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Associate Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit

London, Ontario
Deadline January 17, 2018

Make your impact and contribution in Public Health as the full-time Associate Medical Officer of Health at Middlesex-London Health Unit, Canada’s largest independent local public health agency.  

This exciting role is filled with opportunity. Reporting to the Medical Officer of Health, this role is key to meeting the Health Unit’s mandate for protecting and promoting the health of the people in the region. The program portfolio includes strategic leadership and medical consultation for communicable disease activities, and can potentially be adjusted to your interests.

The Associate Medical Officer of Health participates as a member of the Senior Leadership Team in the formulation and implementation of policy and strategic priorities for the Health Unit, and represents the Health Unit with peers and community groups, agencies, institutions, and professional bodies.

Key Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Assumes, as requested, the duties and responsibilities and the statutory role of Acting Medical Officer of Health in the absence of the Medical Officer of Health.
  • Works on call after hours, including weekends and statutory holidays.
  • Acts as spokesperson in the media as required.
  • Represents the Health Unit on advisory or ministry planning committees. Provides technical expertise to committees and advises on programs and policies.
  • Provides technical expertise, medical consultation and advice to committees, staff and the community with respect to clinical/case management issues, difficult cases or situations and programs and policies.
  • Builds relationships and partnerships by liaising with hospitals, physicians and other health care providers, community partners, municipalities, public health units, and other government agencies.
  • Serves as a consultant internally and externally in the area of communicable diseases.
  • Contributes to the development of public health practice by facilitating student education, and participating in research, program planning, and evaluation.
  • Provides education and training for medical students and resident physicians in a variety of fields including Public Health and Preventative Medicine, and Family Medicine.
  • Takes a leadership role in facilitating the fulfillment of the Health Unit’s responsibilities under the Foundational Standards of the Ontario Standards for Public Health Programs and Services, including developing research questions and collaborating with academic partners.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • License to practice medicine in the province of Ontario.
  • Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada with a specialization in Public Health and Preventative Medicine or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated skills in managing infectious disease cases and outbreaks.
  • Experience and demonstrated interests in other areas of public health practice.
  • Progressive management experience in a range of public health areas, including administrative responsibility.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in senior management competencies, including strategic thinking, leadership, risk management, and fiscal accountability.
  • Eligibility for appointment with Western University – Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
  • Effective decision-making with demonstrated innovation and results-orientated leadership.
  • Excellence in communicating, managing conflict, and problem solving at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to communicate in French or other languages would be considered an asset.

Please see for further information about our programs and services and to apply to this position, quoting posting #AMOHFT-1217 by January 17, 2018.

Human Resources, Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street, London ON  N6A 5L7  E-mail: [email protected]

Information concerning applicants is collected under the authority of the Health Protection & Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7, as amended, and will be used to consider suitability for employment.  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Health Unit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Mission of the Middlesex-London Health Unit is to promote wellness, prevent disease and injury, and protect the public’s health through the delivery of public health programs, services and research.