Vancouver Coastal Health

Healthy Public Policy, Regional Practice Lead

Job Description

Job Title: Healthy Public Policy, Regional Practice Lead
Work Site: Chief Med Health Officer, Van


Start Date:



Regular Full Time 

As soon as possible


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Salary: $39.77 - $57.17 per hour
Reference#: 166825-ayc


Come work as a Healthy Public Policy, Regional Practice Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Healthy Public Policy, Regional Practice Lead to join the PopHlth Policy & Strategy Team. Apply today to join our team!


The Healthy Public Policy Regional Practice Lead will work closely with academic institutions and national collaborating centres to develop healthy public policy advocacy practices. In addition, the Regional Practice Lead will coach other team members and create training and orientation activities to support practice development.

We seek someone with experience in public policy advocacy, evaluation, coaching and expertise in evidence reviews, knowledge translation, report writing, and policy development.

We require the Lead to have experience in policy advocacy, project management and partnership development.


As a Healthy Public Policy, Regional Practice Lead with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Report to the Manager of Healthy Public Policy, the Regional Practice Lead for Healthy Public Policy (HPP) is responsible for promoting excellence and advancing professional practices relevant to the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Work in close collaboration with Medical Health Officers and other staff in VCH’s Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer and other relevant internal/external stakeholders, the Regional Practice Lead guides the application and standardization of practice standards, monitoring and evaluation systems, and best practices within the organization.
  • Provide leadership and expert consultative advice on scope of practice, research and evaluation, policy monitoring, policy analysis, and policy advocacy to assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Office of the Chief MHOs strategic health promotion work.



Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Political Science or a suitable related field of study supplemented with five (5) to seven (7) year’s recent, related experience in government overseeing complex projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • This is a management level position and past experience and training relating to staff capacity building and performance monitoring, motivation, and team-building is a major asset.

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.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage staff and coordinate between different teams and corporate divisions.
  • Facilitates, collaborates and negotiates for effective resolution of practice issues.
  • Keeps informed about evolving tends and practices, shares knowledge and supports staff to integrate evidence-based practice.
  • Fosters collaborative and effective working relationships to support and lead the professional practice and ongoing development of staff and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
  • Familiarity with media monitoring, CRM, and data visualization software.
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and workshop delivery.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and design program evaluation strategy.
  • Demonstrated strategic planning, strategic communications, staff engagement and public engagement skills and experience.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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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