Medical Lead, Laboratory Medicine - Geography 1

Current Closing Date

Open until filled

Part Time

North Island Hospital

Geography 1
Campbell River & Comox
Shift/Hours of Work
Part time
Medical Administration Service Contract
Community Information

Job Summary

Through the North Island Hospitals transition, a new leadership model is being introduced where leaders work together in medical director groupings across sites. This model allows for coordinated care and leadership across sites with two campuses working in unison to support the health of the population throughout the North Island.  This also enables Geography 1 to improve the alignment of community-based services in keeping with the Ministry of Health’s strategic priorities. 

This medical operational leadership structure will be grounded in the Geo 1 principles of:

• Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility
• A place we want to work and learn
• Ongoing evidence based decision making and quality improvement
• Patient centred care for Islanders, especially for First Nations and Elderly

The Medical Lead, Laboratory Medicine - North Island is a co-leadership position with operational decision-making responsibilities. With the position’s Co-Leader, the Medical Lead works proactively with others (including patients) to enhance teamwork (including collaboration between physicians and providers) and to facilitate continuous quality improvement of services at the Comox Valley and Campbell River campuses. This position(s) reports to a Site/Medical Director.

Main responsibilities of this position:

1. Leadership: Co-leads activities to ensure physicians and providers work as a team to monitor and improve service delivery; Links with appropriate Division Heads and Chiefs of Staff to address matters of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues.

2. Operations & Quality: Implements processes and structures to engage physicians and staff in continuous quality improvement of service delivery; Monitors team budget and performance jointly with Co-Leader, and makes course corrections when necessary; Initiates investigations of team-related PSLS and PCQO events.

3. Change Management: Acts as change management ‘champion’ to engage and support physicians and staff through change.

4. Informatics: Leads team activities that advance technology and data use to improve service delivery using electronic health records (EHR) in collaboration with the Quality Systems team.

5. Planning: Assesses, monitors and anticipates team resource needs and works with medical leaders and administrative leaders to prioritize these needs within available resources.

This position will also be expected to provide leadership under the following Island Health Leadership domains:

1. Leads Self
2. Engages Others
3. Achieves Results
4. Develops Coalitions
5. Systems Transformation

Role specific capabilities for these leadership domains and additional specific deliverables are available upon request from the Physician Recruitment Office (contact details below).


Education, Training and Experience

Active member of the Island Health medical staff.


To apply, please send your letter of interest and CV to:

Sara Campbell, Medical Staff Recruitment Coordinator
Email: physicians@viha.ca
Fax: (250) 716-7747
Mail: 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo B.C. V9S 2B7

We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to confirm the receipt of individual applications or resumes.