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Chief Medical Information Officer

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)

Regular Part-Time (FTE 0.2)



As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional Forensic clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, Heartwood Centre for Women and Correctional Health Services across ten provincial correctional centres. In addition to delivering clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through work in health promotion and illness prevention, knowledge exchange, research and academic teaching.


The CMIO is a transformational leader of change who encourages their peers to adopt new, modern technology used in the provision of care. The CMIO is integral in championing the implementation of an electronic health record (Cerner) and various virtual health initiatives which focus on quality, safety, usability and process improvement.   The role reports to the Executive Medical Director & Executive Director, Corporate & Clinical Support Services.


The CMIO represents the needs of BCMHSUS’s clinical community. The role advocates for the BCMHSUS’ clinical and operational needs in the use, promotion and enhancement of virtual health initiatives across clinical settings. As such, the CMIO will play a key role in the successful implementation of Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) at BCMHSUS. CST is a joint undertaking between VCH, PHSA and PHC facilitating a transition from various legacy health record systems to a new, robust, enterprise electronic health record (Cerner). CST is designed to improve the safety, quality and consistency of patient care. For more information please visit


Applying both medical and informatics knowledge and experience, the CMIO leads and supports physician workflow design and various change initiatives in support of CST and virtual health initiatives. This includes collaborative consultation with medical leaders and other providers. The CMIO ensures the system design meets the needs of BCMHSUS, is based on best practice, professional standards, and drives positive clinical outcomes.


The CMIO actively monitors clinician adoption of new processes and systems, and ensures integration of the EHR in day to day workflows. The CMIO identifies opportunities for optimization to enhance clinical adoption in order to maximize the benefits and increase patient safety.



  • Medical degree (MD) and license to practice in British Columbia.
  • Demonstrated experience leading organizational-wide change initiatives, building strong partnerships.
  • Experience practicing in mental health and substance use services preferred.
  • Extensive experience working with clinical information systems.
  • Master’s degree in clinical informatics, health care administration, business administration or a related field preferred.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills


Note: it is assumed the incumbent will be able continue his/her clinical practice 1-2 days per week at a minimum.


Please send your application, accompanied by a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae:


Akosua Tomash

Advisor, Talent Acquisition


BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.


For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: 


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