Vancouver Coastal Health

Medical Director, Long term Care - Elder Care Lead

Job ID 2023-93255
City Richmond
Work Location
Rich Community Hlth Services
Work Area
Richmond Community of Care - Minoru, Rosewood Manor, Pinegrove Place, Richmond Lions Manor, Hamilton Village, Fraserview Lodge
Supplementary Job Title
Physicians & Medical Staff - Medical Director
Labour Agreement
Medical Staff
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Job Category

Job Summary

Job Title:

Medical Director, Long Term Care – Elder Care Lead

Work Site:

Richmond Community of Care


Part Time – Permanent

Start Date:

To be mutually agreed upon

Compensation Type:

Administrative Contract



Come work as a Medical Director, Long Term Care – Elder Care Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


The Medical Director, Long term Care - Elder Care Lead, (the “Medical Director”) in partnership with designated senior operational leaders and the associate Medical Director, Long term Care - Elder Care Lead is responsible for the development and delivery of programs/services for the long term care population provided within the Richmond Community of Care (“CoC”).


The Medical Director is responsible for partnering with the whole continuum of care and working across portfolios with other medical leadership (including but not limited to Geriatric mental health) to ensure the coordination of services for the long term care population.


The Services will be provided at various sites within the Richmond CoC. It is expected that, on average, the time required to perform the Services will be approximately six and a half (6.5) hours per week.



As a Medical Director, Long Term Care – Elder Care Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

  • Work closely with Regional Leadership within Long Term Care on strategy, manpower and quality.
  • Work together with the Division of Family Practice and LTC Initiative Lead.
  • Provide medical leadership and strategic direction to ensure high quality and effective delivery of medical services, which support the integrated care needs of the long-term care population.
  • Oversee operations related to the diagnosis, care and treatment of long term as well as the flow across the whole continuum of care.
  • In partnership with the Long Term Care Operational Leadership Team and other stakeholders including the Medical Advisory Committee and the Division of Family Practice, contribute to the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies for long-term care within the CoC.
  • Actively participate in Long Term Care Initiatives (RCI) committees.
  • Responsible for human resource management of the medical staff within the programs/service area, including maintenance of medical and ethical standards of practice and medical workforce planning.
  • Lead or participate in local/regional/provincial working groups/committees to plan new initiatives and provide guidance in the identification of emerging issues and opportunities and influence the development of long-term directions, priorities and strategic options to address issues within the portfolio.
  • Work with the medical leaders in the contracted sites to support them in their role including distribution and monitoring the utilization of resources available.
  • Include contracted site medical leaders in any educational opportunities.
  • Provide mentorship and overall leadership to the Associate Medical Director.



Education, Licensing, & Experience:

  • Current College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC) License - Full
  • Canadian College of Family Practitioners (CCFP)
  • Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)


Closing Statement


Interested in applying? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team, Ben Murphy, Talent Acquisition Advisor:, or click “Apply Now.”


Please note that a resume is required to apply for this position.


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees and medical staff working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



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.


  • 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


Diversity, equity, 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.



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