• Program Manager

  • Job Description

    We are looking for Program Manager, Bella Bella reporting to the Director, Clinical Operations/Client Relations.


    The role:

    This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the delivery of care on British Columbia’s central coast while living in one of the country’s most beautiful locations. As Program Manager you will provide operational oversight of interdisciplinary clinical services (acute, community, residential) across the hospital site to ensure the highest quality of care. With a large First Nations population, you will bring your understanding of and promote cultural competence. Recognizing the diversity of the surrounding area will greatly impact your success in this role. On any given day you will be required to wear several different hats as this is a remote hospital where everyone must work together across departments and with the community.


    The location:

    Adventure awaits you in this friendly island community. Home of the salmon, the whale and the bald eagle, Bella Bella is island community on the beautiful BC “Inside Passage,” set in the rain forest at the edge of the ocean. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography.


    Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest.


    Life in Bella Bella is defined by its physical geography and population of about 1500 people. Bella Bella is home to the proud and progressive First Nation community of the Heiltsuk Nation.


    Here you will discover the challenges and rewards a remote location adds to the practice of health care. This is the place to be if you enjoy professional challenges, multidisciplinary rural health care, aboriginal culture and the outdoors!


    Who we are:

    As one of British Columbia's six regional health authorities, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality services, we are fully committed to supporting healthy lives with the robust resources of 13 hospitals, a number of community health centres, 2,500 physicians, more than 13,500 full time staff, and over $3 billion in funding.


    But that's only part our story. VCH is about something bigger; we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" – on everything from new surgical techniques to funding models – when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We are proud to hold best-in-class awards in everything from research, surgical care and infection control, to harm reduction, community care, communications and community engagement. At our core, we are people-focused with an entrepreneurial spirit that runs deep, where opportunity exists for those with a passion to transform health.


    Why VCH:

    • The chance to work with our inspiring and skilled health care teams
    • Competitive compensation & benefits package
    • Vancouver consistently ranks high as one of the most "liveable" cities
    • Supportive leadership & organizational integrity
    • A positive, productive, & reputable organizational culture
    • Work-life balance
    • Professional development
    • An organization with advanced clinical technology & state-of-the-art facilities
    • One of Canada’s top funded & innovative research institutes
    • A “People First” commitment to both staff & clients

     Who you are:

    • An operational leader; you have progressively senior leadership experience leading a team of interdisciplinary professionals across multiple health services; ideally with a nursing background.
    • An inspiring leader; you inspire confidence and bring solid operational leadership skills,
    • and foster highly productive working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders.
    • Cross cultural competency; you understand the unique motivations and actions of a small tight-knit, rural/remote community with a large First Nations population and will respect the cultural heritage and sensitivities while providing the best care.



    If this sounds like the role for you, we would love to see your resume. Apply now!


    Questions? Feel free to reach out to one of the members of our team – Ashley Dawson –ashley.dawson@vch.ca






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