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Davies Park Executive Search

Deputy Registrar - Monitoring & Drug Programs

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver


Company Information

The Organization: College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Founded in 1886, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia regulates the practice of medicine throughout the province, under the authority of provincial law. With a legislated duty to protect and serve the public interest first and foremost, the primary function of the College is to ensure the protection and safety of patients by establishing the competency and qualifications of practicing physicians, ensuring that every physician in the province practices according to professional standards. In addition, the College administers processes for responding to complaints from patients, establishes and administers registration for all those practicing medicine throughout British Columbia, and governs several quality assurance and accreditation programs for BC’s diagnostic, private medical and surgical facilities.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC has been recognized as one of BC’s top 50 employers since 2011, and one of Canada’s top employers since 2014. The College’s goal is to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees, offering an excellent working environment, opportunities for personal and professional growth, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job Description

The Opportunity: Deputy Registrar – Monitoring and Drug Programs

As a key member of Senior Staff, the Deputy Registrar will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of all aspects of the Monitoring & Drug Program(s). Reporting to the Registrar/CEO, the Deputy Registrar will oversee all matters in accordance with the Health Professions Act, College Bylaws, policies, and procedures. 

Overseeing a team of about ten, the Deputy Registrar will lead and manage the day-to-day activities of the Monitoring and Drug Programs (“The Programs”). The position will provide direction, support, training, and mentorship to staff, ensuring all policies and procedures are adhered to and that the College’s performance management system is carried out.  Conducting regular evaluations on The Programs initiatives and developing short and long-term plans to establish support structures and enable the achievement of goals and KPI’s, the successful incumbent will outline and oversee the implementation of strategic plans and work with various departments to assess the management, operations, and structure of The Programs to ensure effectiveness and delivery.

The Deputy Registrar will have responsibility for the Prescription Review Program, including the potential expansion to a provincial Prescription Monitoring Program that will consist of a detailed analysis of PharmaNet data to identify practitioners whose prescribing may be unsafe. The Deputy Registrar will oversee data review, trends analysis and interpretation, provision of remedial programs, and will be responsible for evaluating out-comes of remediation activities.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • 10 to 15 years of relevant clinical medical experience, preferably family practice, psychiatrist, occupational health, and/or addictions specialist, as well as senior administrative experience in a complex health related field (e.g. regulator, health authority, association);
  • Ability to handle a heavy, complex, and diverse caseload in a fast-paced environment with competing demands;
  • Proven ability to mentor, motivate, and develop staff;
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Capability to multi-task within own area of responsibility and in support of other departments as required;
  • Ability to use initiative and take appropriate action when unforeseen circumstances arise;
  • Advanced use of technology, including word processing, telecommunications, and database software; and
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills.

The complete opportunity profile can be viewed at:

Contact Information

Davies Park Executive SearchLeo McPeak or Greg Longstervancouver@daviespark.com604-688-822
Posting Date: 14-Mar-2017Family Medicine/General Practice Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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