The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) is the regulatory body for physicians in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary purpose is to ensure the highest standards of medical practice and patient care. The College sets and enforces standards for physician education, conduct, and ethics, and it also handles complaints and investigations into physician behavior.

The CPSBC was established in 1912, and it has since been responsible for maintaining public confidence in the medical profession. This is achieved through the College's rigorous registration and examination process for new physicians, as well as its continuous monitoring of physician practice through regular audits and assessments. In addition, the College provides a wide range of resources and support to help physicians maintain and improve their skills and knowledge.

The College operates under the authority of the Health Professions Act of British Columbia and is governed by a Board made up of elected physician members and members appointed by the provincial government. The Board is responsible for making decisions on behalf of the College and ensuring that it meets its legal obligations and responsibilities. In addition to its regulatory functions, the CPSBC is also committed to promoting collaboration and communication between physicians, health organizations, and the public.

One of the key ways the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC fulfills its role is by maintaining a public register of all registered physicians in the province. This register contains information about each physician's education, training, and professional standing, and it is updated regularly to ensure that it reflects the current status of each physician. This information is available to the public and is an important tool for patients and other healthcare providers to use in making informed decisions about their medical care.

To learn more, please visit the College’s website.

The College’s Vision, Mandate, and Values

Our Mission:
Serving the public by regulating physicians and surgeons.

Our Mandate:  
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC regulates the practice of medicine under the authority of provincial law. All physicians who practice medicine in the province must be registrants of the College.

The College’s overriding interest is the protection and safety of patients. The role of the College is to ensure physicians meet expected standards of practice and conduct.

Regulation of the medical profession is based on the foundation that the College must act first and foremost in the interest of the public. The primary function of the College is to ensure that physicians are qualified, competent and fit to practice medicine. The College administers processes for responding to complaints from patients and for taking action if a physician is practicing in a manner that is incompetent, unethical or illegal. The College also administers a number of quality assurance activities to ensure physicians remain competent throughout their professional lives.

Our Values:

Regulatory processes and policies are clear, accessible and applied consistently.

Information about the mandate and work of the College is readily available and easy to understand.

Relevant information about registrants and accredited facilities is accessible to the public.

Public is involved in regulatory proceedings and policy development.

Regulatory decisions are evidence-based and rationale is clearly explained and defensible.

Board and committee membership is diverse, reflective of the public, and inclusive of a broad range of opinion, perspective, qualification and experience.

Regulatory processes and decisions are unprejudiced and free of bias.

Board and committee members identify and address perceived or real conflict of interest in advance of proceedings.

All points of view are heard and considered.

Regulatory processes and proceedings are conducted according to established rules of order and the law.

All individuals are treated equally with dignity, courtesy and respect, and without discrimination.


Reporting to the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC), the Registrar/CEO provides overall leadership and direction to the College in meeting its regulatory mandate in the public interest as set out by the Health Professions Act (HPA), the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA), other relevant legislation, College bylaws and through policy and strategic decisions made by the Board.

The Registrar/CEO is responsible for ensuring effective financial, program, and administrative management of all aspects of the College’s operations.

The Registrar/CEO provides effective leadership and direction for the College by working closely with the President, Board of Directors and senior management team (SMT) to ensure the College achieves its goals and strategic objectives.

• To lead and direct the College in the successful achievement of its mission, values, and strategic objectives,
• To work closely with the President and Board, offering advice and support in contributing to and implementing the College’s multi-year strategic plan and corresponding annual business plans,
• To ensure the President/Board receive advice, recommendations, and information in an effective, thorough and timely manner,
• To develop/enhance communication and relationships with external stakeholders, e.g. Ministry of Health, other BC health regulators, BC health authorities, Doctors of BC, other provincial medical regulatory authorities (MRAs), FMRAC, to ensure they have full confidence in the work of the College.

Key Responsibilities

• Creates a culture of continuous improvement and acts as a role model to inspire all employees to promote the values of the College and ensure excellence in medical regulation in BC,
• Establish an effective working relationship with the President and meet with them regularly to review the work of the organization,
• Select excellent candidates for senior management positions and facilitate the development of this team through regular meetings, effective performance management and the development of operational plans and objectives,
• Delegate effectively to the SMT to help them achieve their stated goals,
• Establish and maintain credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective problem solver who brings solutions to regulatory and business challenges,
• Lead, coach, and develop the College’s senior management team and Board members,
• Work with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Finance and Audit Committee to develop an effective annual budget for the College,
• Work with the COO to oversee College operations to ensure quality, service-oriented, and cost-effective management of resources (human, technology, and capital),
• Provide overall staff leadership,
• Actively commit to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada,
• Actively promote a healthy workplace environment that reflects the values of the College and encourages employees to realize their maximum potential, fosters personal growth and promotes a sense of community, professionalism and autonomy.

Strategic Direction
• In collaboration with the Board and senior staff, develop a multi-year strategic plan to advance the College’s mission and objectives and to promote growth as an organization,
• Ensure that departmental business plans and key performance indicators (KPI’s) are in place to guide the College in the successful achievement of its goals,
• Ensure the development of effective policies and best practices in response to evolving medical regulation standards and/or government legislation,
• Develop appropriate systems to ensure that the College’s legal and regulatory commitments are met,
• Work with the COO to establish and maintain an effective risk management framework for the College,
• Work effectively with the SMT to interpret and implement the policy/strategic decisions of the Board,
• Regularly update/inform the organization on regulatory and other relevant issues,
• Ensure that the College’s policies and procedures are adhered to and work is carried out in accordance with the College’s goals, objectives, and corporate values.

Other Duties
• Represents the College on external committees including, but not limited to: other BC health regulators, the Ministry of Health, FMRAC,
• Enhances the College’s relationship with key external stakeholders,
• Presents a positive image of the College to all stakeholders and acts as the College’s official media spokesperson,
• Participates in provincial and national initiatives to advance the medical regulatory agenda in BC and Canada and in relevant international networks of regulatory bodies,
• Effectively participate in the College’s annual performance appraisal process for the Registrar/CEO through the Human Resources Committee (HRC),
• Official spokesperson for the College,
• Committed to ongoing professional development.


Skills & Qualifications
• Medical degree an asset,
• At least ten (10) years of senior executive experience in a similar organization, e.g. medical regulator, health authority, medical association, or equivalent combination of education and experience,
• Experience in legal matters, medico-legal matters, and administrative fairness,
• A strategic visionary with excellent analytic ability, good judgement and strong organizational skills,
• A well-organized and self-directed individual who is politically savvy and a team player,
• An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.

Leads Self
Leadership begins within. Leading a dynamic public service organization begins with an understanding of one’s own values, strengths and abilities, the demonstration of exemplary character, a commitment to self-responsibility and an active orientation towards learning.

The College Registrar/CEO must be:
• Self-aware of their own strengths and limitations
• Effectively manages self
• Actively seeks opportunities for personal learning, character building and growth
• Demonstrates excellent character
• Models honesty and integrity

Competencies and Personal Characteristics

Creativity and Innovation – Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas ; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/ processes

Effective Working Relationships – Treats colleagues, and stakeholders with respect; resolves conflicts in a timely manner, negotiates effectively, and provides effective feedback to colleagues/employees.

Communication – Clearly presents written and verbal information; writes with clarity and purpose; communicates effectively in both positive and negative circumstances; listens well.

People Development – Fosters learning and development of others through coaching, managing performance and mentoring; has a genuine desire to develop others and help them succeed; formally and informally recognizes deserving staff and colleagues.

Stakeholder Focused – Anticipates and attends to the needs of internal and external stakeholders of the organization; keeps stakeholder interests in the forefront.

Leadership – Achieves desired organizational results by encouraging and supporting the contribution of others; a proactive and positive team player who acts with a sense of urgency and leads by example; sets and communicates clear goals.

Accountable – Holds self and others accountable for responsibilities; focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes in a business focus.

Strategic – Develops a plan in support of organizational strategic direction. Demonstrates an understanding of the link between one’s job responsibilities and overall organizational goals.

Integrity and Honesty – Demonstrates a resolute commitment to and respect for the spirit behind the rules and core values of the organization, setting an example of professionalism and ethical propriety.

Influential and Collaborative – Has an open and consistent approach to working with others and possesses strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and develop/maintain partnerships, obtaining stakeholder agreement.

An excellent compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

To apply, please visit our website.

Julian Manchon or Greg Longster
#880—609 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5
Phone: (604) 688-8422