In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, Health and Wellness, the Advisor provides expertise, support and education in the implementation of the psychological health and safety standards and is a central point of contact for workplace conduct concerns and case manager for Bill 14 claims. The Advisor works with members of the Quality, Safety and Experience portfolio to support teams to adopt psychological health and safety principles and practices throughout Island Health.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as psychology, clinical counselling, Social Work or Occupational Health Nursing and a minimum of 5 years of related experience in a health care setting.
Knowledge and experience with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, and Human Rights legislation, safety standards and processes to support psychological protection. Experience with program planning and evaluation, particularly implementing organizational health programs is an asset.
Skills And Abilities
COMPETENCIES Leadership Level 1 with specific emphasis on the following:
Demonstrates awareness of own strengths and limitations
Actively seeks feedback about personal performance from a variety of sources
Demonstrates respect for the opinions of others
Supports teams in setting realistic goals and objectives
Makes decisions that align with best practices and the organization's core values
Creates effective plans for evaluating results
Actively consults with experts, specialists and others to learn different perspectives
Ensures delivery of high quality service to customers
Seeks out fresh ideas and original solutions to key issues
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards change