Area Medical Health Officer (MHO)

Job Details

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Full Time
Posting Date:
November 22, 2023
Closing Date:
November 22, 2024 17:00
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37.50 hours per 1 week rotation

Job Description

Medical Health Officers are designated by the Minister of Health and have legislated authorities and duties under The Public Health Act of Saskatchewan. SHA MHOs work on behalf of the populations of specified Health Networks and fulfill their responsibilities primarily at the Area level, with opportunities to contribute to provincial-level public health programs in specialty areas of interest. The clinical Department and academic Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine) combines service, research and teaching components, and delivers an accredited Public Health and Preventive Medicine residency training program while also providing education at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral levels. The successful applicant is dedicated to learning and is a partner in the growing educational needs of Saskatchewan's public health workforce and has the potential to be appointed as Medical Faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Physician with a license to practice as a Medical Health Officer in the province of Saskatchewan, with either a Canadian Fellowship (FRCPC) certification in the specialty of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (preferred) or a Masters of Public Health and equivalent experience as a Medical Health Officer.

  • Experience, at an operational level, as a medical leader who has developed and led innovative planning and programs in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Has knowledge of and experience in guiding health quality improvement processes and initiatives
  • Has experience working in co-leadership (dyad leadership) roles and relationships
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of the healthcare system in Saskatchewan and across Canada
  • Demonstrates and is recognized for strategic and operational leadership that includes articulation of mission, vision and strategy and charts path forward
  • Demonstrates commitment to a diverse, culturally competent and culturally safe health system and representative workforce
  • Exemplifies ethical practices, professionalism and personal integrity
  • Has a proven ability to collaborate and partner with a wide variety of stakeholders, including community, to balance the needs and interests of these diverse groups while maintaining alignment with strategic priorities
  • Has demonstrated ability to coach and develop others
  • Has demonstrated strong critical thinking, financial and analytical skills
  • Has demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is committed to delivering on Patient and Family Centered Care
  • Is committed to quality, safety and continuous improvement striving towards zero harm
  • Knowledge of legislation and applicable laws
  • Mobilizes people, inspires and leads by example
  • Promotes innovation, guides change and is committed to continuous improvement

Additional Information

  • Advanced education in Health Care Administration, Public Administration and/or Leadership Studies would be an asset
  • Participation in the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) requires a criminal record check (CRC) from every potential SHA team member. The CRC must be dated within the past six (6) months and be satisfactory to the SHA. A vulnerable sector check (VSC) is required for individuals providing patient/resident/client care to vulnerable persons. Internal candidates may be required to provide a CRC and/or VSC during the recruitment and selection process.

    We work together to improve our health and well-being. Every day. For everyone.

    The SHA is committed to building a representative, diverse, inclusive and culturally responsive workforce. We are committed to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. We work in the spirit of truth and reconciliation acknowledging Saskatchewan as the traditional territory of First Nations and Metis people.

    Expected Start Date: December 13, 2023
    Expected Up To Date: December 31, 2024
    FTE®: 1.00
    This posting will remain Open until Filled.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Organization & Community

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Community Description

Saskatchewan's largest city is a four season destination and has gained a reputation as a great place to both live and visit. A young, vibrant and entrepreneurial demographic is energizing the city with exciting new things to see and do and is a short drive to the northern lake country. Saskatoon has more golf courses and restaurants per capita than anywhere in North America and is noted for its outstanding walking and biking trails along the riverbank. Excellent educational facilities such as the University of Saskatchewan, home of the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, draw the best minds from around the world creating a youthful vitality and cultural richness evident in every neighbourhood.