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Associate Medical Officer of Health, Aboriginal Health/Public Health/Preventive Medicine Consultant, Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Deadline August 22, 2014

Temporary:  September 22, 2014 – March 31, 2016 with possibility for extension
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 (TBDHU) offers a professional work environment that fosters best practices and innovative ideas. TBDHU is committed to achieving excellent in the delivery of the Ontario Public Health Standards (OPHS). The OPHS establish requirements for fundamental public health programs and services, which include assessment and surveillance, health promotion and policy development, disease and injury prevention, and health protection. Using a population health approach that includes consideration of priority populations, and collaboration with both health and non-health sector partners, the TBDHU strives to meet the public health needs of the population, drawing upon and applying relevant research, evidence and best practice within the local context to optimize the achievement of population health outcomes.
We are seeking an Associate Medical Officer of Health, Aboriginal Health/ Public Health/ Preventive Medicine Consultant:
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 developing models and programs for the delivery of Public Health to First Nation communities/individuals of the Thunder Bay District and those under the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority. The Consultant contract position, under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health, fulfils the next phase in an ongoing Quadripartite First Nation Public Health model development.

  • Possession of a degree in medicine and with a current licence to practise medicine from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario 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, preferably in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, or a Master’s Degree in Public Health, or Community Medicine from a recognized university, in accordance with the Health Protection and Promotion Act, and Ontario Regulation 566 under same.  
  • If a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada they FRCPC candidate must be in good standing with the Royal College in all regards.


The candidate must meet the requirements of The Health Protection and Promotion Act (1990) (HPPA) S. 64:  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 the proposed appointment.  R.S.O. 1990, c H. 7, s. 64.

Application Deadline:  August 22, 2014 @ 4:30pm – please quote competition #NU-14-07

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