Associate Regional Medical Director, Vancouver Cancer Centre (0.2 FTE)
PHSA
Vancouver, BC
BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation, and palliative care. It operates six regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford, and Prince George, along with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Associate Regional Medical Director

Vancouver Cancer Centre (0.2 FTE)

Applications are invited from candidates with outstanding leadership, planning and administration skills to join the team at BC Cancer.

Role Summary

The Associate Regional Medical Director (“AMD”) shares responsibility, working in a co-leadership partnership with the Operations Director, for the management of programs and services within the BC Cancer – Vancouver centre. The AMD is responsible for the assisting in the comprehensive delivery and management of clinical programs in the centre, including quality assurance and improvement and safety, particularly for the ambulatory care unit, day care units, short stay in patient unit and other supportive care services. The AMD is also responsible for championing and helping to oversee BC Cancer’s role in medical research and academic advancements within the region.

Key accountabilities:
Leadership, Planning and Administration

Provides medical leadership and direction for the centre
Plans and provides leadership, direction, supervision and guidance for core centre platforms including ambulatory care, medical day care, short-stay in patient unit.
Plans and provides leadership, direction, supervision and guidance for medical research and academic advancement.
Participates in and provides regional perspective on the overall cancer strategy.
Participates in developing and managing budgets including financial, capital and human resources.
Models behaviour that engages teams and furthers the goals and objectives of BC Cancer.

Quality and Performance

Ensures that medical services in the centre are aligned with BC Cancer’s overall cancer strategy, are integrated across programs and services, and delivered in an effective and efficient manner.
Monitors inpatient and outpatient utilization and quality trends, communicates them to the centre leadership and makes recommendations to implement and effectively manage such trends.
Ensures a system of quality review and assessment across clinical programs within the centre, and ensures that recommendations from these committees are appropriately communicated and acted upon to facilitate system improvement.

Policies and Standards

Assists in the development and implementation of regional quality programs and processes in alignment with BC Cancer standards, working closely with centre leadership.

Workforce Planning (in conjunction with Medical Affairs)

Assists in the development and deployment of medical personnel within the centre, including recruitment, orientation, and continuing professional medical education, working in collaboration with the VP Medical Affairs, RMD, Department Heads and centre leadership.

Qualifications

The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure in British Columbia and must have obtained a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or hold an equivalent qualification, by the time of appointment.
Minimum of 3 years of successful leadership and/or administrative experience in oncology.
Current or appointed staff of the BC Cancer - Vancouver.
Demonstrated leadership attributes including credibility, motivation, collaboration and consensus building skills.
Strong management abilities with experience in managing people, department operations, and budget preparation and management.
In-depth understanding of the clinical operation platforms of BC Cancer – Vancouver.

To apply, please send a letter expressing your interest, curriculum vitae and the names of 3 referees to:

Dr. Gary Pansegrau

Regional Medical Director

Email:gpansegrau@bccancer.bc.ca

Closing date for applications: December 8, 2019.

For more information about the BC Cancer, please visit our websites at: www.bccancer.bc.ca

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The 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. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. English is the official language used at PHSA.