Leadership - Executive
ALB00162111 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Are you a physician passionate about the health and wellbeing of the community with training in public health? If so, Alberta Health Services’ has an opportunity for a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in the North Zone that could be right for you. Joining a cohesive, integrated and well-coordinated team, you will have the opportunity to strategize, deliver, and advance public and population health in the North Zone. In this 1.0 FTE position, you will practice within a broad public health portfolio while leveraging already established relationships. The successful candidate will be a member of the provincial clinical department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine within the office of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) – North Zone. The candidate will report to the Lead Medical Officer of Health (LMOH) – North Zone and act on behalf of the LMOH in their absence in accordance with established public health standards. Under the Public Health Act, the MOH has statutory responsibilities related to investigation and control of communicable diseases, infection prevention and control and environmental threats to the health of the population. Additional experience in the areas of leadership, financial management, planning and program development is an asset. 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, delivery and evaluation of health promotion, disease and injury prevention and emergency/disaster management initiatives.


Provide public health leadership and expertise as a Public Health Consultant. Build integrated teams within PPPH, but also internal and external teams. Provide expertise, leadership and clinical guidance in areas of environmental public health, surveillance, infection prevention and control, communicable disease control, health promotion and immunization programming. Develop and lead strategic initiatives applicable to population and public health matters. Work as the physician partner of Public Health Directors, Zone Leadership, and Managers in public health matters. Liaise with external partners such as municipalities, councils, and schools. Participate in public health research as defined by the Lead MOH, North Zone. Teach learners and health practitioners public and population health principles and practices. Participate in on-call services to respond to all public health situations.

  • Classification: Medical Officer of Health
  • Union: Exempt Executive
  • Department: Office of MOH North
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie Public Health
  • Negotiable Location: Within North Zone
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 05-OCT-2020
  • Date Available: 15-OCT-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, On Call
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $82.77
  • Maximum Salary: $142.69
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

MD eligible for licensure in Alberta. FRCPC with specialty in Public Health and Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine. Other training and experience e.g. CCFP with additional training in public health (MPH) will be considered. This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant may be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Communicate well in both oral and written formats. Accurately deliver public health messages by presenting to medical and non-medical groups, as well as in doing interviews with the media. Develop and maintain a network of effective strategic relationships with clients, internal peers and colleagues in municipalities, provincial and federal governments to gain support in order to achieve business goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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