Medical Director

July 8 2019
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Health, Medical, Management, Consulting, Administration - Management, Physicians
Saint-Laurent, QC


Reporting to the Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Innovation, you are a medical advisor for Héma-Québec staff, in particular relating to infections transmitted by transfusion, donor selection criteria, donor discomfort and transfusion reactions.

Specifically, you:

  • Will act as a consultant to all of the organization's managers and staff for questions requiring medical expertise relating to your skills; 
  • Monitor, along with the biohazard management specialist, blood supply safety risks, as well as risks for blood donors, and perform appropriate risk analyses and recommend risk reduction measures if necessary, particularly regarding blood-borne infections; 
  • Supervise, along with the Director of Nursing Services, the work of the Assistant Director of Nursing Services regarding donor eligibility, the autologous and directed donations program, monitoring apheresis donors and transfusion reactions, in compliance with CSA standards and Heath Canada regulations; 
  • Ensure the course of action for follow-up to provide to donors infected by a blood-borne virus, including mandatory reporting to the appropriate authorities; 
  • Oversee the development and completion of studies, relevant clinical or technical projects, in consultation and agreement with the Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Innovation;
  • Determine the indication of product recalls in certain cases;
  • Play a medical advisory role for various sectors of the organization; 
  • Ensure that the activities of your service are carried out in compliance with the procedures and directives, as well as the Good Manufacturing Practices set out by Health Canada; 
  • Respond to corrective measures conveyed to you by Regulatory Affairs;
  • Promote ongoing professional training to fill gaps and meet specific and evolving needs;
  • Represent Héma-Québec at the Haemovigilance Committee; 
  • Take part in clinics, meetings, committees, conferences, symposia and conventions related to Héma-Québec's activities; 
  • Act as a resource person in Héma-Québec's biosafety program; 
  • Perform any other tasks required by the Vice-President of Medical Affairs and Innovation.


  • Doctorate in medicine, as well as training in medical microbiology and/or experience in medical microbiology and infectious diseases, or a diploma in community health with experience in infectious diseases; 
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience with interest or experience in transfusion medicine; 
  • Strong people and team management skills, as well as strong listening and coaching skills; 
  • Fluent in English and French, both oral and written; 
  • Thorough knowledge of good clinical practice;
  • Proficient in the main tools and software (Microsoft Office); 
  • Available to travel within Québec and occasionally outside of Québec and Canada; 
  • For staffing purposes, any combination of education and experience deemed to be relevant will be considered.


  • Demonstrate the required abilities to hold a position where leadership, managerial courage, strategic vision, an innovative approach and results-based management are essential for success; 
  • Excellent analytical skills and understanding of organizational issues; 
  • Impeccable team spirit, work ethic and professionalism; 
  • Demonstrate thoroughness and independence;
  • Excellent approach to client service;
  • Develop and maintain sustainable relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong presentation and meeting facilitation skills.


As well as the competitive working conditions offered by Héma-Québec, this position includes the following benefits:

  • Work schedule that varies based on organizational needs;
  • Salary ranging from $132,091 to $161,443;
  • Four weeks of vacation per year;
  • Group insurance;
  • Defined benefit pension plan;
  • Personal leave;
  • Work¬¬¬–life balance;
  • Ongoing training;
  • Employee assistance program;
  • Discounts on sporting activities;
  • Free parking;
  • Dynamic workplace that is conducive to innovation.
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