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Medical Director, Community Paramedicine, BCEHS

Medical Director, Community Paramedicine

BC Emergency Health Services


Job Summary


Reporting to the Executive Medical Director for Clinical Operations – 911 Services, BC Emergency Health Service (BCEHS), the Medical Director, Community Paramedicine is a member of the Provincial Clinical Operations team. Working in full partnership with the Manager of Community Programs, 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 Community Programs:

  • Support the ongoing development of the Community Paramedic Program across British Columbia; The Medical Director for Community Paramedicine and Manager are jointly accountable for developing, managing, evaluating, and overseeing the delivery of Community Paramedicine programs and services, providing leadership and participating in activities related to community 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 communities to improve processes and services achieving clinical and operational excellence
  • Provide medical leadership and oversight for program development and implementation related to Community Paramedicine at BCEHS
  • Facilitate and support a culture of staff safety and engagement


Strategic and Operational Responsibilities


  • With the Manager of Community Programs, the Medical Director for Community Paramedicine is jointly accountable to develop and monitor clinical service plans for Community 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, Director of Community and Indigenous Programs, and Clinical Operations Directors to ensure a strategic and operational plan is in place for the program(s) within your responsibility
  • 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 Community Paramedicine Community of Practice in collaboration with the Community Paramedic Practice Leader.
  • Act as a representative of BCEHS in specific activities from time to time and undertake specific projects assigned from time to time by the EMD-CO/911 or CMO and CTO.


What you bring


  • Current registration with BC College of Physicians and Surgeons/Nurses, or eligibility for registration.
  • Fellowship in Family Medicine or Community Medicine from the College of Family Physicians, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or be a licensed Nurse Practitioner in BC (or an appropriate external equivalent).
  • Candidates with clinical experience practicing in prehospital, and rural and remote community 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.
  • Continually demonstrate humility in relational and collaborative approaches to leading.
  • 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.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).


Job Type: 12-month recurring contract

Location: To be determined/ Flexible

Days of Work: Flexible, 0.4 FTE

Requisition # 230526-MDCP

Closing Date: Open until filled