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Chief Medical Officer

Richmond, BC
Part Time
7 days ago

Are you an experienced physician ready to take the next step in your career? We're looking for a collaborative and forward-thinking Chief Medical Officer to provide strategic leadership for the direction of medical care of injured workers. In this role, you'll foster strategic partnerships with stakeholders to minimize the toll of workplace injury, deliver oversight for best practice health care and professional practice, and elevate WorkSafeBC in occupational medicine within British Columbia and across Canada.

At the heart of this role lies a commitment to championing the well-being of injured workers through the delivery of innovative and evidence-informed treatment pathways focused on positive recovery and safe return to work. Upholding a strong focus on education, engagement, and evidence-based practices is fundamental to ensuring the highest quality of care.

How you'll make a difference: You'll help people injured at work recover, return to work safely, and regain quality of life.

Where you'll work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely from your B.C. home with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operational needs of the position.

In this role, you'll work both from your B.C. home and on site at your local area office. Let us know in your cover letter which of the following locations you'd like to designate as your local office: Richmond, Victoria, or Kelowna.

We offer a flexible Monday to Friday work week with a part-time schedule.

What you'll do
  • Determine issues of medical significance to WorkSafeBC claims management and enhance collaboration between medical and psychological/mental health services to achieve best outcomes for injured workers.
  • Support WorkSafeBC initiatives, proactively identify opportunities to improve health care for injured workers and employers in the province and take a lead role in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with the health care community.
  • Ensure service ability and accountability.
  • Be responsible for the communication, engagement, outreach, and education to external stakeholders, including worker groups, employer groups, and physicians, to establish relationships that promote best practice in health care delivery and return to work and rehabilitation practices.
  • Represent WorkSafeBC in a public forum and conduct media interviews.
  • Act as senior advisor on medical matters and liaise with internal directors and managers to collaborate on program development and operational activities.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for someone who can:
  • Lead by example, resolve conflict, and accept responsibility for your actions and actions of those you guide
  • Create an environment that motivates, promotes trust and curiosity, and encourages and supports your team, enabling them to fully contribute and reach their potential
  • Listen to understand, facilitate meetings and conversations to influence and persuade others, clearly articulate ideas, and confidently present and summarize information that is appropriate to the intended audience
  • Achieve positive outcomes despite stressors - demonstrating a high level of personal resilience and applying strong organizational and time management skills
  • Make decisions, proactively identify problems, gather and analyze relevant information, and use good judgement in resolving issues and determining a course of action
  • Make presentations to internal and external stakeholders and the media
  • Travel as required to meet operational and management needs

Your background and experience:
  • A medical degree and registration in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • A minimum of ten years of clinical experience
  • In addition, the following qualifications are preferred:
    • A master's degree in health or business administration or experience in either a management or an administrative capacity
    • Experience in fostering stakeholder relationships and building partnerships to advance health care strategies
    • Specialized training in occupational medicine, sports medicine, orthopedics, or psychiatry
    • Certification or experience in a disability management field

Important to know

Before we can finalize an offer of employment, you must:
  • Consent to a criminal record check and meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy is no longer in effect, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.

Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important, and so are the people we do it for.

Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self.

Learn more: Discover who we are .

Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work - and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:
  • A defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire.
  • Four weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service.
  • A benefits package that includes customizable options for health care and dental benefits, additional days off, and a health care spending account.
  • Optional leave arrangements.
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more).
  • Reimbursement towards two annual professional memberships (e.g., College and association).

Learn more: Find out what we offer .

Salary: $257,650 - $285,497/annually

Want to apply?
  • Applications are invited immediately, however must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the competition.
  • Please submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your interest in the role, preferred office location (Richmond, Kelowna or Victoria) and experiences that would make you a suitable candidate.
  • Please note that we will be starting assessments prior to the closing date.

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email the Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.
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