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Administration At BC Medical Quality Initiative


Vancouver, Bc

Job Description

Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License
Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Role and Facility Information

Reporting to the BC Medical Quality Initiative (BC MQI) Steering Committee, the Executive Medical Lead is a key role providing clinical leadership to advance the BC MQI quality agenda. In this part time role, the Executive Medical Lead will participate as a member of BC MQI’s senior leadership team, by identifying opportunities to support a provincial quality portfolio with input and participation by a robust provincial network of clinicians. The Executive Medical Lead will be instrumental in continuing to raise participation in BC MQI’s activities amongst health authorities and developing strategic clinical partnerships to fulfil the organizational mandate. This person will also be ultimately responsible for ensuring successful completion of initiatives related to recommendations highlighted in the Cochrane Report (2011), the Office of the Auditor General report (2014) and the Wale Report (2017).

  • Reporting to the committee is an interim arrangement, to be reviewed within 12 months.

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate to co-lead BC MQI, alongside the PHSA administrative lead and the BC MQI provincial director.
  • Provide clinical leadership and strategic oversight on quality initiatives undertaken by BC MQI committees and groups, in keeping with a workplan which is developed in collaboration with stakeholders and quality partners.
  • Support and contribute to the development of the BC MQI work plan.
  • Function as co-chair for working groups as required, ensuring deliverables and milestones are met according to the work plan.
  • Advise the BC MQI governance committees on change management activities, performance measurement and other opportunities to promote collaboration on medical quality.
  • Develop networks and build alliances, engage in cross-functional activities; collaborate across stakeholder groups, and find common ground with a widening range of stakeholders
  • Cultivate strategic partnerships and foster collaborations within the collective community of quality partners to optimise opportunities for alignment.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with committee members and stakeholder organizations.
  • Attend and contribute to governance committee meetings. Remote participation can be facilitated, though a flexible schedule is required.


  • Member in good standing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Practicing physician, eligible to practice without restriction, actively engaged at the system level, with demonstrated leadership within the local community.
  • A level of education, training and experience in Health Services Administration or relevant health care discipline with at least ten (10) years of recent related experience in quality improvement.
  • Formal leadership training and change management is an asset
  • Demonstrated high level of credibility and experience in the leadership and operations of a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding of local health issues, priorities and needs while recognizing the broader trends in health care policy and system development.
  • Practical experience in clinical change management and quality improvement method and tools, and the ability to draw on leading practices to adapt and apply these skills.
  • Knowledge of existing medical and clinical networks that can be tapped for effective engagement and communication of strategies and initiatives.
  • Experience developing and implementing health care quality improvement strategies, and successful implementation of large scale initiatives that cut across traditional health care systems.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.



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