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    • March-28-14
    • Full Time
    • Experienced
    • Management
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    • Masters
    • Healthcare and Medical Services

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Operations Director, VC Pubic Health & Hospice


Vancouver, BC, CANADA
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Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Operations Director, VC Public Health & Hospice
Work Site: Vancouver Community
Status: Regular, Full Time
Reference#: 061187-nda


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Operations Director in collaboration with designated Physician leaders, is accountable for the overall operational management of Public Health & Hospice within Vancouver Community HSDA. He/she establishes the operational framework and infrastructure needed to support program/service delivery and plans, and allocates and manages all physical, human, and financial resources. A key focus of the role is to ensure that the strategic objectives and operational plans are carried out to provide efficient and effective delivery of health care services within a client centred environment. He/she works as a team player with colleagues and co-workers in identifying service delivery models and processes to ensure seamless integration of services across acute care, community care and primary health care networks, that are focused from the ‘lens of the consumer’, support healthier lives and address the needs of the community, while maintaining system sustainability.


The Operations Director is also responsible for providing leadership and direction to management/senior staff within the programs/services to ensure that priorities are addressed and the programs/services goals, in keeping with the vision, values and strategic direction of the organization, are achieved. Additionally, the incumbent leads or participates in local/regional/provincial working groups/committees to plan new initiatives and provide guidance in the identification of emerging issues and opportunities and influence the development of long term directions, priorities and strategic options to address his/her portfolio issues.


Masters degree in an appropriate health or business related discipline

Greater than 10 years’ recent, related experience in a progressively more senior management/leadership role, including direct supervisory experience.

Current registration with relevant professional College/Association, if applicable.

Demonstrated commitment to on-going learning and professional development.

Fosters collaboration and effective working relationships with stakeholders that promote cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Inspires a shared vision and aligns performance goals and objectives for team and individuals to ensure match with strategy while maintaining group cohesiveness, motivation, commitment and effectiveness.
Applies superior conflict management skills and expertise to persuade and negotiate effective resolution of issues/disputes.
Anticipates future changes in service delivery and develops transition strategies that optimize resource utilization and ultimately improve efficiency and quality of patient care.
Uses sound business acumen to manage the fiscal resources of assigned programs/services in a manner that is financially responsible and consistent with the overall goals of the organization.

Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition 061187-nda. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Internal competition closes September 25, 2013. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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