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Located in southern British Columbia, the Southern Interior is one of the world's most beautiful places. Known for our amazing scenery and mild weather this region offers wonderful sites to see and exciting year round activities to do. A land of vineyards, warm crystal lakes, world class golf courses, high mountain peaks, amazing ski resorts, orchards, beautiful hills, green grasslands, and steep-walled canyons; we have everything you're looking for.
Interior Health serves a large geographic area covering almost 215-thousand square kilometres and includes larger cities such as Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vernon, and a multitude of gorgeous rural and remote communities.
The Medical Health Officer (MHO) reports administratively and professionally to the Vice President Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer. Under statute, the MHO reports to the Provincial Medical Health Officer and the Interior Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee (HAMAC).
In accordance with established mission, vision and values of Interior Health (IH):
1. Performs the duties of a Medical Health Officer (MHO) as defined by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) Standards of Practice for MHO’s in BC (2012)
2. Is responsible, under delegation or Order in Council to the Lieutenant Governor in Council, for the health of residents in BC’s Interior Health region as defined by BC Statute and/or Regulation including but not limited to the: Public Health Act and Regulations, Drinking Water Protection Act and Regulations, Continuing Care and Assisted Living Act and Regulations, Environmental Management Act and Regulations, etc.
3. Is a member of the IH Medical Staff under the IH Regional Department of Public Health, with credentials and privileges as defined by the IH Medical Staff By Laws and Rules, reporting to the Health Authority Medical Advisory Committee through the Department Head and IH Chief Medical Health Officer
4. Within Interior Health, performs the duties of an MHO as defined by provincial legislation and the IH Chief Medical health Officer, including as a Public Health and Preventive Medicine consultant for physicians, Interior Health management and staff, and other community organizations or groups
5. Participates in the IH Medical Health Officer on-call roster according to the schedule defined by the Department Head and IH Chief Medical Health Officer
In addition to those duties outlined in the PHO Standards of Practice, an Interior Health Medical Health Officer will:
• perform non-statutory activities in alignment with: a) IH Strategy Map – Goals and Objectives (2017), b) annual Detailed Operational Action Plan, b) the BC Ministry of Health’s Guiding Framework for Public Health (2013), c) enabling strategies as outlined in Health Families BC Policy Framework (2014), and c) other IH and BC Ministry of Health strategic priority documents
• collaborate with internal stakeholders including: cross-portfolio IH Vice Presidents and Operational/Medical Directors, representing public health interests in the strategic planning, implementation, delivery, and evaluation of health authority operations
• engage and build partnerships with relevant external stakeholders including: members of the public, municipalities and regional health districts, elected and non-elected government officials, physicians and other health professionals, non-governmental health services agencies, and the media
• participate in relevant committees tasked with the formulation of public health policy at the regional, provincial, and national level on behalf of the health authority
• undertake both statutory and non-statutory activities in a manner that is sensitive to the political and social context from a local, regional, and provincial perspective