Public Health Association of BC Public Health Association of BC

Deputy Chief Medical Officer — First Nations Health Authority

FNHA Overview

The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative and dedicated team members and leaders.

The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.

At FNHA, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to BC’s history.  With a unique governing structure and mandate, our fluid work environment means you can play an active role in real change.
Our talented teams value respect and foster lateral kindness in their working relationships.  Our holistic approach to wellness, based on First Nations teachings, is incorporated into all aspects of work culture.  Where else will you get to create a personal wellness plan as part of your performance goals?

Position Summary

Are you a seasoned leader who is passionate about values-based, courageous, leadership?
Do you believe in advocating for change,  health and wellness and  the betterment of First Nations communities in British Columbia?

If you are looking for a great place to work, where your contributions are valued, and truly make a difference, then First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) may be the place for you!

First Nations Health Authority is looking for a Deputy Chief Medical Officer who will act as a champion for the First Nations philosophy and approach to population and public health by providing leadership in the areas of Environmental Health, Health Surveillance, Communicable Disease Management, Population Health and Health & Wellness Promotion.

In this role you’ll have an opportunity to make difference by:

  • Co-leading with the CMO and COO to deliver First Nations centered services and care
  • Providing physician leadership and strategic advice related population and public health strategies at provincial, regional, and local scale level
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships and networks to ensure sustained collaboration with health system partners regionally, nationally and internationally, and acts in an advocacy role for First Nations in BC.
  • Providing expert advice on public health, population health, environmental public health, communicable disease, and crisis response for the BC First Nations population.
  • Supporting the strengthening of the practice of cultural safety and humility among physicians and other health and wellness service
  • Working support of the CEO, CMO, and in collaboration with COO and Regional Directors, representing FNHA on external committees

*Detailed job description will be provided available upon request or prior to interview

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

Educational and experience requirements:

  • A Medical Degree recognized in Canada
  • Fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Population and Public Health, or a Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Eligible for a license to practice medicine in BC, in good standing with the relative regulatory body
  • Significant, recent and relevant medical practice experience
  • Experience in Aboriginal or Indigenous setting is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in public health is preferred

Closing Statement


The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).

What You Can Expect From Us

Joining our family means joining an organization that supports personal growth, in-house training, a paid volunteer day and a unique full-day orientation program.

Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.


Please note that only those applicants shortlisted will be contacted. If you do not hear from us about this position, please accept our sincere appreciation for your interest in FNHA!

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If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at or 1-844-699-3186.