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Medical Director, Rural & Remote Framework

Location: Flexible, British Columbia

Job ID: Med Director, Rural & Remote

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Facility Details — Interior Health:
Interior Health (IH) was established as one of five geographically-based health authorities in 2001 by the Government of British Columbia. It is responsible for ensuring publicly funded health services are provided to the people of the Southern Interior.
Interior Health provides a wide range of integrated health-care programs and services through hospitals, community health centres, residential assisted living facilities, mental health housing, primary health clinics, homes, schools, and other community settings.
Practice Details:

Two exciting Medical Leadership opportunities now available for community minded physician leaders as Medical Director, Rural and Remote Framework. Enjoy career satisfaction in this rewarding administrative role as you provide leadership in the implementation of provincial strategy, policy, and directives of government in the design and delivery of an easily understood, recognizable, integrated system of care, in rural and remote regions of Interior Health.

In this role you will be instrumental in the provision of medical leadership in the implementation of the Rural and Remote Framework across Interior Health. Success of the role is dependent upon the provision of leadership and support to Medical Staff as well as engagement with multiple stakeholders including primary care providers, Division of Family Practice, IH leaders, First Nations Health Authority, Metis Nation British Columbia, Aboriginal Partners, IH leaders, and provincial stakeholders. Reporting to the Executive Medical Director, Community and Primary Care responsible for Rural and Remote Framework and working in a co-management dyad model with the Director, Rural and Remote Framework, you will be expected to create an inclusive approach to the development, and implementation of provincial strategy to clinical service delivery models in Interior Health. Key roles will include acting as a liaison between Interior Health administration staff and community physicians in order to represent the physician viewpoints and facilitate open communication.

In collaboration with clinical and administrative leaders, program team and key stakeholders as Medical Director, Rural and Remote Framework you will develop and implement the program philosophy, goals and objectives, consistent with the philosophy, mission statement, organizational objectives and strategic plan of IH. You will also actively contribute and participate in Interior Health wide leadership in all aspects of quality, patient safety, planning, operations, utilization management and evaluations of medical and physician services. Actively participating with the Leadership teams and providing medical input into the delivery and evaluation of the Rural and Remote Framework as well as building and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external partners (e.g. Division of Family Practice, patients, First Nation and Metis partners, medical staff, and community agencies) that are critical to the development and delivery of programs within the assigned areas of responsibility are accountable to the Medical Director, Rural and Remote Framework.

These 24 month term 0.3 FTE positions are open to community minded physicians eligible for full CPSBC license and may be based in any location within the Interior Health region. Experience with rural, remote or Aboriginal care is an asset.

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
    • Doctorate in Medicine
    • Certificant of College of Family Physicians of Canada (CCFP)
    • Eligible for licensure with CPSBC; Coverage with the Canadian Medical Protective Association is mandatory
Call Schedule:
  • Hours of work: Part Time / 0.3 FTE
  • On call requirements: N/A
  • Payment Structure
    • Service Contract
  • Estimated Gross Income
    • Competitive
  • Overhead
    • No overhead cost
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