• Project Manager, Business Initiatives and Support Services (BISS)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Project Manager, BISS
    Work Site: 601 W. Broadway
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Reference#: 108531-ale


    Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager leads and coordinates all aspects of assigned projects for designated programs/services within a Health Services Delivery Area (HSDA) and/or throughout Lower Mainland Health Organizations that includes Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Service Authority and Fraser Health (reference as Lower Mainland). Ensures that project deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as described in the project plan. Works with stakeholders at all levels and inspires others to achieve goals and deliverables through facilitation, effective communication of corporate visions, and ensuring the culture is one in which individual competencies can thrive. May provide leadership, guidance and support to designated project staff. Projects may involve process improvement and work redesign, productivity review/staff deployment and the provision of strategic information to support those processes. Findings and recommendations have a direct financial and staff resources impact. Communicates with all levels of staff and management within the HSDA and/or across the Lower Mainland to facilitate consensus, consult, negotiate and share information. Liaises with consultants, vendors and other health care entities and other external agencies to negotiate contracts for the provision of goods and services.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline.
    • Five (5) to seven (7) year's recent, related experience in project management and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
    • Current registration with relevant professional College/Association, if applicable.


    • Displays comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.
    •  Effectively monitors budgets and executes project plans with stringent timelines.
    • Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.
    • Maintains a broad knowledge of patient care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
    • Demonstrated business acumen for normal business practices, tools and methodologies.
    • Maintains a thorough understanding of available resources for projects and applicable stakeholder groups, provides feedback and detailed analysis on project processes and makes recommendations as required.
    • Utilizes effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.
    • Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.
    • Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with the physician community.
    • Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.

      Qualified applicants only please submit a resume and covering letter quoting competition # 108531-ale. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

      Internal competition closes September 3, 2018. Internal applications received after this date will be considered as late applications.

      Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

      ***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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