Specialty Diagnostic Radiology

Subspecialty Department Head

Role and Facility Information

Providence Health Care (PHC) is seeking expressions of interest from suitable qualified candidates for the role of Head, Department of Radiology.

PHC is one of the largest faith-based health care organizations in Canada. The Department of Radiology is a key contributor to our dynamic academic health care network operating tertiary and community acute care sites, rehabilitation and residential facilities in Vancouver, BC. Working in strong collaborative relationships with key partners including the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the University of British Columbia, the Provincial Health Services Authority, and others, we contribute to the spectrum of health care delivery in British Columbia and provide leading services and internationally recognized research and teaching.

The PHC Department of Radiology spans St. Paul’s Hospital, a large downtown teaching facility, and Mount St. Joseph Hospital, a nearby community hospital. The Department performs radiographic, CT, MRI, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, angiography, and interventional procedures. The 27 members have exemplary working relationships with other medical Departments and clinical Programs and enjoys international recognition for academic achievement.

Overview of the position and responsibilities
In accordance with the Mission, Vision, Values and the Strategic and Ethical framework of PHC, the PHC Department Head:

• Provides medical leadership to all members of the Department encompassing all PHC sites

• Provides clinical, academic and strategic advice to PHC leadership developed in consultation with Department members

• Oversees medical human resource planning for the Department and implements medical quality assessment and physician practice enhancement in collaboration with Regional and Provincial partners

• Participates in and represents PHC in Provincial matters and with Regional Partners in Vancouver Coastal Health and other partner organizations

The PHC Department Head is accountable to:

• The PHC Vice President of Medical Affairs, and to the Board through the PHC Medical Advisory Committee, for appointment and credentialing, medical manpower planning, physician performance, medical quality evaluation and innovation and leadership in improving all aspects of patient care quality

• The Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care, PHC for strategic planning and integration of Medical Staff services within the Programs the Department participates in

• The UBC Department Head or Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UBC as appropriate for academic affairs

• The Regional Department Head, PHC & VCH for medical quality evaluation and overall regional manpower planning

Requirements & Remuneration
Remuneration is at a rate agreed upon with PHC in accordance with duties, experience and required time.

Term of Appointment
The PHC Department Head may be appointed for a maximum of two (2) consecutive five (5) year terms.

Candidates must be MDs and appropriately certified with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC, and must maintain membership in good standing with these organizations.

The candidate will have demonstrated superior interpersonal and management skills that will enable the PHC Department to maintain and further develop clinical, research and teaching expertise.

Candidates will have more than five (5) years of recent clinical leadership experience in an acute care setting and demonstrated clinical excellence and outcomes. This experience will be complemented by knowledge of quality/risk management, accreditation guidelines and relevant legislation.

Have a demonstrated capacity for research and ability to provide mentorship for academic endeavors.

Demonstrated Skills & Abilities
• leadership, including the ability to inspire and direct teams; the capacity for interpersonal insight, vision development and motivation
• systems thinker
• strong organizational commitment including
o clarity of values and direction
o commitment to resource stewardship and management
• demonstrated engagement skills with high level of proficiency in managing relationships and building networks
• demonstrated communication skills and expertise in building and leading teams
• demonstrated analytical and strategic skills
• ability to conduct and foster research and work collaboratively with other academic & research leaders
• models a high standard of professional behaviour and personal conduct

Submission and Deadline
Expressions of Interest with curriculum vitae and cover letter with contact details should be sent to Ms. Annie Leung, Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Medical Affairs, PHC, by November 30, 2018.

E-mail: aleung@providencehealth.bc.ca Fax: (604) 806-9299
Attention: Ms. Annie Leung, Medical Affairs, St. Paul’s Hospital, Room 541-N,
1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC. V6Z 1Y6



Compensation Type
Administrative Contract
Estimated Remuneration
to be discussed with successful applicant

Benefits and Incentives

Vacation Leave
to be discussed with successful applicant
Other Benefits/Incentives
to be discussed with successful candidate

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