Physician Compensation Director (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career with Interior Health in beautiful British Columbia. We are seeking a proactive, collaborative and knowledgeable leader to join our Medical Affairs team and lead Physician Compensation within Interior Health.

Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play.

Vision, Mission & Values and Strategic Priorities

As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually.

This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.

For more information and to discuss this exciting opportunity further, please contact Lindsay Kikuchi, Executive Recruiter at

About the Role

The Director, Physician Compensation is responsible for providing leadership and subject area expertise to ensure the legal execution and payment of all clinical and administrative contracts with physicians, as well as appropriate application and compliance of all payments with provincial and IH physician compensation policies. The Director resolves contract issues and concerns with diverse stakeholders including physicians, provincial senior staff and content area professionals, Executive Medical Directors and other physician leaders, and Acute and Community Area Directors utilizing effective internal and external stakeholder engagement strategies, change management processes and principles, accounting practices, evaluation models, and collaboration skills in order to effectively influence day-to-day operational practices and resource allocation.

In a co-management matrix relationship with other IH portfolio Directors, the Director is responsible for physician clinical service and administrative contract legal execution, contract performance monitoring, and evaluation of negotiated contracts to ensure alignment to Interior Health (IH) and Ministry of Health (MOH) strategic goals and priorities and effectiveness of scarce resource allocation. The Director provides physician compensation expertise to resolve physician service delivery issues and physician compensation issues within a sustainable and cost-effective service and compensation model that ensures contract language and financial controls are in place and monitored/evaluated.

How you will make an Impact

Some key responsibilities include:

1. Provides leadership to the Physician Compensation team by overseeing the physician compensation payment process. Provides physician compensation financial and funding expertise for the financial stewardship and accountability of IH’s overall physician compensation budget, annual contract funding plan with MOH, and the establishment and maintenance of appropriate financial controls throughout the payment process to minimize the organization’s financial risk.

2. Acts as an advisor to the Corporate Director in developing and implementing the physician compensation strategies that enable the implementation of clinical service delivery plans and strategies. This includes assisting the Corporate Director with strategic and tactical matters as they relate to physician compensation budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, and maximizing external funding and cost recovery opportunities.

3. Develops new policies for IH physician compensation in areas where inequities have been identified across IH or British Columbia.

4. Leads the development and implementation of evidence-based practice standards for physician compensation contracts IH-wide. Monitors key performance indicators and leads management/ physician teams to identify high and low performing areas and gaps in cost effectiveness.

5. Seeks approval from MOH and HEABC Physician Services for locum contracts and existing contract renewals as required per MOH’s Contract Authority Responsibilities and Process. Responsible to advocate with these external organizations on behalf of IH for contract details to support the coverage and sustainability of necessary physician services in IH.

6. Serves as the Data Steward for data and information related to physician compensation for the Health Authority and responds to MOH and individual physician concerns as appropriate on behalf of the organization. Coordinates information gathering from both a site and provincial level to be able to formulate responses within a timely manner. Provides a forum for improved communication between all physicians who work within IH’s region and MOH administration regarding physician compensation concerns and strategies.

7. Leads, implements, and monitors standardized physician compensation contracts that provide access and flow of physician services across the full continuum of care spanning departments, facilities, the MOH, and back. The focus is on continuously improving, standardizing, eliminating waste, and adding value from scarce resources.

8. Serves as the IH contact and link for MoH personnel for items related to physician compensation services and for dispute resolutions with the Health Employer Associations of BC (HEABC) Physician Services and Doctors of BC legal counsels and as an advocate for IH physicians as they relate to compensation models and strategies for compensation changes within the provincially negotiated physician contracts.

9. Responds to Communications and Public Affairs portfolio requests for information and data to support current and potential media inquiries in a timely and efficient manner. Ensures appropriate interpretation of the information and assists with writing responses and media releases as required.

10. Develops, manages, and monitors IH physician compensation including contract amendments, approvals, billing and payment transaction processes, changes, and renewals ensuring continuous quality improvement reviews of the cost effectiveness of various physician compensation models used in IH and the value of investment in physician service contracts. This includes appropriate budget and expenditure plans.

11. Develops and monitors an annual budget, plans and adjusts operations deliverables to meet projections and annual targets, approves expenditures, and prepares summaries for fiscal reporting.

12. Recruits, hires, implements performance management, disciplines, and terminates (if needed) staff as is required to meet portfolio and organization objectives. Leads the development of educational plans, in-service training, and mentorship to support individual employee professional development and provides talent management and succession planning for the Physician Compensation department.

13. Represents IH on provincial committees and working groups as required.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience

• A Master’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration.
• A CPA accounting designation.
• A minimum of 7 to 10 years of leadership experience in business, planning, and contract management, preferably in a healthcare environment.

LEADS Capabilities

Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting.
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture.
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities

• Exceptional relationship-building skills and innovative communication and consensus-building skills with varied groups to solve complex issues and to present information in a clear and concise manner.
• Precision and great attention to detail in spite of short timelines and rapidly changing priorities.
• Knowledge of physician compensation payment model options, available provincial funding sources and competitive process, and PMA contract language.
• Strong knowledge of financial and business planning processes.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and supervise staff and stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects.
• Demonstrated ability to work within a Matrix management structure.
• Ability to define own continuing education needs and maintain competency through reading literature, management workshops, seminars, and available educational offerings.
• Flexibility with respect to how, where, and when work is performed. The position entails unpredictable work hours.
• A BC Driver’s license.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


The salary for this position is a Range 10 and follows the HEABC provincial compensation plan for excluded positions.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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