In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), 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 Executive Director, Health, Wellness, Safety and Ability Management, the Director, Health, Wellness and Safety works in partnership with Island Health's Executive/Management Teams to advance the Organization's Safety Culture, including the development and management of a well-functioning Health & Safety Management System (HSMS) that both advances the Organization's Strategic Plan and maximizes compliance with all applicable Occupational Health & Safety legislation and Accreditation standards Including implementation of the Psychological Health and Safety Standard.
Travel may be a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle; and Valid BC Driver's License.
Education, Training And Experience
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree (or higher) in an Occupational Health & Safety discipline (e.g. Master of Occupational Hygiene, Masters of Occupational Health) or a Healthcare-related Masters and a minimum of 10 years progressive senior management experience in healthcare/program management. Sound working knowledge of planning concepts related to budgetary, staffing, quality and strategic initiatives.
Skills And Abilities
Sound knowledge of the LEADS Framework (i.e. Leads Self, Engages Others, Achieves Results, Develops Coalitions and supports Systems Transformation) and demonstrated experience/capability in applying the concepts both individually and as the leader of a multi-faceted Department within a complex, unionized workplace.
Specific considerations include, but are not limited to:
Strong leadership skills including the ability to develop teams.
Experience working in a complex health organization with multiple union partners;
Ability to perform effectively in a complex, changing environment and lead and support change.
Demonstrated ability to build strong, positive relationships and effectively work with various stakeholders in a consultative/collaborative manner.
Demonstrated ability to approach issues with client and solution-focused methods, finding creative and proactive ways to improve service.
Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Sound working knowledge and experience in the:
Application of occupational health, safety and wellness concepts and practices.
Development of Internal Responsibility Systems, including Health & Safety Management Systems.
Development of strategies to address WorkSafeBC and other applicable regulatory compliance matters (e.g. WorkSafeBC Inspection Reports, Orders, Warning Letters and Penalties).
Professional/technical capabilities such as:
Skilled in the operation of a personal computer for office applications and People Information Systems.
Possess a valid BC Driver's License and have the use of a properly maintained, personal vehicle.
Possess the physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
LEADS in a Caring Environment Framework: https://www.leadscanada.net/site/framework