Co-Department Head, Laboratory & Imaging Service Medical Director, - Island Health

Posting Date:Thu, 29 Oct 2020
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Co-Department Head, Laboratory & Imaging Service
Medical Director, Laboratory Services


Island Health has an exciting Medical Leadership opportunity in Laboratory Medicine. This position encompasses two roles: co-Department Head of Laboratory and Medical Director of Laboratory Services. There is also an expectation of a clinical component to this position.
The successful candidate will function within a dyad leadership relationship with the Director of Laboratory Medicine and maintain a ‘whole Island’ perspective of leadership at all times. They will also lead the Department of Laboratory Medicine of Island Health in the context of developments in laboratory medicine in British Columbia.
The successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of complex systems and have the ability to relate Island Health to the Provincial Laboratory Medicine Service (PLMS) and the CPSBC. They will be able to develop and adapt strategies for Laboratory Medicine and possess an ability to work collaboratively with the PLMS and laboratory colleagues from across BC.. The ability to maintain objectivity, along with the ability to navigate opportunities and resolve conflicts, is a desirable attribute.
The Department Head and Medical Director of Laboratory is a senior leadership position responsible for ensuring high quality laboratory medical services across Island Health. The position oversees the self-governance of laboratory physicians who practice in Island Health facilities in accordance with Island Health’s Medical Staff Bylaws and Medical Staff Rules. The position reports to the Chief Medical Officer, and receives support from Medical Affairs to carry out its responsibilities.
Eligible candidates will be FRCPC certified in Pathology, and eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. The successful candidate will be able to manage complex budgets, and be able to work effectively in a co-leadership environment.


A detailed description of this position is available on our website
To apply, please forward a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to:
Eva Vincent Medical Staff Recruitment
Email: physicians@viha.ca



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