Specialty Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Subspecialty Medical Director

Role and Facility Information

Provincial Medical Lead, Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)

Critical Care BC

Regular, Part-Time (0.1 FTE)

General Information

In alignment with the priority functions of provincial health improvement networks, the Critical Care BC (CCBC) Provincial Medical Lead, ECLS, will play a key role within CCBC as a leader in ECLS data analytics, knowledge translation, best practices, quality, and transport processes for system improvement and will report directly to the CCBC Provincial Medical Director. This role will work in close partnership with ECLS providers, perfusion and RN leads, Cardiac Services BC (CSBC), BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Data Analytics Reporting and Evaluation (DARE) team, and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to reduce unwarranted variation and improve transportation and service monitoring capacity, leading to improved outcomes for patients and families requiring ECLS service.

CCBC aims to optimize health outcomes, enhance the quality and coordination of services, and elevate the experiences of patients, families, and healthcare providers requiring critical care services in our province. Key functions include clinical policy development and implementation, health system planning, data management, analytics and reporting, quality improvement initiatives, research, education and innovation. CCBC works collaboratively with regional health authority leaders, health system partners, interdisciplinary communities of practice, and patient partners to define strategic priorities and align activities to address needs throughout the health system.

Specific Accountabilities

Chair the Provincial Extracorporeal Life Support Committee

Steer and define priorities for provincial collaboration

Engage with partners to move key priorities forward

Set agenda for provincial ECLS meetings

Assign actions to members appropriately

Set KPIs and quality metrics

Initiate research and quality related projects to enhance ECLS delivery in alignment with

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) guidelines.


Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

ECMO Specialist certification as defined by ELSO standards

A minimum of 10 years of practice as a physician with experience in ECLS

At least 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare administration and quality or related system-wide experience.

An aptitude for aligning with the strategic direction of the organization and fostering a collaborative team approach to decision-making.

Proven ability to build relationships and sustain networks, including negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations.

Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills

Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills

The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (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 of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).


Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be directed to:

Health Match BC

About Provincial Health Services Authority

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.

PHSA is 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 Government unanimous passing 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 meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (20



Compensation Type

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