Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.
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We are currently looking to fill a Full Time opportunity for a Climate Change and Planetary Health Lead at Health Promotion & Prevention Services located in Tri-Cities, BC.
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Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.
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Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:
Reporting to the Manager Environmental Health Services, the Climate Change and Planetary Health Lead provides subject matter expertise, project management, and strategic leadership on issues relating to climate change and health. Working closely with the Medical Health Officer, Environmental Health and the Health Protection team, the Lead provides leadership in the implementation of climate change and health adaptation initiatives across Fraser Health (FH), and plans and conducts monitoring, reporting, and evaluation activities related to this work. Collaborates with Public Health staff to work with provincial ministries and community partners on issues involving climate change adaptation and health, including local authorities and non-governmental organizations. The Lead works with the Environmental Health Scientist and other FH staff to synthesize the rapidly evolving literature on climate change projections, health impacts, and adaptation options to ensure that FH senior leadership are informed, and will form research and knowledge translation partnerships to ensure that knowledge gaps are addressed. The Lead actively monitors and pursues funding opportunities to support FH’s pursuit of mitigation and adaptation initiatives.
Masters degree in a discipline related to Environmental Health, sustainability, and climate action, plus a minimum seven (7) years’ of recent, related experience, including environmental health promotion and knowledge translation experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Demonstrates the leadership practices of the Fraser Health Leadership Framework of Clear, Caring and Courageous and creates the conditions for people to succeed.