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June 16, 2020

Are you a Doctors of BC member in good-standing who wants to get involved in the association at a meaningful level? With over 60 member-run committees advocating on behalf of physicians and BC citizens alike, we deal with a diverse range of issues, including policy development, physician health and well-being, continuing medical education (CME), financial management of the Association, and the promotion of health in general.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE BELOW OPPORTUNITIES ARE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY AUGUST 6, 2020

All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please click on the committee link. After reviewing the opportunity, Terms of Reference and Strategic Plan, you may submit your Statement of Interest by completing the online webform.

1. Environmental Health Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) physician to be appointed as a member of the Environmental Health Committee and one (1) physician to be appointed as Chair to the Environmental Health Committee (EHC).
 
The Environmental Health Committee is a sub-committee of the Council on Health Promotion (COHP), the Chair appointment to the Environmental Health Committee also includes an automatic appointment to a member position on the COHP. If you are interested in the Chair Position, please indicate this within the narrative section of the online application.
 
Under the guidance and approval of the COHP, the Environmental Health Committee advises Doctors of BC on public health issues pertaining to human health and the environment. In addition, the Committee develops expertise within the medical profession on the impact of the environment on health.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

2. Reference Committee

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) Orthopedic Surgeon member to be appointed to the Reference Committee. 
 
The Reference Committee is an advisory committee of the Medical Services Commission (MSC). All appointments must be approved by the Commission before they are final.  The role of the committee is to review disagreements between Medical Services Plan (MSP) and physicians about specific services rendered under the MSC Payment Schedule. The committee makes recommendations to resolve these disputes. Membership is limited to representatives of the Doctors of BC.
 
The mandate of the Doctors of BC representatives is to provide objective advice and recommendations on the adjudication of billing and payment disputes between physicians and MSP. Members must be unbiased and be prepared to make recommendations based on the facts, documentation and payment schedule As the committee member’s roles require sensitive discretion, the committee membership is required to be anonymous.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

3. Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) member to be appointed to the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee. The Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee is a sub-committee of the Council on Health Promotion (COHP).
 
Under the guidance and approval of the Council on Health Promotion, the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee advises Doctors of BC on health promotion, disease prevention, advocacy, and quality of care issues pertaining to geriatrics and palliative medicine. In addition, the Committee develops expertise within the medical profession on seniors care, end-of-life care, and palliative care.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

4. Tariff Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) Specialist physician and one (1) GP physician to be appointed to the Tariff Committee. 
The Committee is authorized to study all matters concerning medical economics and report the same to Board of Directors. This includes:
  • Reviewing and recommending Fee Guide changes submitted by Sections,
  • Providing information, clarification and direction to Sections and members on MSP billing matters and policy, and
  • Maintaining protocols and policies related to the process to make Fee Guide changes.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

5. Allocation Support Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) GP physician to be appointed to the Allocation Support Committee.
 
The Allocation Support Committee (ASC) was established by the Doctors of BC Board to provide ongoing support to the allocation process. The ASC shall:
  • Meet as required to develop standard data sets for the allocation process. This will include information on intersectional and interprovincial compensation comparisons.
  • Provide the standard data sets to the sections as they are developed and will seek input from the sections regarding the information.
  • Calculate the allocation by section in Stage 1 of an allocation in accordance with the Two-Stage Fee Allocation Process.
  • During the mediation phase, the ASC will provide data support and allocation options to the Sectional Allocation Forum (SAF). When developing the allocation options, the ASC will consider the stated goals and objectives of the negotiations.
  • If the Stage 2 allocation proceeds to arbitration, the ASC will provide the arbitrator all data provided to sections and the SAF during the mediation phase, excluding the allocation options.
  • Review and provide advice and recommendations on methodologies used in the allocation process such as the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) model and use of the overhead study.
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

6. CPD Nucleus Committee

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for two (2) members to be appointed to the CPD Nucleus Committee.
 
The mandate of the CPD Nucleus Committee is to promote continuing medical education (CME) and continuing professional development (CPD) in conjunction with the CME coordinators throughout BC and other key stakeholders. The CPD Leaders Conference provides cutting edge, relevant CME/CPD/wellness information (e.g. innovative technologies and programs, teaching principles), train the trainer sessions and learning opportunities not easily available elsewhere.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

7. Council on Health Economics and Policy

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for three (3) members to be appointed to the Council on Health Economics and Policy.
 
Under the guidance and approval of the Doctors of BC Board of Directors, CHEP:
 
Directs the activities of Doctors of BC concerned with the assessment and formulation of policy options relating to the economics, organization, and management of the health care system.
Supports Doctors of BC in its communication with all levels of government to ensure that the voice of the profession is heard at the federal, provincial, and regional levels.
Develops and maintains stakeholder relations as appropriate or relevant to the assessment and formulation of policy options relating to the economics, organization, and management of the health care system.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

8. Joint Benefits Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) member to be appointed to the Joint Benefits Committee.
 
The Joint Benefits Committee (JBC) was established under the Benefits Subsidiary Agreement as of April 1, 2012. The Committee has three main objectives:
  1. Oversight of the Negotiated Benefit Plans:
    a. the Contributory Professional Retirement Savings Plan (CPRSP), 
    b. the Continuing Medical Education Fund (CME), 
    c. the Canadian Medical Protective Association Dues Rebate Program (CMPA), 
    d. the Parental Leave Program (PLP), and 
    e. the Physicians’ Disability Insurance (PDI).
  2. Allocation of any surplus of the above Benefit Plans. 
  3. Review of the Benefit Plans.
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

9. Rural Issues Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) member to sit on the Rural Issue Committee (RIC). The applicant must have a strong understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of rural and remote members and patients and who has demonstrated commitment to the improvement of rural health care in BC.
 
The RIC is a standing committee of the Doctors of BC Board that advises on issues affecting rural medicine and the working conditions of those physicians practising in rural areas of BC. 
 
The RIC, through the Doctors of BC Board, is responsible for providing direction for rural negotiations with government and shall provide advice and guidance to the Doctors of BC representatives to the Joint Standing Committee (JSC) on Rural Issues, the Doctors of BC Society of General Practitioners; and to work closely with the Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc), and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC), BC Division.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC and must live and practice in a BC rural area.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

10. Insurance Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) physician to be appointed as a member of the Insurance Committee and one (1) physician to be appointed as Chair to the Insurance Committee. If you are interested in the Chair Position, please indicate this within the narrative section of the online application.
 
The Insurance Committee shall:
  • Set policy regarding all matters related to Doctors of BC member insurance programs.
  • Review and accept or reject proposals made by Doctors of BC employees regarding the insurance programs.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the HBTF Board of Trustees regarding benefits provided under the Health Benefits Trust Fund plans.
  • Working in cooperation with the Benefits Advisory Committee (BAC), review matters related to the operation of the Physicians’ Disability Insurance plan; recommend plan changes to the BAC for presentation to the Joint Benefits Committee.
  • Recommend changes in policy and programs, and new programs, to the Board.
  • Review requests by members to intervene with insurers and advocate on members’ behalves when the Committee deems the insurer’s actions to be inappropriate.
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

11. Patterns of Practice Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking applications for one (1) Specialist member who is in active practice, passionate about improving billing education, able to collaborate across MSC Committees, and strive to ensure a fair and reasonable audit process to be appointed to the Patterns of Practice Committee.
 
The Patterns of Practice Committee (POPC) is an Advisory Committee to the Medical Services Commission (MSC). All appointments must be approved by the Commission before they are final. 
 
The POPC has several functions: 
  • It prepares and distributes an annual statistical personal profile summary (mini-profile) to fee-for-service physicians and provides educational information to physicians on their billing patterns and the audit process. 
  • It provides advice to the Medical Services Plan (MSP) regarding inappropriate billing and scrutinizes MSP's process of detecting and deterring inappropriate billing. 
  • It listens to physicians who wish to raise their concerns about the audit process, and provides feedback on the audit practices employed by the billing integrity program. 
  • In conjunction with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, nominates medical inspectors and audit hearing panel members.
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

12. Athletics and Recreation Committee 

Doctors of BC is seeking one (1) physician to be appointed as Chair to the Athletics & Recreation Committee.
 
The Athletics & Recreation Committee is a sub-committee of the Council on Health Promotion (COHP), the Chair appointment to the Athletics and Recreation Committee also includes an automatic appointment to a member position on the COHP. If you are interested in the Chair Position, please indicate this within the narrative section of the online application.
 
Under the guidance and approval of the Doctors of BC Board of Directors, COHP directs the activities of Doctors of BC concerned with health promotion and illness prevention, fosters the development of expertise within the medical profession on topics related to community health, health promotion and quality of health care and assists the Doctors of BC in being an effective advocate on societal and policy issues affecting public health and quality of health care.
 
Under the guidance and approval of COHP, ARC advises Doctors of BC on public health issues pertaining to physical activity, recreational athletics, and sports-related injury prevention. In addition, the Committee develops expertise within the medical profession on active living and injury prevention in the areas of sports and recreation.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020
 

13. Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Working Group

Doctors of BC is seeking applications from our membership to fill 8 positions on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (“the Advisory Group”).
 
As much as is possible, members of the Advisory Group should reflect the diversity of Doctors of BC membership. This includes an intention to ensure representation of physicians based on factors including, but not limited to: type of practice, stage of career (including residents and medical students), rural/urban practice setting, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, Indigenous/First Nations identity, disability, and/or age.
 
The Advisory Group will advise and provide input to the Board of Directors as they work to consider the viability of and best approaches to the implementation of the recommendations from the Barrier Assessment., the development of a high-level diversity and inclusion vision statement as well as reports regarding progress on diversity and inclusion related work.
 
For more information, complete skill set requirements and to review the terms of reference please visit our website.
 
All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Doctors of BC.
 
CLOSING DATE 11:59 PM (PST) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

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