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Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Program - BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre


Senior Medical Director, Neonatal Program

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre

Regular Part-Time

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is seeking a Senior Medical Director to lead the Neonatal Program. The Senior Medical Director, working in collaboration with the Senior Director, Clinical Operations, is accountable for provision of medical leadership, quality of medical care, clinical standards, clinical outcomes, and utilization management for the Neonatal Program. The Senior Medical Director will also contribute to regional and provincial aims with opportunities for research and knowledge translation initiatives in collaboration with the Division Head, Neonatology and the Senior Director Clinical Operations. In a collaborative operational dyad leadership model, the Senior Medical Director will partner with the Senior Director Clinical Operations to set and address program priorities in alignment with organizational objectives and mandates. In their shared accountability for improvement results associated with annual program goals and priorities, the Senior Medical Director with the Senior Director Clinical Operations, will support clinical practice and service improvements to advance health outcomes and ensure patient safety.

As a change leader, the Senior Medical Director will engage physicians in participating in the continuous improvement of quality and safe patient care. In addition to providing oversight for the medical management of patients and quality improvement, the Senior Medical Director will also remain a practicing physician and participate in the interdisciplinary development of clinical practice standards as part of the organizational processes. Strong communication and facilitation skills are paramount, alongside an enthusiasm for the support of education and integrated clinical research. Leading by example, the Senior Medical Director will support and model a safe, respectful, and healthy workplace culture that upholds inter-professional collaboration and organizational values and commitments.

The Senior Medical Director will embrace the gifted Coast Salish teachings and support the elimination of Indigenous specific racism and racism within healthcare and will ensure that the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion inform their decisions and actions.

Along with specialty training in Neonatology, the candidate should be a Fellow of, or eligible for, fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada and licensed or be eligible for licensure by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia. A minimum of 10 years of graduated medical leadership experience is required. The ideal candidate will have, or be eligible for, a faculty appointment at the University of British Columbia.

We invite you to become one of our recognized clinical leaders and excel in this rewarding leadership role that aims to drive the Neonatology Program progressively forward in response to the evolving needs of our patient populations.  

Expressions of interest, applications and nominations should be submitted in confidence to:

Dr. Jana-Lea Davidson

Chief Medical Officer

BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre and BC Children’s Hospital


Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified. Review of applications will begin February 19, 2024.

What we do

BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, birthers, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized health services that address the health needs of birthers and women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with 6000-7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre, BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCW is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

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PHSA and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre 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.


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