You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.
Northern Health

Program Service Specialist (ni)

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

Position Summary
**Financial support for moving expenses is available for this position**

If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

The Program/Service Specialist is responsible for researching, developing, implementing and continually improving clinical practices, processes, documentation, reporting and clinical data/information to enable effective and efficient care in Northern Health (NH) departments. The Program/Service Specialist provides oversight and facilitates quality improvement changes in collaboration with clinical leaders, Information and Technology Services (ITS), clinical managers and directors, physicians and staff. The Program/Service Specialist serves as the liaison and change agent for clinical care areas, departments and units. They continuously identify opportunities for improvement, and accurately and promptly analyze, prioritize, and translate user needs into more standardized clinical practice, processes and use of electronic medical records (EMR) and other clinical IT tools. They develop options with stakeholders, and then lead consultations with decision makers to implement solutions. The work includes regular engagement with clinical educators and end-users, and travel to NH facilities. As a Data Steward, "sees the big picture" and the impact of processes to data value in delivering care and supporting decision making and outcomes therefore working across the organization when making decisions about data and helping to establish enterprise-wide standards for data quality and usage. In collaboration with site/departmental leadership, the Program/Service Specialist is responsible to lead the coordination, implementation, and completion of Services projects or initiatives. Projects may involve process improvement and work redesign, productivity reviews, and the provision of strategic information to support those processes. Working with stakeholders at all levels, the incumbent inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of corporate vision, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive.

Starting salary will be approximately from $86,398 to $107,997 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Bachelor's degree in a health care discipline;
• Relevant professional development process improvement, change management, information technology/information management, project management, group facilitation, coaching;
• Five (5) to seven (7) years in front-line clinical care and related experience working in clinical operations EMR use;
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to guide, coach, teach, and promote a learning environment and continuous quality improvement.
• Ability to take a "can-do" approach to resolving issues and working with multiple stakeholders
• Ability to apply change management and transformation techniques and practices.
• Strong documentation skills and demonstrated ability to develop detailed clinical or technical documentation, training aides and how-to documents, and track work activities or issues documentation.
• Intermediate computer skills and ability to work comfortably with spreadsheets, presentations, diagramming and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word).
• Ability to foster innovation throughout complex evolutionary change.
• Ability to see connections between issues, events and data points and to think clearly around complex systems, bridging community issues and regional and provincial activities.
• Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical skills.
• Proven ability to manage diverse groups and individuals, working in stressful clinical situations, through change initiatives and resolve issues arising throughout the process.
• Superior small and large group facilitation skills and individual coaching skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to foster collaborative partnerships using a team approach.
• High level of motivation with a positive attitude and high degree of flexibility in a rapidly changing environment.
• Strong organizational skills and experience in project management; ability to organize and prioritize work and balance multiple activities concurrently.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability and willingness to travel.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-16

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month