Medical Director & Chief of Staff West Coast General Hospital (200-1323)

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The Site Medical Director & Chief of Staff at West Coast General Hospital is a leadership position with two functions: As Site Medical Director, the position works in a co-leadership model with the Site Director to ensure integrated, high quality service delivery within the site. As Chief of Staff, the position links directly with Department Heads and Division Heads to monitor and enhance medical governance within the site. This position reports to both an Executive Medical Director and an Executive Director.

Main responsibilities of this position:

  1. Leadership: Co-leads and oversees activities to ensure service delivery is integrated within the site; Links with appropriate Departmental Medical Leaders to address matters of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues.
  2. Operations & Quality: Co-monitors site performance with a focus on issues that arise between programs, and facilitates course corrections when necessary; Ensures appropriate investigation and resolution of site-related PSLS and PCQO events; Collaborates with Departmental Medical Leaders and Medical Affairs to address individual practitioner quality issues.
  3. Change Management: Co-develops and implements change management plans to engage and support site physicians and staff through change.
  4. Informatics: Oversees 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 site resource needs and works with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.

Additional contract content

  • Will work collaboratively in a co-leadership model with assigned Site Director
  • Chairs or co-chairs relevant site committees
  • Will use Island Health email address for work related to this position
  • Will dedicate time to this position during Island Health regular working hours, or as agreed upon with the Executive Medical Director and Executive Director
  • Will participate in orientation and training

Start Date: As soon as possible

Community Information:

Port Alberni, a coastal city with a population of 18,000, is situated in the majestic Alberni Valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

This temperate valley climate offers an array of year-round outdoor activities.  The gateway to the Pacific Rim communities of Tofino & Ucluelet, and Long Beach, the top Canadian surfing destination, Port Alberni enjoys easy access to the best recreational opportunities on Vancouver Island.  Port Alberni is now the official “Ultimate Fishing Town” in Canada.  All this and world-class skiing on Mt. Washington is only a short drive away!

Port Alberni is a family-friendly community with affordable housing and strong public schools.  Community spirit abounds and is evident by the abundance of activities for children including programs in: music, dance, gymnastics and all team sports: soccer, baseball, hockey, lacrosse etc. Sproat Lake, located just outside of the city is the ideal location to base your family home. 

Located within a 60 minute drive from Nanaimo and offering easy access to Vancouver and Victoria, Port Alberni provides access to big-city amenities with all the charm and character of a rural community.

Job Types
Medical Leadership
Not Applicable

West Coast General Hospital

Port Alberni

For more information please contact:

Shannon Williams, Medical Staff Recruiter
Island Health 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV to

Shift/Hours of Work
Medical Administration Contract
Education, Training and Experience

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