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Full-time / part-time
At WorkSafeBC, we're dedicated to playing a strong leadership role in workplace injury and disease prevention in B.C. As a medical advisor (physician) with WorkSafeBC, you’ll make a difference in the lives of working people all over British Columbia. You’ll partner with adjudicative staff and community physicians to help people who were injured at work return to work safely and regain quality of life.
We have medical advisors in 13 offices across British Columbia: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Prince George, Terrace, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay. In your resume or cover letter, please indicate which location(s) you’re interested in. Our medical advisor opportunities can be full-time or part -time.
What you'll do
As a medical advisor, you'll contribute in two roles:
You’ll provide opinions and recommendations to our decision-making officers on issues of medical impairment and disability, cause/etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. (Note: Medical advisors provide opinions only; they do not make claim entitlement decisions.)
You’ll examine injured workers and collaborate with community physicians to ensure those workers are getting timely, evidence-based medical care, and that both their disability -and medical- management needs are being met.
Is this a good fit for you?
We’re looking for resourceful, knowledgeable professionals interested in applying their academic and clinical knowledge and experience to find effective, personalized, and supportive solutions that help injured workers recover and return to work safely. In addition, we’re looking for physicians interested in performing impairment rating examinations on injured workers with permanent disabilities in our Richmond office. Prior training or experience in impairment-rating assessment is desirable but not necessary, as training will be provided. We’re also looking for primary care physicians with expertise in mental health to work as part of our Mental Health Claims Unit team in the Richmond office.
Your experience and educational background:
Eligible for full licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.
A minimum of five years of experience in family practice and an interest in sports, rehabilitation, mental health, or occupational medicine
Knowledge of occupational health and safety and disability management concepts, including return-to-work planning
Willing to work in a team-based environment
Excellent communication skills
If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email HR Testing Accommodation (SM) at the time you submit your application.
Who are we?
At WorkSafeBC, we’re dedicated to promoting safe and healthy workplaces across British Columbia. We partner with workers and employers to save lives and prevent injury, disease, and disability. When work-related injuries and diseases occur, we provide compensation, and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We also work diligently to sustain our workers compensation system for today and future generations. We’re honoured to serve the 2.4 million workers and 245,000 registered employers in our province.
We recognize that our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences, and which reflects the diversity of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive work culture where everyone can contribute as their best, authentic self. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.
What’s it like to work at WorkSafeBC?
It’s challenging, stimulating and hugely rewarding. Our positions offer tremendous diversity and excellent opportunities for professional growth. Every day, the work we do impacts people and changes lives. What we do is important and so are the people we do it for. If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Celina Dunn, manager of Medical Services, at (604)232-5825 or Dr. Craig Martin, manager of Clinical Services, at (604)232-5848.
When you join WorkSafeBC, you’ll be part of a strong, committed team. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package will include vacation, optional leave arrangements, health care and dental benefits, continuing medical education, payment of CPSBC annual registration, other medical memberships, and contributions toward a defined benefit retirement pension. As a member of our team, you’ll have access to services and benefits that can help you get the most out of work – and life. Learn more about what we offer.
WorkSafeBC is an inclusive and accessible employer committed to employment equity objectives and invites applications from all qualified individuals. Only those under consideration will be contacted. If you're unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest.
This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
Thank you, in advance, for applying.