Job Title: Professional Practice Director, Allied Health
Work Site: Office of the CNO, Vancouver General Hospital
Regular Full Time
As soon as possible
Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
Are you the next Professional Practice Director at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)? Apply today to join our team!
Vancouver Coastal Health has an exciting opportunity as the Professional Practice Director in Allied Health. In this position you will report to the Vice President, Professional Practice and Chief Clinical Information Officer, and act as a member of the Professional Practice (PP) Leadership Team responsible and accountable for the strategies and leadership of PP for Allied Health within Vancouver Coastal Health.
As a Professional Practice Director you will:
Work in close collaboration with key stakeholders across VCH, and the PP team to guide the development of professional standards and practice, scope and regulations.
Support research activities, and foster collaboration and problem solving between program and professional staff.
Provide leadership and expert advice on allied health issues, including resource planning and research, and link with the Clinical Education department and unit/program educators to provide a Professional Practice lens to identify and address learning gaps.
Play an integral part in defining the quality of care processes and creating quality practice environments and liaise, influence, and consult with various stakeholders to promote and advance professional practice, and to enhance the profile of VCH Allied Health within the context of supporting the goals and objectives of VCH and its Communities of Care (CoC’s).
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
Education & Experience
Master’s Degree in an Allied Health discipline, supplemented by at least eight (8) years’ recent, related clinical and operational management experience in a complex health care environment including progressive clinical practice, education, research, project management and leadership experiences.
Current practicing registration with an applicable regulatory body such as the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.
Knowledge & Abilities
Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
Keeps informed about evolving trends and practices, shares knowledge and supports Allied Health staff to integrate evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality care/services.
Creates and promotes development of research opportunities to ensure evidence-based practice within an interdisciplinary team-based environment.
Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of professional practice issues.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.