services is accountable to the Executive Medical Director, BCCDC for the strategic development, implementation, evaluation and budget of the Clinical Prevention core service areas.

The Medical Director, Clinical Prevention Services will provide expert consultation to physicians and other public health staff to affect improved public health best practice and population health outcomes through policy advice and knowledge. They will assist in the investigation, evaluation and resolution of clinical situations which may pose a threat to human health. They will provide medical/technical consultation and advice to the BCCDC, Ministry of Health services, Medical Health Officers, Regional Health Authorities, First Nations Health Authority, the Public Health Laboratory and other British Columbia ministries and agencies as required. They will also participate in national public health forums and groups as required.

This position requires a Medical Doctor degree with current licensure or eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia in public health and preventive medicine; or current licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and community medicine designation (FRCP(C)). The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully managing population health analyses, communication and policy development and translating population health policy to practice.

The candidate is expected to possess strong skills in managing complex communicable disease. The candidate should also demonstrate commitment to the principles of the Truth and Reconciliation process. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in knowledge translation and in the production and publication of scientific reports and peer-reviewed articles. Broad knowledge of the Canadian health care system is an asset. The successful candidate will also have the ability to read, review and interpret technical and scientific reports.

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be addressed to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician Recruitment (PHSA)

To formally apply for the , please create a Health Match BC profile at https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Register.aspx and your account will then be assigned to one of the Health Match BC recruitment consultants. Please ensure that you upload/ send your current CV, cover letter, and four references (name, title, rank, contact info included) and compose a message to indicate which position you are applying for and provide any supplemental documentation (ie,. Cover letter and references) for them to include in your formal application/referral.

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

In partnership with regional health authorities, the BCCDC and PHSA programs, the Ministry of Health and community organizations are responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and evaluating policy options that improve health and reduce health inequities in British Columbia.

The (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.

The BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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