Doctors of BC

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Specialist Services Committee Liaison

Feb 25, 2019
The Interior, British Columbia

For further information on this role visit our Careers Page or follow this link to apply directly.


THE TEAM: Economics & Policy Analysis

The Specialist Services Committee (SSC), formed in 2006, is constituted under the Physician Master Agreement and is a partnership among Doctors of BC (formerly the BC Medical Association) and Government of British Columbia and BC’s Health Authorities.

The SSC’s primary focus is to collaborate with Specialist Physicians and partners to improve access to needed, evidenced-based, quality services to meet patients’ medical needs for optimum health outcomes.

THE JOB: Specialist Services Committee Liaison

The Specialist Services Committee Liaison will be responsible for providing leadership and support for specific SSC initiatives that align with the SSC’s Quality and Innovation Strategy. The Liaison will work collaboratively to build relationships and foster collective decision making with key partners and stakeholders including the Joint Collaborative Committees, health authorities, physicians, other care providers, and patients. Reporting to the SSC Director, this position will support the SSC and its working groups by developing strategies and plans, as well as implementing and measuring the impact of projects and initiatives. The Liaison will work with all Joint Collaborative Committees to provide end to end project leadership on initiatives, which contribute to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim outcomes (i.e., population health, patient and provider experience and satisfaction, and, cost per capita). 



Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Working with the SSC Director to design, lead and execute the SSC’s strategy and other initiatives through effective collaboration with working group members, JCC staff, parent organizations, health authorities, consultants, physicians, adjacent committees, and patients.
  • Monitor and facilitate of the development all initiatives utilizing collaborative engagement principles, relationship-building and quality improvement expertise.
  • Provide staff leadership and support to SSC committee and working groups, including agenda development, facilitation and action of items.  
  • Identify and implement methods to continually increase change management efficiencies to meet budget goals.
  • Facilitate and provide guidance to SSC funded physician-led projects

Project Management

  • Monitor, track and evaluate the progress of all initiatives and provide status reports to the SSC Director, SSC Committee and Working Groups.
  • Promote continuous improvement, professional development and accountability.
  • Administer activities including tracking and monitoring project progress and budgets
  • Provide regular budget status updates, quality improvement measure accountabilities (IHI methodology), dissemination of learning and progress reports, to the SSC Director for review.

Engagement and Coordination

  • Provide constructive guidance, research support and leadership to staff, committee members, JCC staff, Doctors of BC, Ministry of Health, health authorities, physicians and other partners and stakeholders.



  • A bachelor or master’s degree in a health or business discipline with 5-10 years of related work experience or, an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Public engagement training, project management and change management training and experience is preferred.
  • Health care quality improvement experience would be an asset.
  • Detailed knowledge of the BC health care system, issues and trends. Familiarity with principles of health delivery re-design, including the IHI Triple Aim is preferred. Experience working with specialist physicians and related issues.
  • Proven leadership, results-based management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse groups with differing interests and motivations, as well as experience in government and health authority relations.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, as well as strong written skills including proven ability to develop clear, concise and comprehensive reports and other documents.
  • Experience leading complex and adaptive change, including implementing and coordinating provincial initiatives
  • Strong diplomacy, collaboration skills, and conflict management capabilities.
  • Experience with budgetary responsibilities including budget development and monitoring.
  • Excellent computer skills required including word processing, spreadsheets, and project management software.
  • Travel within BC may be required in the role, up to once per month, or as needed.


For further information on this role visit our Careers Page or follow this link to apply directly.


Doctors of BC thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Doctors of BC celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to sustaining an inclusive and diverse community. We do not discriminate against any applicant regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political beliefs and affiliations, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction.

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