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Executive Medical Director - BC Cancer Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago

Executive Medical Director
BC Cancer, Vancouver Centre

FTE: 0.6

Are you a clinical leader committed to driving the highest quality of care and services to patients and families living with cancer? Can you inspire a culture focused on research and development to support cancer care now and into the future?

Reporting to the Senior Executive Director, Operations, the Executive Medical Director (EMD) is a member of BC Cancer's senior leadership team. Working in full partnership with BC Cancer's Executive Director, Regional Clinical Operations this position is jointly accountable for ensuring management of the cancer care programs and services within the region.

Specifically, the EMD works with stakeholders throughout the provincial health care system to improve patient care service models and establishes the framework and infrastructure for program deliver and planning and manages medical resources. The role champions a highly innovative and intellectual research culture.

As the most senior medical leader at the Vancouver regional centre, the EMD ensures all programs and services are of the highest quality and standard of medical care for this crucial patient population. Together, the EMD and the Executive Director oversee the direction of human, financial and material resources required to support the goals, policies and vision of BC Cancer and its regional services.

What you'll do
In partnership with the Executive Director, improve the health of the populations served:
  • Set the direction and manage the delivery of the regional cancer care plan.
  • Develop and manage budget including financial, capital and human resources.
  • Provide overall medical leadership and direction for the region while ensuring that medical services are aligned with the overall cancer strategy, integrated across programs and services, and delivered effectively and efficiently.
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders - including patients and families - to deliver and improve quality of care and patient experience regionally.
  • Facilitate and support a culture of staff and physician safety and engagement.
  • Lead and support initiatives to improve system of care through innovation, use of technology and best practices.
  • Plan and provide leadership, direction and guidance to Regional Professional Practice Leads for programs including medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, and all other medical programs within the region.
  • Monitor inpatient and outpatient utilization and quality trends, communicate shared information to the other regional medical staff leaders, BC Cancer's leadership and external stakeholders, and make recommendation to implement and effectively manage such trends.
  • Champion and oversee BC Cancer's role in medical research and academic advancements within the region.
  • Manage the deployment of medical personnel in the region including recruitment, orientation, and continuing professional education in consultation with Medical Affairs.
  • Foster positive relationships with external stakeholders and medical leaders within the region, including health authority medical leaders and other community stakeholders.
  • Support the delivery of Ministry of Health and governmental policy, initiatives, and directives to improve the health, and healthcare, of British Columbians
  • Develop and implement regional quality programs and processes in alignment with BC Cancer standards, working closely with provincial Medical Program Leaders.

What you bring

  • Medical Doctor with current registration from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC or eligible for registration.
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a master's degree in Health Services Administration, MBA or relevant health care discipline is an asset with at least eight years of recent clinical experience in an oncology environment.
  • Minimum of three years of successful leadership and/or administrative experience in a relevant health care setting (preferably oncology).
  • Ability to work in a co-leadership model combined with proven ability to build internal and external partnerships and respond to needs while supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.
  • Leadership abilities with experience in managing people, department operations and financial management.
  • Strong management skills, including a clear understanding of centre processes
  • Demonstrated expertise in problem solving, decision-making, and evidence-based practice. • Demonstrated knowledge of current best practices, quality improvement processes, and patient safety.
  • Ability to build coalitions and interact effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally to BC Cancer and PHSA.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development of self and others and a track record of promoting interdisciplinary team collaboration and consultation.
  • Creative and flexible critical thinking skills.
  • Commitment to patient and family-centered care.

To submit your CV and cover letter, in confidence, please send applications to

For more information about this rewarding opportunity, contact Kevin Wang, Talent Acquisition Advisor, at

Deadline for application is April 14th, 2020

What we do
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.

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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and strive to create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Labor Agreement Requisition # 2338284 Work Site Operating-Vancouver Cancer Ctr Job Type Regular, Part-Time FTE Hours of Work Work Days Expiry Date 20-May-2020

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