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Director, Trauma Services BC

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Reporting to the Executive Director, Trauma Services BC and Cystic Fibrosis Care BC, the Director provides overall leadership and direction of the HIN - Trauma Services BC (TSBC). The Director is a member of the TSBC leadership team alongside the Executive Director and Provincial Medical Director TSBC. The Director monitors and evaluates projects and activities that advance TSBC's strategic priorities, in collaboration with provincial, regional, and health organization partners. As a HIN, Trauma Services BC provides provincial system oversight and coordination to address complex health system improvement opportunities and optimize health outcomes for severely injured persons within BC. Key functions of the HIN include clinical policy development and implementation, health system planning, trauma data management, analytics and reporting, quality standard development and improvement initiatives, research, education, and innovation. In collaboration with the Executive Director HIN and Provincial Medical Director TSBC, the Director provides strategic leadership, guidance, and support to HIN staff, as well as develop purposeful partnerships in order to successfully complete strategic projects relating to HIN functions related to trauma care, control, and prevention across the continuum. The ability to work collaboratively across multiple sectors and with key provincial partners including the Regional Health Authorities, Ministry of Health, and other health organizations is essential.

In partnership with the TSBC leadership team and the provincial executive steering committee, the Director develops and implements an annual operational plan for TSBC, which aligns with the strategic priorities and service plan goals established by the Ministry of Health and PHSA. The Director leads the development of TSBC's short and long-term priorities/direction, annual work plans, and key performance indicators. The Director oversees TSBC operations through engagement and co-ordination of committees, groups, and projects, including financial and contract management. The Director also provides direct supervision to TSBC staff and is responsible for managing TSBC's operational budget.

What you'll do
    • The Director develops and implements yearly business plans in alignment with the goals and objectives of the established by the TSBC leadership team and provincial executive steering committee. Annual operational work plans will align with priorities and service plans set by the Ministry of Health and PHSA Executive for the program area. The Director will also develop the content of the annual data and executive reports, as well as lead the implementation of long-term strategic plans.
    • Oversee and is accountable for the TSBC budget and annual partnership agreements, establishing priorities, and the allocation of resources to meet departmental objectives. Provides expert advice and consultation to key partners and external stakeholders regarding the complex issues, activities, and goals of the provincial trauma system.
    • Accountable for the strategic development of TSBC's short and long-term priorities; its annual goals and objectives, as well as key performance indicators. Ensures that these goals align with strategic direction of PHSA and the Ministry of Health, and assesses and communicates impact on the policies and practices of partner organizations.
    • Analyze and synthesize the most current complex and diverse research, analytics, and reports to develop responsive strategic short/long term quality improvement initiatives that will meet the needs of policy makers, agency partners, clinicians, patients, and communities across B.C. The role is required to negotiate and facilitate in a provincial forum where consensus building and coordination of multiple stakeholder groups with conflicting goals or unclear guidelines (e.g. Ministry of Health, policy makers, and experts in the field) is critical for success.
    • Act as Data Steward for the BC Trauma Registry and provincial trauma information management services. In collaboration with the Executive Director and Provincial Medical Director, directs provincial trauma registry operations by establishing annual resourcing and operational plans, including analytical and reporting requirements.
    • Oversee network operations including coordination of all committees, working groups, ad hoc committees, and projects including financial and contract management.
    • Develop business cases, operational reviews, needs assessments and environmental scans, budget proposals, enhancement and change requests, project plans and other critical operational activities and reports in collaboration with staff members/stakeholders. Develops TSBC status updates as required to stakeholders and appropriate governing organizations.
    • Co-lead with the Provincial Medical Director the coordination of a trauma clinical advisory committee to understand and respond to emerging issues and improvement opportunities across the continuum of care, and to develop draft policies, guidelines, and/or changes in policy, training, and standards of practice. Ensures TSBC activities support a provincial approach and framework for infection prevention, surveillance and control.
    • Foster purposeful partnerships and linkages with stakeholders provincially, nationally and internationally across government and health organizations, professional and regulatory bodies, other health improvement networks, special interest groups, the general public, and others, as required, to enable TSBC operational goals and strategic plans.
    • Accountable for hiring, terminating, and performance managing TSBC staff. Initiates recruitment activities, as appropriate. Directs TSBC staff in the performance of assigned duties.
    • Identify research and innovation opportunities for enhanced partnerships. Leads the applications for grants and external funding applications. Leads the development of abstracts, manuscripts, and other presentations.

What you bring

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in a clinical, leadership, administration, or Business related discipline, plus seven (7) years progressive healthcare leadership experience working with policy makers, health system leaders, and clinicians. Expertise in clinical area and/or health informatics experience is preferred.

Other assets include: strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work with multidisciplinary and multisectoral groups; extensive knowledge and experience in policy analysis and formulation; ability to plan, organize, and complete large-scale projects including strategic planning; ability to analyze complex issues and develop recommendations using facilitation and consensus building; demonstrated ability to negotiate with internal and external parties to allocate staff time and budgets, and undertake collaborative initiatives; ability to supervise staff and manage budgets; strong oral and written communication skills required to prepare and present information to multiple audiences; and knowledge of the principles of communication and web-based technologies and superior writing skills. An understanding of relevant Canadian healthcare policy development is a strong asset. Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

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

Requisition # 114552E

What we do

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.

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PHSA is 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.

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