Vancouver Coastal Health

Director, Medical Affairs, Vancouver Acute

Job ID 2023-114874
City Vancouver
Work Location
VGH 12th & Oak
Work Area
Home Worksite
00 - Excluded - VCHA
Labour Agreement
905 - Mgt/Excluded-VCHA (37.5 Hr)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Leaders & Corporate Support
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $59.59/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $85.65/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday


The salary range for this position is CAD $59.59/Hr. - CAD $85.65/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Director, Medical Affairs, Vancouver Acute with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Director, Medical Affairs, Vancouver Acute (VA) to join the team.

Reporting to the co-Senior Medical Directors, the Director, Medical Affairs works in collaboration with the VA Senior Leadership Team and Vancouver Acute Medical Leadership including Department Heads, Division Heads, Program Medical Directors and Local Medical Director.

The Director is responsible for ensuring the VA Department of Medical Affairs’ goals and objectives are achieved by leading, developing, implementing and evaluating strategic and operational plans consistent with the Vision and Values of the organization, including VCH’s commitments to our pillars of Indigenous Cultural Safety, Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Planetary Health, and where relevant, the VCH Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules.

The Director represents the CoC at relevant leadership and regional tables, as applicable, as well as with colleagues and leaders from the other CoC’s. They work closely with the Co-SMDs to ensure that there is a medical affairs leadership presence and participation where needed and valuable.

The Director is a team player and leader, able to build and maintain strong, trusted relationships, while achieving results in concert with medical staff, medical leaders, and others. The Director works with colleagues and co-workers, communicates, and collaborates regularly with peer leaders across VCH and in other CoCs to ensure efficient and effective delivery of medical services.

The Director, Medical Affairs inspires and fosters relationships with internal and external stakeholders in all matters related to the delivery of the medical services offered throughout Vancouver Acute. They are pivotal to supporting Department and Division leads in the hiring, onboarding and ongoing administrative needs of medical staff, working in close partnership with the corporate People Team. The Director also plays a key role in supporting the complaints processes and practice concerns that arise across Vancouver Acute.

The Director inspires, leads and enables the VA Medical Affairs administrative team to ensure that the strategic objectives, ongoing operational requirements, and emergent priorities of the department are met. As needed, they are a critical go to and liaison between stakeholders and the Co-SMDs and support the prioritization and triaging of requests and issues management.

Apply today to join our team!



As a Director, Medical Affairs, Vancouver Acute with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work alongside the Senior Medical Directors to establish goals, priorities and strategies for Medical Affairs at the designated Community of Care (CoC), aligned with the direction of Medical and Academic Affairs department and consistent with the vision, values and strategic priorities of VCH.
  • Provide leadership for recruitment processes across the CoC for medical staff and medical leadership, ensuring consistency with established VCH processes. 
  • Provide leadership regarding Medical Staff structures and oversees prescribed structures such as Medical Advisory Committees, and processes such as Credentialing & Privileging, physician leadership engagement and compensation, contract administration, medical staff evaluation and discipline, etc.
  • Partner with identified leaders such as Medical Directors, Department Heads, Vice Presidents, Physician Leads, Leaders of Support and Corporate Services (where applicable), other Program Leaders, partners from other Health Authorities, UBC Medical School, regional counterparts to ensure integration of Departmental components within  CoC, as well as delivery of a continuum of integrated medical care and leadership within the CoC. 
  • Lead, guide, inform and work with physician leaders in their negotiations with physician leaders regarding recruitment, compensation, support, contract and performance issues. 
  • Develop, recommend, and implement, in collaboration the Senior Medical Director, Department/Division Heads, and Local Medical Directors, strategies for recruitment and retention of medical staff that support the goals and objectives of the various CoC Departments, particularly in support of Medical Staff Leadership roles.
  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop the operating and capital budget plan and to allocate resources for the Medical Departments.  Monitors utilization and productivity indicators, budgetary variances, and determines corrective strategies as required. Justifies new initiatives/services and any budget increases for new or existing services. 


Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline such as Health Care Administration or Business Administration.
  • Minimum of ten (10) year’s recent related progressive experience in a senior administrative position within health care administration or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Knowledge & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated experience working with medical staff, in particular physicians, or within a clinical context.
  • Demonstrated business & political acumen, to lead complex organizational change issues.
  • Proven presentation skills within a senior management environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and partner with internal and external stakeholders and to foster a motivating, respectful and collaborative team environment and approach to decision-making where individual competencies can thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to, manage and lead ongoing change.
  • Demonstrated skills in budgetary management and information analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, engage in creative problem-solving and manage complex projects to meet established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability and in-depth knowledge and understanding of systems thinking, utilization management and medical governance.
  • Proficiency in the use of office software applications as effective tools in the role.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Posting Close Date: Friday March 15th, 2024


Work Location:  Vancouver, BC (this position requires an on-site presence)


Interviews: will take place on April 3rd and April 4th

Closing Statement

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Harleen Dastur-Randhawa, Advisor Executive Talent Acquisition at




VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.


  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff


Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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