TBDHU.COM/CAREERS - Public Health Physicians of Canada
Thunder Bay, located on the north shore of Lake Superior, under the protective watch of the Sleeping
Giant, is the largest City in the region and is rich in people and resources and connects Northwestern
Ontario to the world.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit offers a professional work environment that fosters best practices
and innovative ideas. TBDHU is committed to providing staff with a healthy workplace with development
opportunities, flexible work hours, family friendly policies in an open-minded, caring, supportive setting that
plays a role in employee retention.
We are seeking a Public Health & Preventive Medicine Consultant/Associate Medical Officer
of Health for First Nations Public Health:
A Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist licensed in the province of Ontario will be employed
by the Board of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit as an Associate Medical Officer of Health, to give
leadership and consulting expertise in the implementation of a First Nations-based and governed public
health system for the people and communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority area.
The Consultant will be based in Sioux Lookout and take direction from the Chief Operating Officer of
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority in conjunction with the Medical Officer of Health of TBDHU
and will be supported by strong connections with the Northwestern Health Unit, Ontario’s Ministry
of Health and Long-term Care, and Health Canada. This work fulfills the next phase in an ongoing
Quadripartite First Nation Public Health project that aims to improve public health in remote First Nation
communities in Northwestern Ontario.
1. Possession of a degree in medicine with a current license to practice from the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) and be in good standing with the CPSO.
Further training in public health, with a fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and
Surgeons of Canada, in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (community medicine)
or a Master of Public Health Degree or equivalent from a recognized university, in accordance with
the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and the Ontario Regulation 566.
3. Candidate must be in good standing with the Royal College or College of Family Physicians of
Canada or other professional body, as applicable.
The candidate must meet the requirements of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (1990) (HPPA
S. 64 which states: “No person is eligible for appointment as a medical officer of health or an associate
medical officer of health unless,
(a) He or she is a physician;
(b) He or she possesses the qualifications and requirements prescribed by the regulations for the position; and
(c) The Minister approves of the proposed appointment, R.S.O. 1990, c H. 7, s. 64.”
Hours of work: Full-Time 9 Month Contract with possibility for extension
Application Deadline: August 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm – please quote competition # NU-16-06
in your Cover Letter and Resume
An exciting career in public health awaits you!
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