Vancouver Coastal Health

Regional Practice Initiatives Lead

Job Description

Job Title: Regional Practice Initiatives Lead
Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital 12th & Oak (VGH Campus)


Start Date:



Regular Full Time 

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $47.39 - $68.12 per hour
Reference#: 164079-cmc

Come work as a Regional Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Reporting to the Professional Practice Director, is responsible for promoting excellence and advancing autonomous professional practice relevant to the strategic direction of the organization. Working in close collaboration with the Community of Care (CoC) practice teams and other relevant internal/external stakeholders, the incumbent guides the application and standardization of practice standards, regulations and best practices within the organization. Provides leadership and expert consultative advice on scope of practice, clinical informatics, resource planning and research to enhance the practice environments and achieve effective and efficient quality of care.


As a Regional Practice Initiatives Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Promote consistent care to our patients / clients / residents / families across sites, programs and professions through standardization, integration and promotion of evidence informed best practice.
  • Facilitate and recommends program planning and development of practice guidelines for VCH that supports best practices, improved client access, and efficient flow of clients across the care continuum by identifying current practice needs and future directions, reviewing current best practices, consulting with Directors/Managers, using best utilization methods, developing and documenting implementation plans, presenting recommendations, and ensuring deliverables are on time and within mandate.
  • Implement, in consultation with Professional Practice Director(s), effective strategies for advancing autonomous professional practice within Service(s)/Program(s) that are consistent with the corporate vision and strategic direction for VCH and Professional Practice.
  • Complete specific goals and objectives for approved VCH initiatives/projects by facilitating and supporting team activities, defining and analyzing issues, guiding and directing project activities for one or more nursing/allied health practice projects through developing workplans to plan, organize, direct and control projects, in consultation with Director(s).
  • Foster strategic and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders that result in sharing of knowledge, monitoring practice trends, identification of opportunities to promote innovation, exploration and partnerships for improvement, and ensuring consistent delivery of quality practice/services throughout the Service(s)/Program(s) within VCH.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing supplemented with three (3) to five (5) year’s recent, related experience in a complex health care environment including clinical informatics, program planning, education, facilitation and project leadership or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Understands available resources for practice and keeps quality in the forefront of all resource utilization decisions; provides knowledgeable input into the planning and resources allocation for Service(s)/Program(s) within VCH.
  • Demonstrated Clinical Informatics experience.
  • Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of practice issues.
  • Keeps informed about evolving tends and practices, shares knowledge and supports Nurses and Allied Health staff to integrate evidence-based practice in the delivery of quality care/services.
  • Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support the professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Extensive experience/base in clinical practice document/protocol development and implementation.
  • Extensive understanding of Health Professions Act.

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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