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BC Childrens Hospital

Leader, Clinical Education and Special Projects - BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
13 days ago
Leader, Clinical Education and Special Projects
BC Children's & Women's Hospital
Vancouver, BC

The Leader, Clinical Education will start the role by supporting low barrier access to pain care for dental patients prior to intervention at the BCCH dental clinic. The role also involves supporting staff outreach and pain care education for nursing and non-nursing staff within clinics. The leader, clinical education will also support other projects as needed and identified by the Senior Leader and Clinical Director for Pain Care 360 in alignment with program and organizational directives.

Reporting to the Senior Leader or designate, the Leader, Clinical Education and Special Projects is an innovator, knowledge translator, facilitator and change agent accountable for developing and delivering excellence in clinical education. The scope of practice of the Leader, Clinical Education and Special Projects is broad and complex working within and across clinical programs and professions at C&W to provide planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of specialized education programs/projects that contribute to the achievement of clinical area/program/Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) goals and objectives, accreditation mandates and the alignment with the C&W strategic action plans. The Leader, Clinical Education and Special Projects monitors and tracks project progress according to project plan makes recommendations to the Senior Leader on changes required to facilitate a successful outcome regarding major barriers encountered.

What you'll do

  • Works under the guidance of Senior Leaders and collaboratively with program leaders, educators, and staff to assess program and cross-program clinical education needs and priorities and develops learning strategies and education plans to meet those needs. Implements and evaluates resulting learning programs.
  • Provides education, consultation, guidance and support to clinical educators on curriculum design, materials development and effective learning strategies including teaching, facilitation and simulation and provides on-the-job support to clinical educators and staff. Assists with site-wide implementation and coordination of initiatives. Establishes evaluation plans using logic and Kirkpatrick models to ensure learning programs are meeting learning outcomes.
  • Leads the development, implementation and maintenance of assigned competency-based learning programs for orientation and continuing education of clinical staff, integrating these with professional practice standards and the performance management process. Ensures the development and updating of resources to support such education in order to develop and maintain staff competency with changing procedures, processes and clinical equipment.
  • Leads the review of existing specialty education programs and projects to inform current curriculum development and implementation. Engages with clinical, academic and other stakeholders to ensure high-quality specialty education design that is in alignment with provincial, PHSA, and C&W priorities or needs, such as human resource planning, professional standards and competencies.
  • Ensures specialized programs/projects deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as identified in the project plan. Identifies gaps and tracks metrics as they relate to the project deliverables and provides consultation, guidance and support to designated project staff, contractors and stakeholders.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree of Science in Nursing or other clinical profession plus additional studies in education with a minimum of five (5) years clinical experience including two (2) years of education experience.
  • Strong communication, coaching and program evaluation skills are required.

Skills & Knowledge:
  • Strong communication, coaching and program evaluation skills are required.
  • Knowledge of learning and evaluation models such as logic and Kirkpatrick.
  • Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs and work under pressure of deadlines.
  • Proven ability to lead staff to achieve program goals and objectives.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full- Time until March 31 st 2026 (1.00 FTE)
Salary Range:
$86,398 - $124,197 /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 08:00-16:00
Requisition # 162520

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

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH 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 BCCH 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of April 10th, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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