Specialty Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Subspecialty Medical Director

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Provincial Medical Director, Emergency Care BC
Vancouver, BC

Emergency Care BC (ECBC), a Health Improvement Network (HIN) at PHSA, is a provincially led network that aims to optimize health outcomes, improve the quality and coordination of services, and enhance the experience for patients, families, and providers requiring emergency care within B.C. Working collaboratively with emergency partners from the BC Emergency Medicine Network, Emergency Services Advisory Committee, regional health authority leaders, health organizations, interdisciplinary communities of practice, and patient partners, develops strategic priorities and align efforts to address the needs across the system of care.

Emergency Care BC is seeking a Provincial Medical Director with executive-level leadership skills, and a desire to provide strategic and clinical leadership with a specific focus on quality, clinical operations, research, academics, innovation, and health system advancement.

In a dyad model with the Executive Director, the Provincial Medical Director provides provincial leadership and direction in establishing strategic partnerships with clinical, operational, and academic leaders, organizational strategies, prioritization frameworks, and clinical policy development. In partnership with the ministries, PHSA, health authorities, academic, and health system stakeholders, aims to optimize health outcomes, enhance clinical prevention, and improve the quality of services across the patient care continuum. As ECBC continues the work that has been established by the BC Emergency Medicine Network in alignment with the responsibilities formerly assumed by the Emergency Services Advisory Committee, it provides provincial system oversight, planning, and coordination to address complex health system improvement opportunities and optimize health outcomes for a patients and families. Key functions of ECBC include clinical policy development and implementation, health system planning, data management, analytics and reporting, quality standard development and improvement initiatives, research, education and innovation.

As the successful candidate for this position, you will have demonstrated a commitment to academic and clinical excellence in patient and family-centered care. You will have practiced as a physician within the clinical specialty area for a minimum of 10 years with at least 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience in quality, health-care administration, epidemiology or related system-wide experience. You will have passed or be eligible for membership with Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and the College of Physician and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC). The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work successfully in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four referees should be addressed to Rosy Cheng.

To formally apply, please create a Health Match BC profile at https://www.healthmatchbc.org/Register.aspx and your account will then be assigned to one of the Health Match BC recruitment consultants. Please ensure that you upload your current CV and compose a message to indicate which position you are applying for and provide any supplemental documentation (ie,. Cover letter and references) for them to include in your formal application/referral.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

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