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Provincial Medical Director, Trauma Services BC, Health Improvement Network

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
Provincial Medical Director, Trauma Services BC

Health Improvement Network

Reporting to the Vice President, the Provincial Medical Director of Trauma Services BC (TSBC) is accountable for providing 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 overseeing TSBC, 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 partners, aims to optimize health outcomes, enhance clinical prevention, and improve the quality of services across the patient care continuum. Health Improvement Networks provide provincial system oversight, planning, and coordination to address complex health system improvement opportunities and optimize health outcomes for a specified clinical populations within BC. Key functions of a Health Improvement Network (HIN) include clinical policy development and implementation, health system planning, data management, analytics and reporting, quality standard development and improvement initiatives, research, education, and innovation.

The Provincial Medical Director ensures provincial system-wide clinical quality governance structures and multi-disciplinary engagement frameworks are in place to enable meaningful partnerships and collaboration, particularly with physicians and clinicians to support the development and implementation of provincial standards and policies, that will address complex care pathways and quality variations, and to promote an integrated, high-quality system of care.

The Provincial Medical Director plays a crucial role in establishing a collaborative environment that facilitates active communication, joint decision-making with the members of the provincial executive steering committees.

TSBC aims to optimize health outcomes, improve the quality and coordination of services, and enhance the experience for injured patients, families, and providers requiring access to trauma services within B.C. It works collaboratively with regional health authority leaders, health organization partners, interdisciplinary communities of practice, and patient partners to develop our strategic priorities and align our efforts to address the needs across the system of care, as well as promoting injury prevention.

What you'll do
  • Act as primary clinical strategic partner to the Executive Director and participate as a member of the HIN leadership team. Inform the development and execution of the HIN's strategies and annual operational plans. Responsible to provide active input into annual prioritization decisions.
  • Operate on behalf of a provincial system when advising on HIN strategy/policy and when representing the HIN at provincial and national leadership tables. As required, provide clinical guidance to the PHSA Board and/or Ministry of Health.
  • Provide overall leadership of the research and academic activities within the HIN, including the oversight and facilitation of development and implementation of HIN-led research opportunities and engagement in provincial partnerships with research and academic leaders and institutions.
  • Act as the medical quality lead for the HIN providing clinical leadership and guidance related to quality of care and the development of quality standards and practice guidelines. In partnership with multiple ministries, PHSA, health authorities, academic, and health system stakeholders, lead initiatives to improve care quality, safety and ongoing performance, with a focus on achieving provincial standards of care and quality.
  • Foster an open environment that promotes interdisciplinary engagement and knowledge mobilization from clinical and health systems partners, and research affiliates.
  • Act as a conduit between the HIN and the health authority medical leaders to appropriately share findings from provincially-led quality reviews to enable actions that drive improved health outcomes.
  • Act as medical spokesperson for the HIN and supports the Executive Director where medical expertise is required. Provide input toward and/or review public communications related to the mandate of the HIN, including quality of care, patient health outcomes and health policy within BC. Participate in media calls or interviews on topics related to the mandate of the HIN.
  • Engage multi-disciplinary clinical partners, medical leaders, and researchers to support the advancement of science and clinical innovation.
  • Advise on and facilitate the establishment and monitoring of system-level clinical performance metrics, analysis, reporting, and evaluation. Provide clinical leadership on the development of strategic and operational plans that support the establishment of health intelligence systems, data sets, and data management solutions.

What you bring

  • Has practiced as a physician in the field of trauma management for a minimum of ten (10) years with at least three to five (3-5) years of progressive leadership experience in quality, healthcare administration, epidemiology or related system-wide experience. Actively practicing trauma medicine with an RCPSC in trauma surgery or critical care is preferred.

You will also have:
  • Leadership competencies required as outlined in the PHSA LEADS Framework. Leadership capabilities in the areas of leading self, engaging others, achieving results, developing coalitions, and system transformation are essential.
  • Innovative leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to provide strategic direction and to analyze and resolve problems resourcefully. Ability to achieve, and to recognize the need for, alignment with the strategic direction of the organization. Proven ability to foster a collaborative team approach to decision-making and to facilitate a partnership and cooperation to achieve shared goals. Evidence of fiscal and financial management skills. Exceptional communication, inter-personal, and public relations skills. Demonstrated ability to grow and sustain mutually beneficial working relationships. Proven ability to negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations. Ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels, both internally and externally. Excellent time management skills.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

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

What we do

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 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.

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.
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