We are seeking a full-time permanent Associate Medical Officer of Health, First Nations.
A Public Health and Preventative Medicine specialist licensed in the province of Ontario will be employed by the Board of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit as an Associate Medical Officer of Health, to provide leadership and consulting expertise in the implementation of a First Nations-based and governed public health system for the people and communities in the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) area.
This specialist will be based in Sioux Lookout; leading the delivery of public health services in the region, providing expertise to the SLFNHA Executive and Board through the Approaches to Wellbeing (ACW) program. This work fulfills the next phase in an ongoing Quadripartite First Nations Public Health service that aims to improve public health in remote First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.
Sioux Lookout is located in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 350 km northwest of Thunder Bay, nestled within a network of lakes, endless forest and the rugged Canadian Shield. Known as the Hub of the North, the municipality connects 29 remote northern communities to health care and essential services.
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA), with support of Ontario’s Ministry of Health, Indigenous Services Canada (First Nations Inuit Health Branch), and the two regional Public Health Units (Thunder Bay District Health Unit & Northwestern Health Unit), is leading the delivery of public health services through the “Approaches to Community Wellbeing” (ACW). ACW is a First Nations-based and governed public health system for 31 First Nation communities in the SLFNHA catchment area.
SLFNHA is recognized as the regional health authority for First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region that ensures equal and appropriate access to health care grounded in Anishinabe ways. SLFNHA is dedicated to providing services, advocacy and leadership in the health of Anishinabe people within the region.
Please quote competition #NU-21-02 in your cover letter when applying.
Cover letters and resumes can also be forwarded to:
999 Balmoral Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6E7
Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment and selection process.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.