We are seeking a visionary public health professional to promote and monitor the health of all British Columbians
The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost effective and timely health services are available for all British Columbians. The British Columbia health system is one of our most valued social programs—virtually every person in the province will access some level of health care or health service during their lives.
The Deputy Provincial Health Officer (DPHO) provides consultative advice on public health programs and policies, and acts as the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) when required in conjunction with the PHO in order to fulfill the required legislative functions contained in the Public Health Act and the Drinking Water Protection Act and associated regulations.
The DPHO assists the PHO in promoting and monitoring the health of British Columbians, advising the minister and public officials on public health issues, and providing leadership in public health for the province of B.C. The DPHO provides input to the PHO’s annual report and develops reports on special topics and issues.
The DPHO is a Medical Doctor fully registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia with a Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Sciences or equivalent, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) – Community Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine or equivalent. Extensive clinical practice and public health related experience preferably in Canada is required, as well as considerable leadership experience at a senior management level, including managing and effecting change in a public health environment.
Success in this high-profile role involves the ability to communicate effectively and collaborate strategically with diverse groups and stakeholders. You are a visionary public health leader with superior organizational and project management skills, and the ability to resolve complex problems related to sensitive political issues.
The BC Public Service is comprised of over 26,000 employees in more than 200 different job types working across 280 communities within the province to deliver services to more than four million British Columbians every day. The BC Public Service offers a range of careers and the opportunity to engage in rewarding, innovative work driven by purpose and responsibility to the citizens of British Columbia.