• Health Systems Planning Advisor

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Health Systems Planning Advisor
    Work Site: System Improvement, Corporate Administration - 520 W 6th


    Start Date: 

    Temporary Full Time

    As soon as possible until approximately June 19, 2020

    Reference#: 117313-mhs


    Reporting to the Director, the Health System Planning Advisor develops, leads, and coordinates projects, feasibility studies and business cases to evaluate current service delivery levels and policies, assesses alternate service delivery models, and conducts analysis on work design, program review, staff redeployment, financial impact, and strategic information to support these processes. As well as providing leadership in modeling, sustainable improvement, priority setting analysis and health planning, the incumbent is an integral member of the interdisciplinary team that provides decision support for system redesign to senior management. Key partnerships are with executive and senior level management across Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), QUIST staff, financial and capital planning staff, and interdisciplinary project team members.


    Education & Experience

    • Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Health Planning, Business Administration or Behavioural Sciences, supplemented by postgraduate course work in health care planning or health policy development and analysis.
    • Plus, five to seven (5 to 7) years’ recent, related experience in senior level planning or program development in healthcare or social services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Valid B.C. driver’s license.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Competent decision making that manages and considers the potential impact to health authority service provision, client care, unionized and non-contract staff deployment, and financial implications, as well as considers industry trends, Ministry of Health initiatives, and government directions.
    • Identifies, collects and analyzes relevant information, including industry-wide assessments and research, to support the health planning, sustainable improvement, and modeling needs of the organization.
    • Expertly understands health systems information, health services operations, and external health care environment to appropriately analyze complex information, research, and policy mandates.
    • Provides expertise and support in the development of organizational goals and objectives, performance indicators, appropriate databases and statistical and analytical tools.

    This Role Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

    Please note: The duration of this temporary position is until approximately June 2020.

    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.


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