Workforce Planning Consultant (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

We have two exciting opportunities for a Workforce Planning Consultant to join our team at Interior Health!

About the role:

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization and reporting to the Manager, Workforce Management Human Resources, the Workforce Planning Consultant is responsible for analyzing and collecting health human resource data to project future workforce demand and supply. Working within the Interior Health (IH) Planning Framework, the Consultant is responsible for recognizing current and future workforce trends, providing workforce decision support, informing retention and recruitment strategies, identifying innovative staffing practices, and identifying opportunities for improvements in service efficiencies. The Consultant defines report requirements to support department, portfolio, and IH-wide human resource planning activities. In addition, the Consultant recommends tactics to improve internal and external processes to continually optimize the allocation of health human resources and refine staff work processes that enhance high-quality, safe, and effective patient care.

This position can be located anywhere within our health service region.

Some duties of the position:

• As a member of the Health Human Resource Planning and Workforce Optimization Team, assesses, develops, implements, and evaluates organization-wide human resource strategies and procedures.

• In partnership with Health System Planning, contributes to the organization’s vision, mission, values, and goals, by participating in IH’s planning process to support organizational objectives.

• Identifies gaps between current and future workforce needs and recommends tactics to ensure there is an adequate supply of skilled workers in the short- and long-term.

• Identifies and translates business issues into questions that can be answered with data.

• In partnership with the Professional Practice Office, projects future requirements for specialty education and for increased workforce efficiency by optimizing the mix of professional skills.

• Meets with frontline Managers to understand operational requirements and provides them with decision support to determine optimal current and future staffing.

• Develops and establishes definitions to describe workforce data and metrics relevant to departments, portfolios, and IH as a whole.

• Prepares and delivers reports and presentations to Managers, Directors, and Senior Executives as required.

• Assists in the alignment of education planning and recruitment priorities to ensure the workforce is able to deliver effective and efficient care.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package in keeping with your qualifications and experience and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a total compensation package! We have one of the best benefit package and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive (defined benefit) employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

If this sounds like a perfect opportunity for you to hone your skills and work with a fantastic team, apply today!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Health Information Sciences, Economics, or Information Technology.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, data interpretation, forecasting models, and data quality management.
• Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, including pivot tables, database functions (SQL), VBA development, graphing, and formulas. Familiarity with data analysis tools for developing reports, creating dashboards, and completing predictive analytics. Experience working with large data sets and analysis methods within a healthcare operations context is preferred.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to keep current with technological changes, anticipate opportunities, and ensure readiness for future technological changes and enhancements.
• Ability to exercise strong initiative, self-direction, and problem-solving skills to identify gaps and opportunities for improvements.
• Ability to gather, summarize, and report information in a careful, thorough, clear, and concise manner.
• Ability to conduct research, analyze, strategize, plan, and problem solve.
• Ability to organize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to influence, negotiate, advocate, relate effectively, and maintain cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of IH’s complex organizational structure and understand priorities.
• Effective interpersonal, facilitation, and educational skills. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management through verbal and written forms.
• Innovative and results-oriented.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Starting salary is approximately from 65K to 73K and will be based on education, training and experience

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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