Vancouver Coastal Health

Communications Specialist, CST

Job Description

Job Title: Communications Specialist
Work Site: CST - 590 W. 8th


Start Date:



Regular Full Time

As soon as possible

0830 - 1630

Shifts may include 24hr support, some weekends, on call rotations

Reference#: 157531-lgi


Come work as a Communications Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Communications Specialist to join the CST Project team. Apply today to join our team!


As a Communications Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Have a passion for delivering impactful programs and initiatives to meet communications objectives.
  • Recommend approaches and be accountable for planning, implementing and evaluating quality communications plans and projects, while helping to build the CST project’s reputation.
  • Be a strong critical thinker, well-organized and deadline driven; the Specialist will serve as a utility team member across all portfolios.
  • Naturally enjoy identifying compelling stories to match audience interests; is an exemplary writer; understands best use of digital media; and manages everything from content plans to events with ease.
  • Communicate with audiences across VCH, PHA and PHC, and the project, as we deliver one of the biggest health care transformations in Canada - made even more critical due to COVID-19. 
  • Be a flexible team player, understands stakeholders’ emerging communications needs and can navigate complexity.


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.



Education & Experience

  • Education or experience equivalent to an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Public Relations.
  • A strong communicator with five (5) or more years’ recent, related experience.


Knowledge & Abilities

  • Experience planning, implementing and measuring integrated communications initiatives against objectives.
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, with exemplary attention to detail.
  • Experience managing digital projects such as videos, microsite / intranet revamps and the creation of other digital assets.
  • Critical thinking coupled with the ability to produce effective products and campaigns.
  • Content planning and development skills, and experience using content management systems.
  • Solutions-focus, positive attitude, maturity and ability to engage a variety of busy stakeholders.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate events and forums for communications purposes.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive issues with skill, tact and diplomacy, and excellent decision making skills and flexibility to reprioritize quickly to meet changing priorities.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a team.
  • Project management skills and ability to work well under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong supplier management experience with the ability to oversee the purchasing process.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, CMS software (e.g. Drupal, SharePoint) and related programs.
  • Public sector experience and an understanding of complex change projects preferred.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



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

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 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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