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Medical Director, BCEHS Paediatric/Perinatal Critical Care

Medical Director, Paediatric / Perinatal Critical Care

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do


BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides provincial emergency medical care and patient transfer services. BCEHS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


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.


You are a skilled and versatile medical professional who holds significant experience with complex medicine, along with a collaborative, relationship-based working style. Highly aware of overarching strategic priorities, you apply critical thinking to arising issues that assures flexibility to consider regional differences and constraints, key stakeholder, patient and family needs. Stepping into a role with opportunity to effect change for patient care across British Columbia is an exciting challenge to continue to build on your existing experience.


Job Summary


Reporting to the Provincial Medical Director for Interfacility Transport & Critical Care, BC Emergency Health Service (BCEHS), the Medical Director, Paediatric Critical Care is a member of the Provincial Clinical Operations team. Working in full partnership with the Manager of Clinical Air Operations (South), this position is jointly accountable for establishing, developing, and sustaining effective strategic priorities of BCEHS and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


Key Accountabilities


In a dyad relationship with the Manager of Clinical Air Operations (South):


  • Support the ongoing development of the Infant Transport Team (ITT) and prehospital paediatric critical care across British Columbia;


  • The Medical Director for Paediatric Critical Care and Manager are jointly accountable for developing, managing, evaluating, and overseeing the delivery of Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Critical Care programs and services, providing leadership and participating in activities related to Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Critical Care.


  • Foster strategic, clinical and operational relationships with public safety and health authority stakeholders directly related to identifying challenges and opportunities that will improve patient care within Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Critical Care to improve processes and services achieving clinical and operational excellence;


  • Provide medical leadership and oversight for program development and implementation related to Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Critical Care at BCEHS;


  • Facilitate and support a culture of staff safety and engagement;


Strategic and Operational Responsibilities


  • With the Manager of Air Operations, the Medical Director for Paediatric/Perinatal Critical Care is jointly accountable to develop and monitor clinical service plans for Interfacility Transport and Critical Care, which align with the overall operations service plan and be accountable for achieving the objectives contained within;


  • Work collaboratively across all operational and clinical programs at BCEHS, with the CMO, Medical Directors and Clinical Operations Directors to ensure a strategic and operational plan is in place for the program(s) within your responsibility;


  • Work collaboratively with the clinical and operational leadership of BC Women’s and Children’s hospital related to coordination of Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Pre-hospital Critical Care as well as key external stakeholders such as Perinatal Services BC;


  • Provide leadership and coordination with respect to the patient care process, in the evaluation of the efficiency, quality and delivery of the services, including and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, participation in medical audits, peer and interdisciplinary reviews, chart reviews, and patient safety event reviews;


  • Participate as a clinical leader in disclosure of adverse events as appropriate and support relevant medical directors and others in enhancing their skills;


  • Contribute to the Paediatric/Perinatal Transport and Critical Care Community of practice in collaboration with the Critical Care Paramedic Practice Leader.


  • Act as representative of BCEHS in specific activities from time to time; and


  • Undertake specific projects assigned from time to time by the CMO.


What you bring


  • Current registration with BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, or eligibility for registration.


  • Fellowship in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine and/or Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or an appropriate external equivalent).


  • Active member of the BC Women & Children’s (BCW&C) Medical Staff or be assessed by the Medical Leadership of BCW&C to be a suitable candidate for recruitment to join the Medical Staff.


  • Candidates with clinical experience practicing in prehospital and transport medicine will be strongly favoured.


  • Diplomate in Prehospital and Transport Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada is highly desirable.


  • A master’s degree in Health Services Administration or relevant health care discipline is desired with at least 3-5 years of recent, related experience in quality improvement and large complex academic settings.


  • The ability to work in a co-leadership model combined with a proven ability to build internal and external partnerships and respond to needs while supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.


  • Strong leadership skills, including a clear understanding of hospital processes, as demonstrated via the LEADS Framework.


  • Creative and flexible critical thinking skills.


  • Commitment to a patient and family-centred model of care.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, critical thinking, and time management skills.


Job Type: 12 month recurring contract
Vancouver, BC
Closing date: Open until filled

Days of Work:
 2.5 days per week
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