A Medical Lead is a co-leadership position with operational and decision-making responsibilities. With the position's co-leader, the Medical Lead works proactively with others (including patients) to enhance teamwork (including collaboration between physicians and staff) and to facilitate continuous quality improvement of residential services. This position reports to a Medical Director.
Main responsibilities of this position:
1. Leadership: Co-leads activities to ensure physicians and staff work as a team to monitor and improve service delivery; Links with appropriate Division Heads and Chiefs of Staff to address matters of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues.
2. Operations & Quality: Implements processes and structures to engage physicians and staff in continuous quality improvement of service delivery; Monitors team budget and performance jointly with Co-Leader, and makes course corrections when necessary; Initiates investigations of team-related PSLS and PCQO events.
3. Change Management: Acts as change management ‘champion’ to engage and support physicians and staff through change.
4. Informatics: Leads team activities that advance technology and data use to improve service delivery using the electronic health records (EHR) in collaboration with the Quality Systems team.
5. Planning: Assesses, monitors and anticipates team resource needs and works with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.
This position will also be expected to:
1. Co-lead activities to ensure physicians and residential care staff work as a team to monitor and improve service delivery, including an adequate supply of physicians.
2. Link with appropriate regional Department of Family Practice Heads and Divisions of Family Practice within the geographic region to address matters of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues, and facilitate the coordination of medical care.
3. Participate in the development and implementation of processes and policies to engage physicians and staff in continuous quality improvement of service delivery.
4. Monitor performance with respect to the delivery of medical services and make course corrections when necessary.
5. Assist with infection control issues.
6. Initiate investigations of team-related PSLS and PCQO events.
7. Act as change management ‘champion’ to engage and support physicians and staff through change.
8. Lead team activities that advance technology and data use to improve service delivery in collaboration with the IHealth team and the Quality Systems team.
9. Assess, monitor and anticipate team resource needs and work with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.
10. Promote the implementation of island wide quality medical processes and standards within all regional residential care facilities.
11. Chair a regional Medical Advisory / Medical Quality Assurance Committee to report to the Island Health Residential Care Medical Advisory Committee and Local Medical Advisory Committee(s) (as appropriate).
12. Monitor and advise on the implementation of the GPSC Residential Care Initiatives at all regional residential care facilities.
As soon as possible
Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Current Member of the Island Health Medical Staff