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

Posting Date:Thu, 15 Mar 2018
Date to Apply By: Until Filled
Estimated Start Date: To be Determined
Address: 1952 Bay Street
City: Vancouver Island, B.C.

Co-Department Head, Laboratory & Imaging Service Medical Director,
Laboratory Services

This 0.8 FTE position encompasses two roles: co-Department Head of Laboratory & Imaging Medicine, and Medical Director of Laboratory Services. There may also be an opportunity for a 0.2 FTE 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 Laboratory Service Agency (LSA) and the CPSBC. They will be able to develop and adapt strategies for Laboratory Medicine and possess an ability to work with and influence the development of the LSA into either a directive or a guiding organization. The ability to maintain objectivity, along with the ability to navigate opportunities and resolve conflicts, is a desirable attribute.

The co-Department Head of Laboratory & Imaging Services is a senior leadership position responsible for ensuring high quality laboratory medical services across Island Health. The position oversees the self-governance of pathologists 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, 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 at:


To apply, please forward a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to:
Sara Campbell, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Email: / Fax: 250-716-7747

Please use the following contact information to apply for this job:
Contact Name: Sara Campbell
Contact Address: 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 2B7
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 250-755-7691 ext. 53096
Contact Fax: 250-716-7747