Specialty Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Subspecialty Medical Director

Role and Facility Information

Provincial Medial Lead, Critical Care Clinical Quality

Critical Care BC

Regular, Part-Time (0.2 FTE)

General Information

In alignment with the priority functions of provincial health improvement networks, the Critical Care BC (CCBC) Provincial Medical Lead, Clinical Quality, will play a key role within CCBC as a leader in clinical quality to enhance delivery of critical care services across the province. Reporting directly to the CCBC Provincial Medical Director, this role will work in close partnership with the CCBC leadership team and provide leadership on the clinical quality portfolio. This includes informing, developing, and executing a provincial critical care clinical quality strategy for enhancing health outcomes for patients and families to access equitable critical care. The Provincial Medical Lead will focus on evaluating and optimizing clinical processes, ensuring adherence to evidence-based guidelines, and driving continuous improvement initiatives to elevate the quality of care provided in critical care settings.

The Provincial Medical Lead, Critical Care Clinical Quality, will foster collaboration with key partners, including health authorities, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), Health Quality BC, and other health improvement networks (HINs). The Provincial Medical Lead will ensure alignment of priority strategies, expand collaborative quality improvement opportunities, eliminate unwarranted variation and optimize efficiencies in building a continuous improvement system using a robust quality framework.

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

Co-chair the Critical Care BC Provincial Quality Advisory Committee

Guide development of the Critical Care BC quality framework

Provide visionary leadership to multidisciplinary teams, setting clear quality improvement goals and fostering a culture of excellence.

Collaborate with leadership to align quality initiatives with organizational objectives and priorities.

Support in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of clinical quality, including making data-driven adjustments as necessary.

Promote a culture of continuous learning with all partners.

Build networks with key partners, including healthcare providers, researchers, and external organizations, to enhance collaborative quality improvement opportunities.


Licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Certified in Critical Care Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

A minimum of 10 years of practice as a physician within critical care medicine.

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

Holds a hospital appointment as a critical care physician.

Masters or equivalent in the area of epidemiology, quality, leadership or equivalent is an asset.

Formal quality improvement training.

Shown a history and commitment to quality projects in critical care.

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

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 (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.



Compensation Type

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