Vancouver Coastal Health

Project Manager I - Aboriginal Health

Job Description

Job Title: Project Manager I
Work Site: Aboriginal Health - Vancouver, BC

Status:

Start Date:

Hours:

 

Temporary Full Time

As soon as possible until approximately January 2024

0830-1630

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holiday

Reference#: 136829-swa

 

Are you our next Project Manager? Apply today to join the team at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Project Manager with experience working in health care to join the Aboriginal Health team in Vancouver, BC. In this position you will report to the Executive Director of Aboriginal Health and the Director of Indigenous Research to lead and direct all aspects of assigned projects for your designated programs/services within a designated Community of Care (CoC) and/or throughout Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The projects are focused on expanding the implementation of an Indigenous cultural safety initiative with a large hospital site. 

 

As a Project Manager you will:

  • Ensure that project deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as described in the project plan.
  • Work with stakeholders at all levels and inspire others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of corporate visions, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to designated project staff.
  • Work on projects that may involve process improvement and work redesign, productivity review/staff deployment and the provision of strategic information to support those processes. 
  • Communicate with all levels of staff and management within the CoC and/or across VCH to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information.
  • Liaise with consultants, vendors and other health care entities and other external agencies to negotiate contracts for the provision of goods and services.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

 

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline with five (5) to seven (7) year's recent, related experience in project management and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with the physician community.
  • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.
  • PMP designation and experience working in health care are assets.
  • Preference will be given to candidates identifying as Indigenous, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Displays comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
  • Effectively monitors budgets and executes project plans with stringent timelines.
  • Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
  • Maintains a broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups, provides feedback and detailed analysis on project processes and makes recommendations as required.
  • Utilizes effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff – both current and prospective – have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

 

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

 

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

 

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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