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Discipline Lead, Genomics - Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS)

Full Time
17 days ago
Discipline Lead - Genomics

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services

Part-Time (0.2 FTE)

Location Flexible, BC

The Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services (PLMS) is seeking a part-time Discipline Lead - Genomics. PLMS's mandate is to provide provincial oversight for all aspects of publicly funded medical laboratory and pathology services within British Columbia. PLMS is a Provincial Health Services Authority (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.

The successful candidate will join PLMS in a part-time capacity, with work location flexible and to be determined in supervisor/incumbent agreement. The role works in collaboration with discipline colleagues, clinical physician groups, health authorities, the Ministry of Health, and medical committees and agencies. Key duties include assisting PLMS leadership in the development of discipline specific service plan and provide advice to the ongoing provincial operational planning, and facilitating work with regional discipline leadership, SMEs, and clinicians to improve the quality of service delivery to the patient and clinician.

Reporting to the PLMS Chief Medical Laboratory Officer, the Clinical Discipline Lead supports the PLMS mandate by providing clinical leadership within the specific discipline. Working in partnership with technical and operations leadership, the Clinical Discipline Lead will be responsible for leading discipline specific provincial planning, evaluation, utilization and providing subject matter expertise to PLMS leadership and to the regional medical directors and leadership teams. The Clinical Discipline lead will be expected to address multiple issues with confidentiality, discretion and sensitivity.

To be eligible a candidate will hold certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in a Laboratory Medicine Specialty and licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, or have relevant post-graduate training and at least 5 years' recent related experience. The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

How to Apply

All interested applicants are requested to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, academic rank, and contact information of three referees directed to:

Heather Finn

Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Clinical Services

Provincial Health Services Authority


What we do

PLMS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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:

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.

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.
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