Executive Director, Cardiac Services BC and Provincial Specialized Programs & Clinical Policy
Vancouver, BC
Are you a strategic leader committed to planning and implementing best practice initiatives in health care? Can you direct, guide and integrate high quality operational and clinical services and policies while inspiring a culture of collaboration throughout our province?

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Provincial Clinical Policy, Planning and Partnerships (EVP), the Executive Director (ED) is responsible for overall provincial and clinical leadership of Cardiac Services of BC, which oversees cardiac disease-related prevention and treatment. The position also oversees the Adult Metabolic Disease Program, the Adult Inherited Bleeding Disorder Program, the BC Home Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Program, and the Cochlear Implant Program.

Specifically, the ED drives strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, and funding for these programs in collaboration with senior leaders in health authorities linked to the direct delivery of care. As required by the EVP or MoH, the ED represents PHSA on local, provincial, and federal steering committees.

This position is responsible for leading developing new clinical policies as assigned by the MoH on an annual basis. This could include a focus on significant provincial health issues including Cystic Fibrosis, Pain and Diabetes. The ED is committed to driving processes, analyses, system transformation, and planning based on the provincial clinical policy framework to help inform ministry policy and decision making.

An experienced negotiator, the ED facilitates consensus within PHSA and other health care organizations. The role oversees designated staff and contractors, and manages an operating budget in alignment with provincial initiatives and system improvements – which may include direct reporting to the MoH.

What you’ll do

Oversee and align all aspects of the portfolio’s strategic action plan including development, implementation, and evaluation.
Set provincial standards including access to services, clinical practice guidelines, and the development of provincial service requirement plans. Provide recommendations to the EVP and the MoH on resource allocation.
Ensure operational excellence for the portfolio including adhering to industry and accreditation standards, monitoring service agreements, and administering various health service contracts.
Develop collaborative provincial strategy for major health conditions including the delivery of policy recommendations to the MoH while ensuring coordination of services and system improvements across PHSA.
Negotiate and partner provincially and nationally with government agencies, professional regulatory bodies, special interest groups, and other key stakeholders.
Build strong connections and identify innovative opportunities with physician leaders including Doctors of BC and relevant academic departments and divisions.
Represent PHSA and influence deliverables and outcomes nationally and provincially. Facilitate dialogue, consensus, secretariat support, and policy development and implementation.
Develop and monitor annual operating budget including project funding and delegated provincial initiatives. Ensure all fiscal reporting, data collection, and financial tracking is completed.
Lead and direct a highly productive and cohesive leadership team, including assessing performance, financial management, and operations. Encourage a culture based on innovation, trust and respect. Motivate staff to reach their fullest potential by promoting continual learning, collaboration, and excellence.
Oversee contractors and contracts, ensuring accountability for financials and outcomes.
What you bring

A level of education and training equivalent to a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration or Master of Business Administration
15 years of progressively senior experience with responsibilities development, implementation and evaluation of operational and strategic plans complemented by a clinical background. Additional formal training or experience in a health profession or environment is an asset.
Strong provincial leadership experience, ideally driving ministerial initiatives, combined with advanced knowledge of health care issues.
Specialized knowledge in outcome improvement, change management, information management, patient safety, quality and risk management.
Strategic development and implementation of health care system planning including strong conceptual and policy-oriented skills.
Proven ability to build internal and external partnerships and respond to needs while supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions.
Exceptional communication skills with expert ability to tactfully and confidently interact at all levels of a complex internal and external network.
Expertise to guide individuals and groups towards a vision while maintaining group cohesiveness, motivation, commitment and effectiveness.
Strong conflict management, persuasion and negotiation skills with the ability to lead and implement internal and external change by taking a results-oriented approach.
Creative and flexible critical thinker with demonstrated expertise in problem solving, decision-making, and evidence-based practice.
Sensitivity to political and other external environmental issues.
Promotes compliance with accreditation standards and ethical and legal requirements.
What’s in it for you

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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Location: 1380 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Closing date: November 25th, 2019 at 10:00 am

What we do

Cardiac Services BC (CSBC) oversees cardiac disease-related prevention and treatment to ensure British Columbians have access to the best possible cardiac care. CSBC plans, coordinates, monitors, evaluates and, in some cases, funds cardiac services across the province in collaboration with senior administrators and physicians across other health authorities.

PHSA plans, coordinates 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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services.

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.