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Public Health Physician, Public Health Response - BC Centre for Disease Control

Public Health Physician, Public Health Response

BC Centre for Disease Control

Regular Full-Time (1.0 clinical FTE)

Vancouver, BC, Canada


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 diseases of public health importance.


Come join one of Canada’s best Public Health facilities in one of the world’s most beautiful cities! The BC Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, BC, is currently seeking to hire a Public Health Physician with the Public Health Response division.


At BCCDC, Population & Public Health, we inform and advise on current population health policy and practice in order to promote health and reduce chronic disease and preventable injury throughout the province. Our team has expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics, project management, knowledge translation and leadership as well as in various content areas related to population and public health.

Reporting to the PHSA Vice President of Public Health and the Deputy Provincial Health Officer, the Public Health Physician, Public Health Response has a focus on responding to emerging public health issues and public health program development. This position has responsibility and accountability for providing medical expertise and medical leadership for public health policies, programs and practice, providing expert consultation services, and strengthening provincial public health networks related to emerging public health issues (e.g., pandemic response and recovery, outbreak response, substance use, mental health). The Public Health Physician, Public Health Response provides medical leadership for the BCCDC rapid response team.  The Public Health Physician consults, partners, and collaborates with communities, Regional Health Authorities, First Nations Authority, Metis Nation, Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health and other provincial ministries and stakeholders to identify and address emerging public health issues.


BCCDC, in collaboration with public health partners, has a responsibility to identify responses to provincial population and public health priorities in BC, which may shift over time. The focus of this Public Health Physician position is to identify and respond to public health priorities through disease and policy surveillance, partner engagement and program development.


Applicants must be eligible for licensure as a specialist in British Columbia and hold RCPSC certification or equivalent qualifications in Public Health and Preventive Medicine or Community Medicine, have at least three years of experience in public health practice, and are eligible for appointment as clinical faculty at UBC or another BC institution of higher learning.


This role requires sound medical judgment on a wide range of public health issues, and an understanding of the structure and mandates of public health at the local, regional, provincial and national levels.  Exceptional communication and cross-functional collaboration skills are also required.


Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, are invited and should be directed to: 


Kevin P.W. Wang

Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment


Application closing date: January 4th, 2022


The BCCDC is a program of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC.  PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.  These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.


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