Specialty General Pathology

Subspecialty Medical Director

Role and Facility Information

PBCO Co-Medical Director
Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) mandate is to provide provincial oversight for all aspects of publicly funded medical laboratory and pathology services within British Columbia. PLMS is a PHSA program. These services include, but are not limited to, provincial planning, coordination, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on patient results and provincial health outcomes. PLMS is also accountable for the provision of ministry-delegated services in support of the Laboratory Services Act, oversight of key private sector relationships, management of the Provincial Blood Coordination Office (PBCO), and the provision of medical laboratory services throughout the Lower Mainland.

Reporting to the Chief Medical Laboratory Officer, the PBCO Medical Director supports the PLMS mandate by providing clinical and academic leadership in support of achievement of the strategic goals of the PBCO and the coordination of the integrated network of transfusion medicine stakeholders and other related clinical program leaders throughout the province. Working in tandem with the PBCO Co-Medical Director and in partnership with the technical and operations leadership, the PBCO Co-Medical Director will inspire a shared vision of, and will promote, evidence-based best practice across the clinical continuum related to transfusion medicine in BC. The complexity of this position requires the PBCO Co-Medical Director and the PLMS leadership to collaborate closely with one another to achieve consensus with multiple stakeholders.

The successful applicant will:
• Be a registered member in good standing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of British Columbia and conduct his/her practice of medicine consistent with the conditions of such registration.
• Be a licensed hematopathologist/clinical hematologist.
• Be a member of the medical staff of a BC Health Authority.
• Will abide by the code of ethics of the Canadian Medical Association as adopted by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
• Demonstrate key competency in areas such as medical and academic leadership, communication, collaboration, strategic thinking and facilitation.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, CV and the name, title and contact information for four referees to:

Health Match BC

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2022

Lower Mainland Laboratories (LM Labs) provides laboratory testing at 31 sites across the lower mainland and central coast of BC, including acute care hospital laboratories and specialty laboratories.

PHSA and PLMS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.



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