Medical Lead/Division Head, Family Practice, West Coast General Hospital (200-1335)

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The Medical Lead and Division Head, Family Practice, West Coast General Hospital oversees the In-Patient MRP Program at West Coast General Hospital.

This is a co leadership position with both operational and departmental governance 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 services at West Coast General Hospital. The position reports to the Interim Site Medical Director for WCGH.

Main responsibilities of the Medical Lead position include:

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.

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.

Change Management: Acts as change management ‘champion’ to engage and support physicians and staff through change.

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.

Planning: Assesses, monitors and anticipates team resource needs and works with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.

Main responsibilities of the Division Head position include:

Credentialing and Privileging

Individual practitioner standards of care

Professional development

Professional behavior

Medical workforce planning and recruitment

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
Medical & Academic Affairs

West Coast General Hospital

Port Alberni

For more information please contact:

Melissa Allen, Medical Staff Recruiter
Island Health 

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

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Medical Administration Contract
Education, Training and Experience

Active member of Island Health Medical Staff

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