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Chief Medical Health Officer, Northern Health

Prince George, British Columbia
No deadline noted

Northern Health is the publicly funded healthcare provider for the northern two-thirds of the Canadian province of British Columbia. They serve over 300,000 people in an area of 600,000 square kilometers. Northern Health operates over two dozen acute care facilities, several long-term care facilities for seniors’, community & public health services including addictions and mental health. Northern Health employs over 7,000 people.

Northern Health has received recognition in the Excellence in BC Healthcare Awards for the Men’s Health Program, STOP HIV/AIDS Pilot Project Campaign and Road Health.

Northern Health is seeking a physician leader in community medicine to join their efforts to improve the health of those living in Northern British Columbia through a unique organizational focus on population health and primary health care.

Reporting directly to the CEO and as a key member of the Executive Team, the Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) will provide leadership to Northern Health’s focus on population health and provide community medicine expertise to the Executive Team and the Board. The CMHO will provide leadership in community medicine (including population health, epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, health protection), and administration to various levels of the organization to improve the health of the population residing in Northern BC.

The successful candidate will participate in collaborative planning with the Executive Team, Medical Health Officers and the Public Health Team. The CMHO will also assume an executive leadership role for population health initiatives and projects that contribute to health improvement in partnership with community leaders and organizations.

The ideal candidate is an innovative leader in public and population health coupled with an understanding of the broader health system. A focus on prevention and primary care is paramount.

Applicants with a Fellowship in Community Medicine or equivalent and a Medical Degree are encouraged to review the position details and send in their resume to George Madden or Shelina Esmail at

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