Site Medical Director & Chief of Staff, NRGH

Current Closing Date

Open until filled

Half time
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Shift/Hours of Work
Half time
Medical Administration Service Contract
Community Information

Job Summary

The Site Medical Director & Chief of Staff at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital is a leadership position with two functions: As Site Medical Director, the position works in a co-leadership model with the Clinical Operations Director to ensure integrated, high quality service delivery within the site. As Chief of Staff, the position links directly with Department Heads and Division Heads to monitor and enhance medical governance within the site. This position reports to both an Executive Medical Director and an Executive Director.

Main responsibilities of this position:

1. Leadership: Co-leads and oversees activities to ensure service delivery is integrated within the site; Links with appropriate Departmental Medical Leaders to address matters of physician governance, including professional medical practice issues.

2. Operations & Quality: Co-monitors site performance with a focus on issues that arise between programs, and facilitates course corrections when necessary; Ensures appropriate investigation and resolution of site-related PSLS and PCQO events; Collaborates with Departmental Medical Leaders and Medical Affairs to address individual practitioner quality issues.

3. Change Management: Co-develops and implements change management plans to engage and support site physicians and staff through change.

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

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

This position will also be expected to:

  • With required supports, develop a culture of inclusion and a shared vision for care delivery amongst all staff at NRGH
  • Co-lead to implement recognized standards, protocols, and policies in Geo 2 and NRGH
  • Engage in 5 year tertiary services plan progression
  • Contribute to the co-leadership philosophy and working together with program managers and site leadership


Education, Training and Experience

  • Current Member of the Island Health Medical Staff, or eligible to apply for medical staff privileges
  • At least 5 years of clinical experience with active hospital privileges in a larger community facility
  • Medical leadership experience


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

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.