Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Planner

Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Planner
Work Site: Lions Gate Hospital - NS


Start Date:



Regular Part Time (0.80)

As soon as possible


Days off: Monday, Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays

Reference#: 147589-fkh


Come work as a Clinical Planner with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Planner to join the Mental Health Program Admin team at Lions Gate Hospital. 


As Clinical Planner, you will play an integral part in project coordination and liaising with team mangers to coordinate the implementation of initiatives. 


The Clinical Planner ensures the identification and incorporation of evidence-based standards and best practices for care delivery, coordinates project development for a broad range of mental health and addictions initiatives, and ensures appropriate frameworks and processes for evaluation are in place.


As a Clinical Planner with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Undertake a lead role in planning and supporting the implementation of designated initiatives across the health authority.
  • Ensure the identification and incorporation of evidence-based standards and best practices for care delivery, coordinates project development for a broad range of initiatives and ensures appropriate frameworks and processes for evaluation are in place.
  • Lead planning processes to help identify specific needs within the project and about other areas of health. 
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic initiatives identified for implementation.
  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders/managers throughout Vancouver Coastal Health to ensure VCH-wide plans meet standards to be implemented across the health authority
  • Research and recommend policies and practices to support care delivery models specific to the project/initiative.
  • Works collaboratively with other provincial and federal authorities and organizations to provide the resources and contacts necessary for sourcing and developing various care models.
  • Develop and complete an action research/evaluation process to gather and share expertise for incorporation into plans within Vancouver Coastal Health.
  • Leads planning processes to help identify specific needs within Mental Health and in relation to other areas of 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



Education & Experience

  • Masters Degree in a health related discipline.
  • Five years recent experience related to the designated initiative or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation and evaluation.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge & clinical experience in Mental Health
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects
    Knowledge and experience in community development
  • Demonstrated ability in change management and change processes
  • Ability to undertake program evaluation
  • Experience with budget development
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with diverse populations and stakeholder groups
  • Excellence in computer skills, including the Microsoft Office group of products

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

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 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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