Executive Medical Director Quality & Patient Safety


Executive Medical Director Quality & Patient Safety
Executive Medical Director Quality & Patient Safety
Closing Date: April 30/15
The Executive Medical Director will build and support a culture of patient and care-team safety,
and clinical effectiveness, where the patient and family are at the centre of clinical system
design. This role is the ‘face’ of quality and patient safety for physicians practicing at Fraser
Health and exemplifies behaviors that build a culture of engagement, coalitions and networks, and
championing clinical practice improvements.
The Executive Medical Director works collaboratively with two Executive Directors - Clinical
Performance and Management, and Clinical Quality and Patient and Family Centered Care
(CNO). This triad will lead the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical
performance measures and outcomes, including risks to patient safety, mitigation plans, patient
relations and feedback mechanisms with the overall goal of reducing patient harm. In this role,
you will identify and implement mechanisms to proactively identify areas for practice, policy or
structural change, with particular focus on physicians. Your collaboratively work will cross the
continuum of care through hospitals and community settings.
This will be a contract position.
Key to success in this position will be:
Demonstrated leadership to move forward complex organization change across health service
programs to support broad transformation objectives.
Demonstrated ability to interact with and lead the broader physician community.
Demonstrated ability as an effective consensus builder and work through influence rather
than formal authority.
Demonstrated leadership abilities to incorporate program/site needs within the broader
context of the health delivery system and multiple program requirements
As the successful candidate you have:
Eligibility for membership on the FH Medical Staff
Ten (10) years leadership experience within the healthcare sector
A Master’s degree in health administration or business administration is preferred and
experience in quality improvement and patient safety is highly desirable
Additional leadership training is preferred
To apply please send a covering letter and your CV by April 30
Colleen Hart
Vice President, Patient Experience
Suite 400, 13450 – 102 Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3T 0H1
[email protected]