Specialty Family Practitioner/General Practitioner

Subspecialty Medical Director

Role and Facility Information

Join the new VCH Assisted Dying Program and teach physicians and nurse practitioners learn about medical assistance in dying (MAID) into their practice, support other programs to learn about MAID, and help to identify and reduce systemic barriers to MAID.

Role Summary:

The Medical Director, in collaboration with designated management leaders, is accountable for the medical operations of programs/services related to medical assistance in dying (MAID) for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. They provide medical leadership and strategic direction to ensure high quality and effective delivery of medical services needed to support program/service delivery and plans within an academic, research and client centred environment.

The Medical Director works as a team player with colleagues and co-workers in identifying service delivery models and processes to ensure seamless integration of services within the acute care, community care and primary health care networks, that are focused from the ‘lens of the consumer’, support healthier lives and address the needs of the community, while maintaining system sustainability. They are a member of the Assisted Dying Program management group, and as such, reports to the Regional Director for Client Relations and Risk Management for operational issues and to the VHC MAID Medical Lead for medical issues.

The Medical Director is also directly responsible for human resource management of designated staff within the programs/services, including maintenance of medical and ethical standards of practice, medical workforce planning, and credentialing of staff. Additionally, the incumbent leads or participates in local/regional/provincial working groups/committees to plan new initiatives and provide guidance in the identification of emerging issues and opportunities and influence the development of long term directions, priorities and strategic options to address his/her portfolio issues.

Key Accountabilities:

• Develops a vision and strategies in collaboration with management leaders that ensure integrated and sustainable programs and services consistent with established priorities and the vision, values and strategic direction of the organization.

• Establishes an effective workforce plan in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders that ensures the ongoing availability of qualified and technically competent medical and other designated staff within the context of operational demands and environmental and resource constraints.

• Assumes overall leadership for medical activities within the programs/services in accordance with the Standards and Code of Ethics adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives to ensure that priorities are addressed and the programs/services goals are achieved.

• Leads the identification of educational needs for medical staff within the programs/services and facilitates teaching and research activities focused on incorporating best practices based on evidence into care delivery.

• Participates in the development and successful management of capital and operating budgets to complement strategic directions within existing fiscal constraints.

• Ensures an appropriate and effective medical performance management system, with clear medical quality, risk, process and utilization management indicators and performance objectives, is in place to assess the delivery of services within an interdisciplinary and multi-site environment.

• Implements integrated credentialing policies, standards and practices for medical staff within the programs/services in compliance with accreditation and professional standards as well as codes of ethics.

• Creates and guides the implementation of effective strategies for continuous improvement of medical services, standards and practice within the programs/services to encourage best practices, improve clinical outcomes, and achieve defined standards of care.

• Fosters strategic and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders that result in sharing of knowledge, monitoring of trends, identification of opportunities to promote innovation, exploration and partnerships for improvement, facilitation of best practices, improved patient access, and efficient flow of patients across the care continuum.

• Leads and builds successful collaboration with academic medical leaders to facilitate clarification of roles/accountabilities, ensure integration with the programs/services goals and objectives and compliance with the policies, procedures, corporate vision, and strategic direction for the organization.

• Ensures compliance with legislation and safety standards to provide a healthy and safe environment for patients and staff.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Qualifications:

A Medical Degree and eligibility for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. Experience as a MAID Provider for over 2 years, and either existing or eligibility for membership of the VCH medical staff. Eligibility for a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia is required. Demonstrated commitment to on-going learning and professional development.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Interested applicants, please apply to Health Match BC Posting by clicking on the "Request Info" link below.

Please include with your application a cover letter, CV and any other relevant documents for review.

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Terms

Compensation

Compensation Type
Alternative Payment Arrangement
Estimated Remuneration
$51,000
Physician Overhead
Covered by VCH
Billing Split
To be discussed

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
None-stipend
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