Vancouver Coastal Health

CST Director, Clinical Informatics

Job Description

Job Title: CST Director, Clinical Informatics
Work Site: CST - 590 W. 8th
Status: Temporary Full Time
Reference#: 139668-swa


Come work as a Director, Clincal Informatics with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Director, Clincal Informatics to join the CST Project team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Director, Clinical Inforamtics with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Responsible for leading the Clinical Informatics, Learning and Policy teams supporting the clinical information systems project.
  • Be responsible for building clinical informatics and learning capacity across sites and within the CST project to enhance, implement, and promote the design and adoption of related clinical information systems and technology enablers to the full scope determined for each site/role.
  • Be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a strategy that ensures a seamless transition to a fully-enabled and sustainable digital care environment and related operational structures and processes, such that the intended value of the clinical information system is realized.

About the The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project


The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. This is an exciting initiative that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations.




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



Education & Experience

  • Master's degree in Nursing, Health Sciences Professional field, Clinical Informatics, or related discipline
  • Seven (5) to ten (7) years’ recent, related experience in project management experience in a complex health care setting required; a clinical background strongly preferred.


Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to lead a clinical team; seven to ten years of progressive leadership / management experience, preferably in a community setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in redesigning clinical processes to improve clinical practice, efficiency and patient care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with implementation and/or use of a clinical information system.
  • Project management experience - detailed scope identification, progress monitoring & reporting, issue and risk management.
  • Facilitation experience - working with interdisciplinary committees to render decisions in a timely fashion.
  • Highly developed communication skills with the ability to document work appropriately.
  • Demonstrable skills in workforce management, change management, and engagement.
  • Resourceful; well organized; systematic analysis; strategic and critical thinking; attention to detail; leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise tact, good judgment and initiative, deal with frequent and random changes; make decisions for a wide variety of complex business matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to use database, spreadsheet and word processing software at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrable skills organizing work and people to meet project scope and objectives.
  • 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.

Please note: The duration of this temporary position is until approximately November 2022.

Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting.

Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the 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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