Medical Education Leads, Primary Care – BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Correctional Health Services

Provincial Health Services Authority

Medical Education Leads, Primary Care

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Correctional Health Services

Regular Part-time

General Information

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. People who are incarcerated are often in poorer health than the general population, and are more likely to live with chronic illness. CHS is part of the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) program under the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). Treating adult clients across the province within the correctional centres, CHS provides health care services including medical and nursing care, primary care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services, opioid antagonist treatments and care, dentistry, and post-discharge supports. We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen.

Accountable to the Chief Medical Officer, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), and working closely with the program Medical Directors, the Medical Education Leads are responsible for leading BCMHSUS’ in maintaining and developing profile of medical education, Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD) initiatives and CME Working Group.

The Leads oversee the development and execution of all BCMHSUS education activities to meet the learning needs of Psychiatrists, Forensic Psychiatrists, Family Physicians, Trainees and other physician care providers. In addition, Leads ensure the ongoing improvement of BCMHSUS’ medically accredited programs. The incumbents will work both independently and as members of a team to balance priorities and workflow, exercising leadership, initiative, flexibility, judgment and problem-solving skills. The Medical Education Leads make decisions that have broad implications and complexity, ensuring appropriate stakeholder engagements are made both internally and externally.

  • Experience and skills in clinical engagement and medical education.
  • Academic material development and coordination
  • Trainer and trainee engagement
  • Ensuring systems are in place for trainee induction, quality control of training and delivery of formal education.
  • Providing trauma informed acute or community care to patients presenting with a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse disorders

Successful candidates must be Medical Doctors with current registration or be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC. Certification with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. 

The successful candidate will also be committed to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).

As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).


Applications, accompanied by a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, and the name, title, rank and contact information of four references, should be directed to:

Kevin P.W. Wang

Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician Recruitment

Email: [email protected]

About Provincial Health Services Authority 

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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