Public Health Director

April 19 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Administration, Management, Population Health
Mistissini, QC

Reporting to the Assistant Executive Director (AED) Pimuhteheu, according to the Public Health Act and Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec (MSSS) laws and regulations concerning public health in Eeyou Istchee, the Cree Naskapi Act and the Strategic Regional Plan of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB), the incumbent is responsible for the public health promotion of health, well-being and prevention of trauma, disease and social issues for the population of Eeyou Istchee.

The incumbent ensures the development and promotion of programs and services for the prevention of diseases.

The incumbent identifies situations where actions are needed to prevent diseases, trauma and social issues that could impact the population health and take appropriate action.

Functioning at the Regional Council level, they also ensure representation to the MSSS, the Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS) Network and other relevant government entities according to their legal role and mandate.


  • Inform the public on the general health status of individuals, priority health issues, the most vulnerable groups, the main risk factors and the interventions deemed most effective and will monitor developments and, if necessary, conduct studies or research to this end.
  • Identify situations likely to present a risk to public health and ensure the necessary measures are implemented to protect the public.
  • Provide expertise in prevention and health promotion and advise on preventative services useful in reducing preventable mortality and morbidity.
  • Identify situations where intersectoral action is required to prevent disease, trauma and social problems that have an impact on public health and, when deemed appropriate, take the necessary measures to promote such action.
  • Inform the Minister of any emergencies or risks to public health.
  • Class F: $213,614.00
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