Victoria Hospice is recruiting for a Medical Director to play a leadership role working with dedicated interdisciplinary clinical team members to deliver quality, evidence-based palliative and end-of-life care.
The Medical Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), works closely with the Directors of Nursing, Education and Research, Psychosocial, and is a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team. The Medical Director is accountable to be a mentor, leader, change agent, and resource for best practice models for hospice palliative care to ensure the delivery of quality medical palliative care. The Medical Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining clinical partnerships, conducting and presenting research related to pediatric, adult, and senior palliative and end-of-life care and staff education needs.
The ideal candidate has specialist medical expertise in palliative care, thorough knowledge of palliative care principles and practices, and strong leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills. They are eligible for registration with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, have advanced training in palliative medicine via a recognized program of study in Canada or the US, and a minimum of five years of experience resulting in demonstrable skill in managing patients with progressive, life-limiting diseases. Adult palliative care experience is a requirement and experience with pediatric palliative care is a plus.
The position is 0.4 FTE (15 hours per week) and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Flexibility is necessary, as this position may require weekend and evening work and travel Across Vancouver Island.
About Victoria Hospice: A proud partner of Island Health, Victoria Hospice is a registered charity – donations fund almost half of our annual operating costs and are critical for the ongoing operation of our programs and services. We recently achieved Accreditation with Commendation from Accreditation Canada following a thorough assessment of our services and evaluation against national standards, and we were one of Charity Intelligence’s Top 100 charities in 2021. Please review our Strategic Framework (2019-24) and Annual Report (2021-22) for more information.