Medical Advisor - Physician

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Medical Advisor - Physician

Reference: 038213

Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Various Locations, 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 primarily play a medico-legal role sharing your opinions and recommendations about workers' medical conditions, causes, and treatments. You'll apply academic and clinical knowledge and experience to help injured workers recover and return to work.


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 currently 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.


This role includes opportunities to work from home along with scheduled days in your assigned 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, or Courtenay.


We offer a flexible Monday to Friday work week with a full- or part-time schedule (a minimum of two and half days per week).


  • Evaluate medical impairments and disabilities through review of electronic records and share your opinions about cause, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis by way of written opinions or discussion in team meetings
  • Provide evidence-based medical recommendations to adjudicating officers making claim entitlement decisions
  • Collaborate with community physicians to ensure workers' rehabilitations and medical-management needs are being met
  • Work in a case-management team environment with both medical and non-medical colleagues, providing opinions and recommendations


We're looking for people 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
  • Learn more: Meet Claire, a Medical Advisor at WorkSafeBC, to learn how Medical Advisors work with our case management teams and community physicians to make a difference to people in B.C. Read also about how WorkSafeBC's Partners in Care Program fosters collaboration between Medical Advisors and external care providers to support injured workers in their safe and timely return to work.


Your background and experience:

  • Eligible for full licensure by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia
  • A minimum of five years of experience in clinical practice including family medicine, sports medicine, or emergency medicine and an an interest in rehabilitation, mental health, or occupational medicine
  • An interest in occupational health and safety and disability management concepts, including return-to-work planning
  • Willing to work in a team-based environment
  • Excellent communication skills


Important to know

Before we can finalize any offer of employment, you must:

  • Successfully meet the legal requirements under the Criminal Records Review Act to work with children and/or vulnerable adults
  • Confirm you're legally entitled to work in Canada and eligible for full licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.


WorkSafeBC's COVID-19 Employee Mandatory Vaccine Policy (the "Policy") is suspended effective January 9, 2023, however we reserve the right to re-implement it in response to changes in the public health landscape, including public health orders. We are committed to the protection, health, and safety of our employees and our Communicable Disease Prevention Program and related protocols remain in effect.


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:

  • CME and other development opportunities (tuition reimbursement, leadership development, etc.)
  • Reimbursement of professional dues, as per Clause 2.03(d) of the Salaried Physician's Agreement
  • Defined benefit pension plan that provides you with a lifetime monthly pension when you retire
  • 4 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

Learn more: Find out what we offer.



  • Includes 1.03% cost of living increase, effective April 1, 2024:
  • Medical Advisor I - $102.05 hourly / $199,008.19 annually
  • Medical Advisor II - $106.57 hourly / $207,830.57 annually
  • Medical Specialist - $113.08 hourly / $220,507.92 annually


For more information on Medical Advisor categories, please refer to Clause 5.02 of the Salaried Physician's Agreement


Want to apply?

Applications are welcomed immediately


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


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