Medical Director - Laboratory Services (Kelowna, BC) - Interior Health Authority (IHA)

Post Date: Aug 21 2013
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be determined

Address: Kelowna, Bc
City: Kelowna
Province / State: British Columbia
Country: Canada

Interior Health Authority (IHA) is seeking an experienced physician leader to join its medical leadership team. Interior Health is one of five regional health authorities in British Columbia serving a population of 740,000 and covering a geographic area of 216,000 sq. km. We employ approximately 18,666 staff with over 1,500 physicians privileged in our acute care facilities.

As the Medical Director – Laboratory Services, reporting to the Executive Medical Director, you will be responsible for the provision of clinical leadership, ongoing network development, and medical oversight of laboratory services across Interior Health. You will provide leadership in the development and alignment of laboratory medicine standards, policies and processes—including direct leadership of the Divisional Directors, performance improvement monitoring and research activities. In addition to the leadership role, you will provide clinical pathology services.

The service level expectation for the Medical Director, Laboratory Services will be a range of one day of fitted time and one-and-a-half days flexible time per week (1.0 – 2.5 FTE), plus Clinical Services for four days a week (0.8 FTE), for forty-six weeks per year.

The ideal candidate is currently licensed, or eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in BC; is a Pathologist duly recognized under the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; has a minimum of five years recent experience in Laboratory Medicine; has Certification and/or experience in administrative leadership and in quality management; and has a current valid BC Driver’s License.

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