Vancouver Coastal Health: Various opportunities

Vancouver Coastal Health has several openings at this time, many of which may be of interest to planners.

The positions

Healthy Public Policy, Community Coordinator - Vancouver or Richmond
Work Site:Chief Med Health Officer, Van
Status: Regular Rull Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 0830-1630
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays
Salary:$33.35 - $47.94 per hour
Reference#: 168656-ayc (Vancouver) and 168657-ayc (Richmond)

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Healthy Public Policy, Community Coordinator to join the PopHlth Policy & Strategy Team. Apply today to join our team!

Description

As a Healthy Public Policy, Community Coordinator with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Report to the Manager of Healthy Public Policy and work closely with HPP Regional Leads and other staff to support the goals and objectives of Medical Health Officers and the Executive Director of Population Health
  • Be responsible for the coordination and implementation of policies at the local level aimed at improving the determinants of health in communities.
  • Engage with and collaborate work with key contacts in local governments, school districts, and regional districts in their assigned communities. This includes both government staff and elected officials as well as contacts in the not-for-profit sector, community leadership (advocates, activists, association leaders etc.) and others engaged in policy discourse, development, and advocacy at the local level. 
  • Be responsible for maintaining expertise in assigned thematic areas of core concern to public health including familiarity with epidemiological data, intervention evidence and policy opportunities.
  • Be expected to have or develop intimate knowledge of challenges and opportunities facing particular neighbourhoods, sectors, and sub-population groups in the communities they are assigned to eg., low-income neighbourhoods, seniors, immigrants and refugees, single parents, urban Indigenous communities, street involved youth etc.
Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Law, Planning, Urban Health or another relevant field with three (3) to five (5) year's recent, related experience that includes development and implementation of projects (including policy research development, advocacy initiative and strategic planning and deployment projects) and facilitating consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
  • Current registration with relevant professional College/Association, if applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with senior members of government including federal, provincial and municipal.
  • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge, skills and experience in public policy development, applied strategic research methodologies, and affecting social change and organizational change.
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of population health, social, environmental, and behavioural determinants of health.
  • Demonstrates applied knowledge of social, economic, political and health trends and statistics.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of urban and/or rural planning and policymaking processes, urban politics, advocacy and activism.
  • Maintains the most current and up-to-date knowledge of policies, programs, funding streams, capacity building opportunities, community and industry interventions, events, campaigns and other relevant considerations as related to population health.
  • Experience in leading and coordinating working groups and steering and advisory committees, which may include senior internal and external stakeholders, senior personnel from other departments, dedicated project team staff and consultants, in the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic initiatives.
  • Able to lead local initiatives, manage conflict, and to exercise a high degree of judgment and independence toward delivery of outcomes.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge, skills and experience in project management principles and methodologies, including the ability to set and adapt to changing priorities in a complex, fast paced work environment, and ability to coach other team members on these skills.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding, and experience engaging, available resources for projects and relevant stakeholder groups.
  • Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Able to provide strong feedback and detailed analysis on project processes, and make recommendations as required.
  • Utilizes effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Experience conducting and drafting rapid policy reviews, memos, and other internal communication materials as requested.
  • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities, and resolve problems to achieve deliverables and outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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Vancouver location

Richmond location

Project Manager, Facilities Planning
Work Site: Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 0800-1600
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays
Salary: $39.77 - $57.17 per hour
Reference#: 168797-ayc

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Project Manager, Facilities Planning to join the Facility Functional Planning Team. Apply today to join our team!

Description

As a Project Manager, Facilities Planning with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Be responsible for overseeing and supporting the planning, design and/or implementation of assigned mid-range facilities projects of moderate scope and complexity across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), including project planning, project management, communications, and contract management.
  • Oversee assigned staff and provides leadership by directing work teams, contractors and consultants as needed on a project-by-project basis.
Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, or a related field together with five (5) to seven (7) years' recent related experience managing, leading and directing facilities projects in a complex institutional environment, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of capital project planning and implementation processes including design, construction and procurement within current standards, codes, bylaws and regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and construction specifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage planning, design and construction projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to supervise, provide direction to team members and foster a respectful and motivating environment in which individual competencies can thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, organize, prioritize and implement projects in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a dynamic project environment with changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to operate related equipment including related software applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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Project Manager I, Indigenous Health
Job Title: Project Manager I, Indigenous Health
Work Site: Indigenous Health 2750 E. Hastings
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours: 0830-1630
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays
Salary:    $39.77 - $57.17 per hour
Reference#:    164831-esa
Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to improving the health and access to culturally safe healthcare of the Indigenous people in our region, and we recognize that we all have a contribution to make in reconciliation and healing. VCH’s Indigenous Health team works with staff and physicians across all programs and departments to provide strategic leadership, partner collaboration and community engagement to assist VCH to become a more culturally competent and safe organization.

Reporting to the Director, the Project Manager leads and coordinates all aspects of assigned projects for designated programs/services within a Community of Care (CoC) and/or throughout Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). Ensures that project deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as described in the project plan. Works with stakeholders at all levels and inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of corporate visions, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive. May provides leadership, guidance and support to designated project staff. Projects may involve process improvement and work redesign, productivity review/staff deployment and the provision of strategic information to support those processes. Findings and recommendations have a direct financial and staff resources impact. Communicates with all levels of staff and management within the CoC and/or across VCH to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information. Liaises with consultants, vendors and other health care entities and other external agencies to negotiate contracts for the provision of goods and services.

As a Project Manager I with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Establish detailed project charter, plans, and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
  • Execute project plan according to project methodologies, ensure successful and coordinated completion of project components, facilitate consensus with stakeholders as needed, and ensure readiness for project implementation.
  • Track project progress according to project plan, monitor and report on the status of projects and major issues/obstacles encountered. Make recommendations regarding projects scope changes.
  • Implement and/or contribute to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the life cycle of the project.
  • Participate in development and monitoring of project budgets within the context of operational demands and environmental and resource constraints and use best utilization methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  • Maintain ongoing support for initiatives from project sponsors and user groups, keep stakeholders aware of project status and ensure effective communication channels are in place.
  • Participate in establishment of project team by gathering input from stakeholders, identifying needs and skills required, making staffing recommendations and/or decisions.
  • Provide leadership and direction to project team members, convey policies and priorities coordinate work and ensure issues are resolved or escalated to ensure project deliverables and timelines are met.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) year's recent, related experience in project management and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
  • Current registration with relevant professional College/Association, if applicable.
  • Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with the physician community.
  • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Displays comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
  • Effectively monitors budgets and executes project plans with stringent timelines.
  • Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups, provides feedback and detailed analysis on project processes and makes recommendations as required.
  • Utilizes effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

We are striving to build a diverse team that has lived experience with Indigenous communities. Strong preference will be given to applicants who self-identify as Indigenous.

It will greatly assist us with screening if you refer in your application to your Indigenous identity. Recognizing the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people, it is your choice whether to volunteer information. We will hold your application in strictest confidence, sharing it only with the hiring panel.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

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Why join Vancouver Coastal Health?

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.
Sunday, August 21, 2022