Executive Director, Medical Affairs

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Executive Director, Medical Affairs

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date November 25, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Director
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career within the Interior Health region in beautiful British Columbia. We are seeking a collaborative and strategic leader with extensive experience in healthcare and management to fill this vital role.

Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play. As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually. This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.

About the Role

The Executive Director, Medical Affairs oversees the Physician Compensation, Medical Program Transformation, and the Credentialing and Medical Administration departments and functions which include the credentialing and privileging of medical staff. The Executive Director is expected to make complex decisions that reflect the standards and values of Interior Health (IH), while meeting all legislative and professional standards of practice; to perform with minimal direction, yet remain highly accountable to multiple stakeholder groups; and must exercise strong, clear judgment at all times. The Executive Director functions as a full member of the Executive Medical Group and in a co-management relationship with the Executive Medical Directors who serve as a primary management linkage to IH’s medical staff and physician governance structure.

Key Responsibilities

• Oversees the development, implementation, and execution of strategic and tactical direction for the organization, ensuring compliance to federal and provincial contractual guidelines, ensuring all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to and understood by appropriate personnel, and monitoring to ensure full compliance is achieved.

• Oversees physician compensation activities to ensure they are managed well and disputes are resolved effectively.

• Leads activities to facilitate the integration and engagement of physician groups across IH.

• Mitigates the risk that exists to the organization due to physician impact in political arenas, in patient care delivery, and in finance.

• Ensures there is an effective medical governance model.

• Oversees the Physician Credentialing and Privileging Department.

• Develops and oversees the strategic Medical Staff Resource Plan and processes and the Medical Program Transformation Department.

• Ensures there is an effective IH Medical On-Call Availability Program.

• Ensures all potential risks are identified and mitigation plans are in place.

• Leads strategic planning, portfolio organizational structure, and team development strategies.

• Develops strategies and tactics for staff succession and growth plans.

• Challenges the status quo and engages others in new ways of thinking and providing healthcare.

• Monitors national and provincial trends in physician activities.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training, and Experience
• A Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• A minimum of 15 years of progressively senior management experience, including experience with the legislation, policies, and bylaws governing physician activities.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix management structure.
• Ability to assess complex situations, determine impact, recommend solutions, and implement change.
• Ability to think on the spot and problem-solve quickly when required.
• Strong analytical skills with a focus on improving service delivery through the use of alternative strategies. Applies change management and quality improvement principles and processes to change initiatives.
• Provide presentations, reports, issue papers, and briefing notes in a clear and concise format; stating complex information in such a way that listeners/readers have a clear understanding of the issue or information.
• Display confidence in presenting information to various audiences, at the senior level of the organization and with the Ministry of Health and other external agencies.
• Ability to motivate members of the team, working group, or committee towards achievement of deliverables and goals.
• Ability to resolve conflict by building on common interests and working to produce new, creative win-win solutions with diplomacy and political savvy.
• Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects.
• Strong negotiation and facilitation skills demonstrated through committee work and stakeholder engagement activities.
• Ability to chair meetings and facilitate working groups.
• Ability to balance scarce resources.
• Strong inter-personal skills.
• Proficient use of Microsoft office software.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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