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BC Cancer

Vice President, Quality

Canada-British Columbia-Vancouver

Posted 29 Days Ago1558030

Company Information

BC Cancer is committed to reducing the incidence of cancer, reducing the mortality from cancer, and
improving the quality of life of those living with cancer. BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer
control program for the people of British Columbia in partnership with regional health authorities to
deliver a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis
and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation and palliative care. It operates six
regional cancer centres in Surrey, Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria, Abbotsford and Prince George, along
with two research centres that conduct research into the causes and cures for cancer.

BC Cancer is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and
evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that
reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Job Description

Vice President, Quality
Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
BC Cancer
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Vice President, Quality is a key member of the BC Cancer Leadership team, and oversees quality
related activities at BC Cancer. As a member of the Senior Executive team, the position also has
shared responsibility for overall leadership of the organization. This position is accountable for the
development, delivery and ongoing management of the overall quality-first vision for BC Cancer,
including accreditation, quality and performance, and risk management.


Leadership, Planning and Administration

• VP Quality is responsible for developing and implementing an organizational quality strategy
aligned with PHSA and the BC Cancer Strategic Plan;
• Ensure appropriate quality assurance, risk managements, and patient safety strategies are in place;
• Identifies and evaluates risks and internal controls in new initiatives and partnership opportunities;
• Ensures risk principles are extended into these major initiatives;
• Leads BC Cancer’s activities to improve clinical quality, safety and ongoing performance. Works
closely with the VP Regional Operations to implement performance and operational improvements
across the province, and in each region;
• Leads BC Cancer’s activities relating to Accreditation requirements. Works closely and collaborates
with PHSA corporate services;
• Chairs the BC Cancer Quality Council;
• Regularly reports to BC Cancer Executive on Quality and performance issues;
• Represents BC Cancer at the PHSA Board Quality and Access committee and at provincial, national
and international forums on Quality of Care.


Quality and Performance

• Accountable for clinical quality and safety across BC Cancer. Organizes and directs quality
improvement policies, procedures, projects and guidelines;
• Ensures the development and management of provincial, regional and program-based clinical
quality programs;
• Works with the VP Patient Experience and Interprofessional Practice to align with nursing and allied
health practices;
• Works with VP Medical Affairs on risk management and quality issues relating to medical staff;
• Works with Executive Director of Strategy and Capital Development around alignment of
implementation of QI initiatives and performance improvement projects with the BC Cancer Plan;
• Accountable for the development of the definitions of clinical quality, safety and performance
metrics both internally and externally.


Policies and Standards

• Assesses BC Cancer policy from a quality, risk and safety perspective and establishes management,
administrative and reporting procedures for use by operational managers to ensure adherence to
PHSA and BC Cancer policy;
• Creates a culture of informed risk-taking and heightened awareness of risk management policies
and structures and use of advanced practices, through educational programs, training and
communication processes, and mentoring directed at management.



• Maintains academic credentials suitable to the position and its responsibilities;
• Ensures a constructive and positive working relationship with the relevant leaders at the University
of British Columbia (UBC) and/or other affiliated universities;
• In alignment with VP Research and VP Population Oncology, supports the integration of research
activities in Quality improvement related projects.



• Medical Doctor with current (or eligibility) registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons
of BC. Experience in an oncology environment is preferred;
• A level of education, training or experience relating to some aspect of Quality is beneficial;
• Eligibility for/ or current appointment to, the staff of BC Cancer;
• Strong management abilities with experience in managing people and multidisciplinary projects;
• Demonstrated hands-on approach and success in working in a team-based environment. Excellent
people skills. Ability to motivate, cooperate with and work effectively with others;
• Proven ability to influence, negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations;
• Ability to set and manage competing priorities through effective management and delegation skills;
• Ability to develop and analyze potential scenarios, and identify gaps with current systems;
• Action-oriented and able to deliver on projects in a timely fashion.


Please address any inquiries or expressions of interest directly to:

Malcolm Moore, President, BC Cancer at 


We will be reviewing applications upon receipt.

Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018.

However, The position will remain open for
application until filled.

For more information on all that PHSA has to offer, please visit

For more information about BC Cancer, please visit

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications
from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of
visible minorities.

Contact Information

BC Cancer
Malcolm Moore
President, BC Cancer

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