• Collaborative Clinical Informatics Lead - CST Project

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Collaborative Clinical Informatics Lead - CST Project
    Work Site: CST Project Offices - West 8th Avenue
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Reference#: 104241-ale


    The 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.


    Job Summary


    You will play a critical, strategic leadership role in the Clinical and Systems Transformation (CST) Initiative, across Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health including Lower Mainland Consolidation Services (LMCS).  In this role, you will serve as the lead strategic liaison between CST, the regional programs/specialty, Professional Practice, and other key stakeholders within PHSA/PHC/VCH including LMCS and provide expert consultative direction to operational, physician, and practice leaders within the designated area of responsibility


    Given the scope of this project, we're looking for 2 new team members to help lead the delivery of this vision.  There are opportunities to provide expertise and support in the following 2 areas:

    • Respiratory Therapy & Other Allied Health

    • Surgery


    In return, you will have a fundamental role in the success of this complex, multi-organizational clinical transformation initiative, through provision of consultative leadership, expertise, planning, and direction at the multi health authority Program/Specialty Level with all CST work streams.


    You will ensure that the scale and fundamental nature of clinical transformation required is understood,  the teams achieve drivers/goals and the delivery of a well planned strategy in collaboration with the health organization leaders.

    Qualifications and Expertise:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or a Health Sciences Profession.
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, Health Administration or Health Informatics supplemented with seven (7) to ten (10) years’ experience in leading major clinical or quality improvement initiatives in a large, complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Experience with previous clinical systems design and implementation is preferred.
    • Ability to travel.



    • Strong understanding of clinical information/data and how these are managed, used and operationalized within the clinical information system to create knowledge.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in the implementation of evidence-based practice in a clinical setting.
    • Demonstrated leadership in clinical and policy change.
    • Broad knowledge of the applicable standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
    • Broad knowledge of clinical process, workflows, clinical services delivery and patient/client satisfaction determinants.
    • Demonstrated clinical informatics expertise, with the ability to apply systems and critical thinking.
    • Demonstrates strategic, creative and strong analytical and organizational skills.
    • Uses effective leadership, facilitation, communication and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict, achieve desired outcomes and address potential barriers to success.
    • Demonstrated ability to create and execute plans and ensure timelines are met while working with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Exercises initiative, self-direction and problem solving abilities to identity gaps and opportunities for improvement.
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize current computer applications (Microsoft Office, etc.) and computerized health care application(s).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean or related process improvement principles.
    • Demonstrated experience with functional requirement assessment.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


    To apply:


    Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 104241-ale .


    Please note:

    • Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements.
    • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
    • Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

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