Medical Advisor - Physician

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Medical Advisor - Physician

Reference: 036120

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Number of Positions: 7

Location: 6951 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC


Are you a physician interested in playing a leadership role to prevent workplace injury and disease in British Columbia? We have an exciting opportunity for a Medical Advisor to join our strong team in the Medical Services department.


You'll partner with adjudicative staff, occupational safety and hygiene officers, and community physicians to help injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. You'll play both a medico-legal role, sharing your opinions and recommendations about workers' medical conditions, causes, and treatments. You'll also apply your clinical expertise in examining injured workers and providing evidence-based medical care.


You'll make a difference in the lives of working people across the province through your responsive, accountable, collaborative, forward-thinking, fair, and respectful character.


How you'll make a difference: You'll help people injured at work recover, return to work safely, and regain quality of life.


Where you'll work

At WorkSafeBC, we offer a hybrid work model that combines the convenience of working remotely with the dynamism of working in one of our offices, based on the operation needs of the position.


In this role, you'll work primarily from your B.C. home and occasionally in an area office. Let us know in your cover letter which of the following locations you'd like to designate as your local office: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nelson, Prince George, Terrace, Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay.


We offer a flexible Monday to Friday work week with a full- or part-time schedule.


  • Evaluate medical impairments and disabilities, and share your opinions about cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis
  • Provide evidence-based medical recommendations to adjudicating officers making claim entitlement decisions
  • Examine injured workers and provide them with timely medical care
  • Collaborate with community physicians to ensure workers' disability- and medical-management needs are being met


We're looking for someone who can:

  • Apply academic and clinical knowledge and experience to find effective, personalized, and supportive solutions that help injured workers recover and return to work safely
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with both medical and non-medical colleagues
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills


Your background and experience:

  • Eligible for full licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • 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


Who we are

At WorkSafeBC, we promote 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 or diseases occur, we provide compensation and support injured workers in their recovery, rehabilitation, and safe return to work. We're honoured to serve the 2.49 million workers and 263,000 registered employers in our province.


What's it like to work at WorkSafeBC?

It's challenging, stimulating, and rewarding. Our positions offer diversity and 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.


Our ability to make a difference relies on building a team with a rich variety of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences that 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.


Learn more: Discover who we are.


Our benefits

As a member of our team, you'll have access to services and benefits that help you get the most out of work — and life. Along with a competitive salary, your total compensation package includes:

  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • Four weeks of vacation in your first year, with regular increases based on years of service
  • Extensive health care and dental benefits
  • Optional leave and earned-time-off arrangements
  • Development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, and more)

Learn more: Find out what we offer.


To apply

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you require an accommodation in the assessment process, please email Recruitment Testing Accommodation (SM) when you submit your application.


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