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Reporting to the vice President, Medicine and Academic Affairs (VPMAA), the Executive Director, Medical and Academic Affairs (EDMA) plays a pivotal role in providing senior leadership to the VCH Medical Affairs department. As part of a collaborative team this role partners with Senior Medical Directors (SMDs) and the Executive Director of NP, Midwives and Dentists to set a culture, expectation, and accountability of patient quality and safety.

As a member of the leadership team for Medical and Academic Affairs, the EDMA plays a key role in enabling the senior medical leaders through ensuring effective, responsive, and flexible Medical and Academic Affairs (MAA) Regional Services.

The EDMA oversees and is accountable for the following program areas: credentialing and privileging; the negotiation, management, compensation, and performance evaluation of contracts; medical leadership development and practice; medical health human resource planning; medical staff engagement and wellness; and Data and IT Strategies.

The Executive Director manages and aligns the day-to-day operations of Medical and Academic Affairs for the regional office; liaises with, fosters exchange between, and supports consistency across the community of care (CoC) based MAA teams; prepares and manages budgets for operational, capital, staff- and physician-related activities; and where required, triages medical staff-related matters on behalf of the VP MAA.

The Executive Director provides strategic leadership to Medical and Academic Affairs staff within the Regional Services office, and in partnership with CoC Senior Medical Directors ensures the smooth functioning of the Local Medical Affairs offices within each CoC. The EDMA maintains a high functioning partnership with VCH General Council and the Legal Department.


The role of Executive Director requires exceptional partnership and relationship management skills to foster strong relationships with other senior leaders, EDMAs within other Health Authorities, and forge partnerships with the Ministry of Health, Doctors of BC, and other provincial health governing, medical, and academic bodies. the Ministry of Health, and other provincial health governing, medical, and academic bodies. The Executive Director is an expert at negotiating and building consensus among diverse stakeholders.


QUALIFICATIONS Education & Experience

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in a related discipline such as Health Care Administration or Business Administration plus twelve (12) years’ recent related experience in a senior administrative position within health care administration.
  • A visionary leader with a big-picture lens, who possesses extensive experience in leading the medical affairs structure initiatives while driving the direction of the department; aligning and leveraging existing and newly measured data informed short- and long-term goals within the regulatory landscape.
  • Strong understanding of regional, provincial & national health services and healthcare system dynamics and the ability to navigate the system, while partnering with key stakeholders and team.
  • The ability to lead change with vision and integrity, and a commitment to engaging others, building partnerships, being courageous and promoting innovation.
  • Strong business acumen and extensive experience in medical affairs leadership roles.
  • Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive, respectful, culturally & psychologically safe workplace culture while effectively managing the complexity of policies, practices and demands of the medical affairs department.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate diverse teams.

If you are a dynamic leader with strong business acumen and a passion for advancing medical affairs and academic initiatives in a collaborative environment, we invite you to apply.

For any questions, please contact Nicole Jantzi at executivecareers@vch.ca.

Equity, diversity, & inclusion are essential to Vancouver Coastal Health’s goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and “going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


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