The Medical Director Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands is a co-leadership
position that shares responsibility for ensuring high quality health care services.
With the respective Co-Leader, the Medical Director works proactively with
others (including patients) to ensure continuous quality improvement of service
delivery. This position reports to both an Executive Medical Director and an
Main responsibilities of this position:
◾ Leadership: Co-leads and oversees activities to ensure program service
delivery is efficient, effective and integrated across Island Health sites;
Links with appropriate Departmental Medical Leaders to address matters
of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues.
◾ Operations & Quality: Establishes processes and structures to engage
physicians and staff in continuous quality improvement of service delivery;
Monitors program budget and performance jointly with Co-Leader, and
makes course corrections when necessary; Ensures appropriate
investigation and resolution of program-related PSLS and PCQO events.
◾ Change Management: Co-develops and implements change management
plans to engage and support physicians and staff through change
◾ Informatics: Oversees activities that advance technology and data use to
improve service delivery using the electronic health record (EHR) in
collaboration with the Quality Systems team.
◾ Planning: Assesses, monitors and anticipates program 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 Director
◾ Chairs or co-chairs relevant quality and operational committees
◾ Will use Island Health email address as primary email address for work related to this position
◾ Will strive to achieve the deliverables agreed to in the contract.
◾ Executive Medical Director and Executive Director
◾ Will participate in orientation and training
Additional specific deliverables are available upon request from the Medical Staff
Interested candidates, please attach your CV, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 referees.
Christal Lawson, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Active member of the Island Health Medical Staff