Provincial Medical Director - Trans Care BC
Provincial Medical Director
Trans Care BC
Part Time (0.2 – 0.4 FTE) – Annual Contract
Opportunity for a Medical Directorship, with responsibilities shared equitably amongst a group of physicians.
Location: Within British Columbia
Trans Care BC is a Provincial Clinical Program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) that sets direction and provides leadership for trans health services across BC. Trans Care BC aims to ensure Two-Spirit, transgender and gender diverse people of all ages get the care they need when and where they need it.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Clinical Policy, Planning and Partnership, the Provincial Medical Director (PMD) assumes joint accountability for specific strategic objectives and operational plans of the Trans Care BC program. The PMD maintains professional standards and works to enhance services for transgender community members around the province of B.C.
Activities led by the PMD (either individually or as part of a directorship) include the following:
- Administrative services reasonably required to fulfill the duties of Provincial Medical Director.
- Provide clinical strategic leadership for Trans Care BC, including co-chairing Steering Committees and sub-working groups.
- Inform the development and execution of strategic and operational plans, such as the development of a multidisciplinary team-based care hub approach and Child & Youth Model of Care.
- In partnership with the Provincial Program Director, provide joint leadership at provincial and national tables.
- Act as medical quality lead providing guidance on quality of care, standards and practice guidelines.
- Where appropriate, act as medical spokesperson for Trans Care BC and support the Provincial Program Director where medical expertise is required, including participating in media calls, interviews and public communications related to Trans Care BC’s mandate.
- Oversees human resource management of physicians including appraisals, resolving conflicts, management of physician contracts.
- Serves as the lead for engagement with the physician community and governing bodies such as the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, Divisions of Family practice, related to the integration of Trans Care guidelines within Primary Care.
This position requires a medical degree and membership in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC with relevant post-graduate transgender care training. This will be supplemented by progressive leadership experience and demonstrated ability to positively influence physician colleagues and other key stakeholders and foster a collaborative team approach to decision making.
The ideal candidate has the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects, and has the proven ability to negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations. Exceptional communication, interpersonal and public relations skills coupled with the ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results oriented. It is critical that the individual is able to relate effectively to a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
Advanced medical practice experience and/or knowledge of working with trans, gender diverse and non-binary people is required for this position. Experience with community development and 2SLGBT2QIA+ communities is considered an asset.
What we do
BC Trans Care is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BC Trans Care are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.