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Director, Provincial Programs - Indigenous Health - Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
Director, Provincial Programs

Indigenous Health

Vancouver, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Director, Provincial Programs works closely with the program managers and other members of the Indigenous Health Team to identify and assess needs, and drive the development, implementation, and evaluation of antiracism and cultural safety initiatives and programs within PHSA. .

The Director, Provincial Programs provides strategic leadership to a core team of program managers who provide frameworks to assess individual, team, program, and organizational capacity, and measures of the current state of cultural safety, as well as guidance on best practices and knowledge integration, web resources and guidelines, and recommendations for policy development. The Director, Provincial Programs identifies and provides sound decision making, advice on best practices and action plans, implementation strategies, and evaluation supports including metrics for the organization that support the programs and services to improve cultural safety for patients, families, and staff.

The Director, Provincial Programs develops and implements a spectrum of engagement opportunities including consultation, collaboration, and empowerment with PHSA program and service leaders to advance the transformation of organizational culture to ensure safe and more equitable service delivery for Indigenous patients/families and staff.

The Director, Provincial Programs will also establish reciprocal and collaborative relationships with Indigenous partners, Ministry of Health, Regional Health Authorities, Colleges, Medical Affairs, and Academic Affairs in the development and execution of strategies to improve the health of Indigenous people and their families in British Columbia. This position is accountable for the development and implementation of project goals and works collaboratively with provincial Indigenous leaders and teams in the attainment of these goals.

What you'll do
  • Provide strategic leadership and accountability for the planning, alignment, actions, and evaluation of services within the portfolio to advance Indigenous cultural safety of patients/families and staff. Ensure consistency with various strategies and recommendations, including but not limited to PHSA's overall strategic plan, B.C.'s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, Truth and Reconciliation recommendations, PHSA Indigenous Health strategy, the First Nations Health Plan, the Tri-partite Health plan, and provincial mandates regarding cultural safety and humility training.
  • Develop and maintain key partnerships with relevant health agencies, educational facilities, and Indigenous communities and groups.
  • Lead portfolio service development and planning activities through working groups and projects, and monitor the progress and outcomes achieved. Create, implement, and evaluate objectives, policies and procedures, and standards of cultural safety practice related to patient care in partnership with key stakeholders across PHSA.
  • Establish strong working relationships and partners internally with PHSA-wide Programs and Services to develop and operationalize strategies and plans in order to improve local and organizational systems and service delivery for Indigenous clients. Take a leadership role in developing, implementing, and evaluating the strategies such as policy, quality and human resources that support cultural safety by promoting evidence-based best practice.
  • Compile, analyze, summarize, and communicate data to support program initiatives. Evaluate whether program objectives/milestones are met.

What you bring
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in a relevant health care profession and a minimum of seven (7) to ten (10) years of recent related progressive leadership experience, including five to seven (5-7) years of organizational change management experience and at least two (2) years in a managerial/leadership role; and if applicable, current registration / membership with a professional college.

You will also have:
  • Demonstrated facilitative leadership skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and a proven ability to foster a collaborative team approach to decision making.
  • Considerable creativity and problem solving to manage direct and indirect opportunities. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and public relations skills. Proven ability to negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations. Ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally.
  • Ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results-oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies. Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is required.
  • Lived experience with Indigenous populations and demonstrated extensive knowledge of Indigenous health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset.

    *Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Location: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver V6H 1G9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:30 - 16:30

Requisition # 128206

What we do

PHSA's Indigenous Health (IH) program aims to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people, and to close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous British Columbians.

IH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and IH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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