Medical Director - Emergency Programs 200-1075

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The Medical Director, Emergency Programs is a co-leadership position that shares responsibility for ensuring high quality aboriginal 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 Executive Director.

Main responsibilities of this position:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Change Management: Co-develops and implements change management plans to engage and support physicians and staff through change
  4. 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.
  5. Planning: Assesses, monitors and anticipates program resource needs and works with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.

Specific Deliverables:

  1. Represent Island Health at provincial meetings regarding trauma services and planning as requested by the Executive Medical Director (EMD).
  2. Chair the regional emergency clinical governance quality council.
  3. With support from and in collaboration with the Quality portfolio, develop with local emergency department leadership a scorecard for improvement and advise on areas for improvement within each department on a yearly basis.
  4. With the EMD develop a personalized medical leadership education plan.
Job Types
Medical Leadership
Emergency & Critical Care Medicine

Island Wide

Island Wide
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Please submit your CV and cover letter to:

Christal Lawson

Medical Staff Recruiter

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Medical Administration Service Contract
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