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Public Health Physician, Integrated Respiratory Surveillance - BC Centre for Disease Control
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.
Public Health Physician, Integrated Respiratory Surveillance
Public Health Response Team
Regular Full Time
The Public Health Response (PHR) Team is seeking an experienced Public Health Physician for Integrated Respiratory Surveillance. Reporting to the Medical Director of PHR, the Public Health Physician supports the ongoing development of the service as a bridge to other scientific and research resources within the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) but also as a hub that links to related health capacity within PHSA, the regional Health Authorities and the Ministry of Health.
This role is integral to the mandate of the BCCDC in disease surveillance and communicable disease control. The individual provides medical leadership and oversight for provincial respiratory surveillance, outbreak investigation and management, as well as program and policy analysis. The Public Health Physician makes informed recommendations around communicable disease control and related activities. In addition, the Physician provides consultation and epidemiologic expertise and undertakes program evaluation and relevant research activities to address gaps in knowledge related to respiratory infections and emerging communicable diseases.
The Public Health Physician is responsible for public health programs and projects that support:
The Public Health Physician must be able to provide senior scientific and medical oversight to division staff who deliver a wide variety of public health services and programs.
Specific tasks will include the following:
The successful Public Health Physician must:
Our preferred candidate will also have:
Applications including a cover letter, CV, the names, ranks and contact information of three referees should be directed to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Physician Recruitment
Applications will be reviewed immediately and the positions will remain open until it is filled.
For more information about the BC Centre for Disease Control, please visit the website at: www.bccdc.ca
BCCDC are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
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BCCDC and PHSA are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.