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Medical Advisor - Physician

Richmond, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

We're dedicated to playing a strong leadership role in workplace injury and disease prevention in British Columbia. As a medical advisor with WorkSafeBC, you'll make a difference in the lives of working people across the province. You'll partner with adjudicative staff, occupational safety and hygiene officers, and community physicians to help people who were injured at work return to work safely and regain quality of life.

We offer a flexible Monday to Friday work week, a full- or part-time schedule, and benefits and programs that support a healthy lifestyle. Our medical advisor positions are based in 13 offices across the province - Your choice of work location in Abbotsford, Burnaby, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Prince George, Terrace, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay - Let us know in your cover letter which location suits you. Currently, this is a hybrid position where you'll work primarily at home and only occasionaly be on-site at your work location in BC.

Consider joining a strong team in our Medical Services department who are committed to helping injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, compassion, accountablity, excellence, and respect. Your role will bring these values to life every day through your responsive, accountable, collaborative, forward-thinking, fair, and respectful character.

What you'll do

As a medical advisor you will:
  • Medico-legal role: Provide opinions and recommendations to our decision-making officers on issues of medical impairment and disability, cause/etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. (Note: medical advisors provide opinions only; they do not make claim entitlement decisions)
  • Clinical role: Examine injured workers and collaborate with community physicians to ensure those workers are getting timely, evidence-based medical care, and that both their disability -and medical- management needs are being met.

Is this a good fit for you?

We're looking for resourceful, knowledgeable professionals who can:
  • Apply academic and clinical knowledge and experience to find effective, personalized, and supportive solutions that help injured workers recover and return to work safely
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with both medical and non-medical colleagues
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills

Your background and experience:
  • Eligible for full licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • A minimum of five years of experience in family practice and an interest in sports, rehabilitation, mental health, or occupational medicine
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety and disability management concepts, including return-to-work planning
  • Willing to work in a team-based environment
  • Excellent communication skills

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

Who are we?

At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to promoting 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 and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We're honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.

WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, 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.

We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which 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. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent 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 benefits

Being part of WorkSafeBC means being part of a strong, committed team. We value hard work but also understand the need for a healthy lifestyle. Your total compensation package includes vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, and contributions toward your defined benefit and pension plan. As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work - and life. Learn more about what we offer .

This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Thank you, in advance, for applying.
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