Colposcopy Lead, Cervix Screening Program


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Practice Details:

This position may be based in any location within the Interior Health region.

Medical Leadership opportunity now available for the Colposcopy Lead, Cervix Screening Program (Worksite location is flexible)

Position Summary
The BC Cancer Cervix Screening Program ("Program"), is attempting to reduce the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer by providing, to the extent possible under the circumstances, timely and equitable access to high quality screening and diagnostic services to eligible women. The Physician will act as the lead for the Program within the Agency.

Reporting Relationships

The Colposcopy Lead reports to the Surgical Services Network; Network Director, Surgical Services, IH, and works in partnership and in consultation with BC Cancer.

Key Responsibilities
Health Authority Cervix Screening Program, Colposcopy Lead (“HA Colposcopy Lead”) is expected to provide the following services of the Cervix Screening Program (“Program”)

• Actively participate in the development, updating and dissemination of provincial standards and guidelines for cervix screening and follow-up.
• Assist in the development of colposcopy related quality indicators and monitor outcomes for the region. Communicate outcome results across the region, as appropriate, and work with administrative leads to identify areas of concern and contributing factors and to implement corrective actions.
• Support the training of colposcopists in the region when needed. This may include reviewing and discussing the colposcopist certification exam results with the candidate, providing on-site training with a qualified colposcopy trainer, reviewing and discussing log books and ensuring candidates meet the competencies to be a certified colposcopist in BC.
• Lead quality improvement initiatives for colposcopy at a regional level. This may include acting as a resource/liaison for colposcopy clinic staff and other colposcopists throughout the Health Authority.
• Participate in the Provincial Cervix Screening Program Quality Management Committee.
• Support performance management and complete clinical performance reviews. Participate in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and incident reviews as necessary.
• Participate in the planning of the annual colposcopy education sessions. Identify learning needs of colposcopists, identify speakers and other methods to reach colposcopists to convey practices changes and new developments in colposcopy.
• Support the engagement of primary care providers by providing education sessions on cervix screening and follow-up to primary care providers in the region and act as a resource for local Divisions of Family Practice or individual providers.

• Participate in the projection of service requirements for cervix screening and downstream clinical services and work with regional administrative leads to determine operational planning and changes that may be required.
• Provide clinical review and advice for promotional and health provider education materials as requested.
Other Duties
• To submit a quarterly summary of report of activities to BC Cancer Medical Director of the Cervix Screening Program as well as the Network Director and Medical Director, Surgical Services Network.
Workload Expectations
• The Agency and the Physician agree that a reasonable service level expectation for the Cervix Screening Program, Colposcopy Lead is 0.2 FTE, an average of 4 days per month until 31 March 2023 then 0.1 FTE from 01 April 2024 to 31 March 2026, an average of 2 days per month, with a 2.5 year commitment to the role.
• While the determination of actual hours professionally necessary to be worked is the responsibility of the Physician, the Agency and the Physician will monitor the appropriateness.
• The results of monitoring as described in 5.2 above will be discussed by the Physician and the Agency at least annually and used to conjointly plan revisions, if any, to this contract as agreed to between the Physician and Agency.

Start date:
• As soon as possible

*** To express interest and apply, please email your Cover Letter and CV to

*** This job posting is for a position covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination order and selected applicant(s) must comply with the requirements of the order.

  • • Doctorate in Medicine • Licensed as a physician in British Columbia. • Appointed as an active or provisionally active member of the Medical Staff of Interior Health. • Medical leadership experience with training in physician leadership or demonstrated willingness to undergo training in the near future.
Call Schedule:

Hours of work: • 0.2 FTE – Average 4 days per month until 31 March 2024 and • Average 2 days per month (0.1 FTE time) 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2026, and 2 ½ year commitment to the role.
On call requirements: N/A

Estimated Gross Income

• Competitive – will be based on Medical Leadership experience.


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